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The Only Way Is Essex favourite Joey Essex is the surprise celebrity to join the Masterchef line up this year - but when was he on TOWIE and who is he?
Joey Essex has joined the Celebrity Masterchef 2019 line up alongside his fellow reality TV favourites Vicky Pattison, Dom Parker and Love Island’s Dr Alex.
But who is the TOWIE star competing for the winning chef’s hat? How much money is he worth and who is he dating?
Here’s everything you need to know from the Ellie Brown relationship rumours to his surprising height:
Aged 29, Joey Essex is most famous for his time on The Only Way Is Essex. He’s also competed on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here and even had his own show, Educating Joey Essex.
Joey has sister Frankie Essex and cousin Chloe Sims who also appeared on TOWIE.
Sam Faiers’ ex-boyfriend is also a surprising 5 foot 9 inches tall.
The Essex reality star has made a good fortune for himself following his career on TOWIE and is estimated to be worth £6million.
Joey has dated many celebrity faces including Amy Willerton, Stephanie Pratt and Georgia Purves.
In November 2018, Love Island’s Ellie Brown also confirmed she was casually dating the TOWIE star but it seems nothing serious came from it.
Joey joined the cast of The Only Way Is Essex during series two in 2011 and departed after an up and down relationship with co-star Sam Faiers in 2013.
Celebrity MasterChef begins on Monday, September 2 at 9pm.