Joey Essex on trying to stay single: 'I'm going to put myself on a relationship ban for two years'
JOEY ESSEX JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT APPEARING IN E4'S FIVE STAR HOTEL, TRYING TO STAY SINGLE AND EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ENCOUNTERS...
He shot to fame on The Only Way is Essex in 2011 and captured the nation's heart as a lovable rogue, but now he's now swapping reality for room service as he takes on a new project appearing in E4's Five Star Hotel, which sees him and four other celebrities battle it out to be the employee of the season.
Talking about competing alongside former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, Joey explained: 'He tried to lord it over me but I put him in his place... By the end of it we came out as good mates.
'He was always trying to compete against me but it didn't work for him.'
The panel - Ruth, Coleen, Gloria and Jane - were keen to know if there had been any romance, leading to Joey saying: 'I am currently single. I think I'm going to put myself on a ban from relationships and stuff like that for two years though.
'I've been in relationships for the past four years and I feel like I need to step back and focus on my career.'
When Ruth asked Joey to elaborate, he responded: 'What's celibate? Is that when you don't do it with anyone?'
'It's not happened for a long time,' Joey continued, 'but that's like saying I'm going to quit drinking…'