Celebs Go Dating: Joey Essex banned from dating his co-stars this time

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Joey Essex has been banned from dating his co-stars in the new series of Celebs Go Dating.

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

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 of finding love - again.

But this time his co-stars will be off limits, with Joey saying the new rule against dating other celebs is “written in my contract.”

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, an insider said: "It's all very light-hearted. It’s made a joke of as Joey is told he mustn’t date any of the celebrities taking part.

“He teases he’s really upset when he finds out who one of the girls is. But it’s not serious.”

According to rumours, Joey will be joined on the new series by Diversity dancer Perri Kiely, Kim Kardashian’s pal and recent Celebrity Big Brother housemate Jonathan Cheban and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.

Plus, Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear and former TOWIE star Ferne McCann are also said to have signed up.

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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