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Joey Essex and Amy Willerton reveal budding romance after leaving I’m A Celeb jungle

by the editorial team Published on 9 December 2013
Joey Essex and Amy Willerton reveal budding romance after leaving I’m A Celeb jungle© Twitter

Joey Essex and Amy Willerton might have missed out on winning this series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, but the pair seemed to have won in the love stakes. Since leaving the jungle this weekend, the reality TV stars have been joined at the hip and uploaded a bunch of couply snaps of each other. If you’re Sam Faiers, you might want to look away now!

Love appears to have blossomed for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here stars Joey Essex and Amy Willerton.

Since leaving the jungle this weekend – after Westlife star Kian Egan was declared the series’ winner – the pair have been indulging in some much-needed luxury together.

Although the pair kept viewers guessing throughout the show as to whether they were just friends or something more, it would seem that for now the TV couple are keen to give things a go.

Amy and Joey left I’m A Celeb in a shock double eviction on Friday night and it’s clear the pair aren’t quite ready to be separated just yet.

The Only Way Is Essex star tweeted a photo of him and Amy cuddling up poolside at the Versace hotel, showing off the deep brown tans they got whilst in the jungle.

The 23-year-old captioned the holiday snap: “Chilling by the pool. Versace Versace Versace.”

Amy Willerton and Joey Essex © Instagram

Afterwards the pair – clearly relived to no longer be surviving on rice and beans – enjoyed a room service feast of chips, pizza and all sorts (there’s eight plates of food visible there guys!).

Tucking in and grinning at the camera, Joey wrote: “Room service on first night #foodglourousfood.” (Sic).

It would seem that the pair have enjoyed swapping the squalor of the jungle for the luxury of the outside world, and they are finally getting some privacy away from the cameras.

Speaking about his romance with Amy to The Sun, Joey explained that it's more than just a physical attraction between them.

He said: “I got to know her and I realised she's actually a proper nice girl. To me, looks don't mean anything. I've always loved personality in a girl.

“There was sexual tension but we couldn't do anything because there isn't any privacy in there. There are 12 people, cameras and millions of people watching.”

Joey admitted that “things could be different” now the pair are off the show, and added that they have arranged to meet up in Essex when they get back to the UK.

This will no doubt be a blow to Joey’s ex-girlfriend and TOWIE co-star Sam Faiers, who has previously said that she believes Amy and Joey are having a ‘showmance’.

Sam Faiers has been patiently waiting for Joey to return to the UK and the reality star has made no secret of the fact that she believes they will get back together.

The TOWIE couple – who were engaged earlier in the year – split last June after Joey said that he wasn’t ready for marriage yet.

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