Joey Essex and Stephanie Pratt reveal the TRUTH behind their split

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Joey Essex and Stephanie Pratt have revealed the truth behind their break up.

It was reported back in October that the pair had split, a month after they met during E4 show Celebs Go Dating.

The series had followed six stars as they look for love with help from Dating agency owner Eden Blackman and matchmaker Nadia Essex.

We saw the nightly dates of the all star cast as they were partnered up with - gasp - NORMAL FOLK.

Although in a change to the original plan, Joey and Stephanie ended up falling for one another.

According to The Sun newspaper, Joey split from Stephanie over having to spend most of his time in Chelsea rather than Essex.

A source told the tabloid: “He genuinely fell for her and even though they were an unlikely couple, he hoped it could turn into something more serious.

“But he realised it was never going to work with him spending so much time away from home.”

Now Joey and Steph have spoken out themselves, confirming they are no longer together.

Steph told Star magazine: "We split it up. It sounds silly, but it was because of the long distance. It was only Essex, but we're both busy. He was in New York and then I was in LA. There was no argument or fight."

Joey added: "When you're working constantly and trying to see each other, it can be quite frustrating. And I've had a lot of work recently. We had to just talk on the phone a lot. "

After splitting with Steph, Joey is back on Celebs Go Dating's second season which currently airs week nights on E4 at 10PM.

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