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Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 25 Aug 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 34 2016 : Sat 20 Aug - Fri 26 Aug
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Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special
He’s had a best selling book, built his own fashion and hair range, and coined countless catchphrases, but now Joey Essex is on a quest to add one vital achievement to his CV – a GCSE. 
Having failed to make the grade in the past, Joey is facing his demons and going back to school, on a mission to pass an academic GCSE in General Studies. 
With a C in Art, a D in Woodtech and a U in Science to his name, Joey is out to prove he has the mental stamina and self-motivation to succeed in the academic world.  
“I’ve got to do this myself. So I can prove to the world, to the country, that Joey Essex can pass an exam. This is time to prove what Joey Essex knows. This is my time.” 
After tackling a pub quiz with his brainiest celebrity friend, Rachel Riley, Joey is assigned a private tutor and enrols at Moulsham High School, ten years after he last went to school – but does he have the aptitude and the attention span to excel in his education? 
Cameras will follow Britain’s favourite Essex boy as he sits an exam and then opens his results on Thursday 25th August, the day the youth of Britain find out their own exam fates….
Can Joey Essex silence his critics and get a result that reems are made of?