Celebs Go Dating! Joey Essex is BACK for series two along with these stars...

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Joey Essex will return to Celebs Go Dating in 2017 for the E4 show's second series.

The celebrity dating show proved a hit with its first series earlier this year, which featured names including Joey, Stephanie Pratt and Charlotte Crosby among others.

The reality series followed the celebs on dates with 'normal folk', as they hunted for their perfect match.

However the first run actually ended with Joey and Stephanie getting together, although they have since split up.

So now Joey is heading back to the celebrity dating agency in hope for finding love - again.

According to The Sun newspaper, he'll be joined by Diversity dancer Perri Kiely, Kim Kardashian’s pal and recent Celebrity Big Brother housemate Jonathan Cheban and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star newspaper has reported that both Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear and former TOWIE star Ferne McCann have also signed up.

“Signing both Ferne and Bear is a massive scoop for the show," a source said. “They are huge characters with massive personalities and know how to play the game. Producers were desperate to sign them up as they’ve already proved a huge hit with fans on previous shows."

The insider continued: “Ferne has kept her romances under wraps since she left TOWIE so TV execs are hoping for her to open up on camera.

“Bear has been linked to a string of famous faces following his CBB win including Jemma Lucy and Lillie Gregg but he can’t wait to get stuck in."

E4 confirmed that Celebs Go Dating would be back in 2017 for TWO series, each running for 20 episodes - a week longer than the first series.

Channel 4 boss Dom Bird said: “Following the huge success of the first series, E4 is delighted to bring Celebs Go Dating back to our screens for a longer run to find true love for those famous faces most in need of our helping hand.”

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