I'm A Celebrity's Joey Essex never had a romance with Amy Willerton

Joey Essex (I'm A Celebrity 2013)

I'm A Celebrity 2013 love birds Joey Essex and Amy Willerton were never together, it's been claimed.

TOWIE's Joey has insisted that despite all the press and photoshoots together, they were never a couple.

It's despite Joey saying only last month after their exit from the jungle: “Our first date was amazing. I’m very happy. Look at her. She’s beautiful.”

Amy added as the pair appeared together at the British Comedy Awards: “We’ve had a lovely night together. The party was amazing. They know how to have a good time here.”

However this week Joey has claimed: “We never had a relationship. We were never a couple – we just got along in the jungle.

“She lives three hours away from me and I’ve got so much work on, so we haven’t really got time to see each other.”

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he added: “We’re both just taking it easy. We’re not in a relationship and we never were.”

The ITV2 reality star went on to say he wasn't looking for love anyway, just a year after his spit from former fiancee Sam Faiers.

“Even if I met a girl today or tomorrow, I definitely wouldn’t want one," Joey told the newspaper. “I would just go on dates and have a laugh.

“I like petite girls. Someone who is reem, slim, chatty. Someone exactly like me.”

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