I'm A Celebrity stars Joey Essex and Amy Willerton confirm they are officially dating

Joey Essex has confirmed he is dating fellow I'm A Celebrity contestant Amy Willerton.

The popular TOWIE star told the Mirror, "Our first date was amazing. I'm very happy. Look at her, she's beautiful."

News of the romance won't come as a big surprise to the reality show's viewers, who spent weeks watching the pair cosying up in the jungle.

Beauty queen Amy made a big impression on Joey from the start.

"When I first saw Amy, I thought 'salty potato', then I really looked at her and was like 'woah, she's beautiful'. But then I got to know her and I realised she's actually a proper nice girl," he said after leaving the show.

Joey and Amy were both voted out of the jungle on Friday in a shock double eviction, and have been inseparable ever since.

Since then, Joey, 23, has shared a photo of himself and Amy sitting down to a feast of pizza and chips at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, and sunbathing together, captioned, "Chilling by the pool. Versace Versace Versace."

He has even introduced 21-year-old Amy to his father Donald, who was initially convinced Joey would reconcile with his ex-fiancée Sam Faiers.

Joey and Sam split up before he went on I'm A Celebrity, and she was rumoured to be entering the camp as a shock guest, although that proved to be false.

Bookies are now offering odds on 10-1 that Joey and Amy will end up marrying like former jungle couple Katie Price and Peter Andre.
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