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Educating Joey Essex: General Election what you saying?

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 05 May 2015
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  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 19 2015 : Sat 02 May - Fri 08 May
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AMEND PLEASE NOTE CORRECT TITLE >    Educating Joey Essex: General Election, what you saying?!
He once famously claimed not to know who the Prime Minister is, so it’s safe to say Joey Essex knows little to nothing about politics. Until now. A brand new Educating Joey Essex will see everyone’s favourite Essex boy ditch Dagenham for Downing Street in a bid to boost his political know how but will he learn enough to vote in this year’s General Election?
This one off 60 minute special will challenge Joey to get in touch with the hottest topics in politics, in an effort to understand the issues that affect people of his generation, and ultimately make his decision on whether or not he should vote and if so, who to vote for. 
Cameras will be on hand to capture every step of Joey’s induction into politics, as he tours the Houses of Parliament and interviews some of the most influential figures in Westminster. 
Currently clueless about who runs the country, Joey will also go in search of each of the political leaders for answers on why he should vote for them. 
Along the way, Joey will be mentored by political columnist and broadcaster Isabel Hardman, who will be on hand to help him get to grips with Government affairs and make his mind up on who to vote for. 
He’s openly admitted he would love to be the ‘Prime Minister of Essex’ and once shamelessly asked Ed Miliband for a selfie, in spite of having no idea which political party he represents, but now Joey is determined to find out if the vote really counts   as Joey Essex’s pre Election education begins.  
Educating Joey Essex: General Election, what you saying?! is an original Lime Pictures production for ITV2.  
Joey Essex comments; "I've never voted before, but I'm really excited about getting to meet some of the most important people in the country to help me make my decision.  I reckon I'll take some pretty reem selfies too."
Executive Producer for Lime Pictures Phil Harris comments; “Joey Essex could be the next Jeremy Paxman but with reemer hair and more twitter followers.  I can’t wait to see what happens when we unleash him upon Westminster.”