'I'm in the best shape of my life!' TOWIE's Joey Essex wants a new girlfriend

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Joey Essex is looking for love` credit:Bang Showbiz
Joey Essex is looking for love` credit:Bang Showbiz

Joey Essex wants a new girlfriend.

The 32-year-old reality star has been linked to the likes of former ‘TOWIE’ co-star Sam Faiers, pop star Rita Ora and Lorena Medina over the years but has been single since splitting from ‘Love Island’ contestant Maura Higgins in October 2022 and is now ready to find love again, and wants to get married in his hometown.

He told The Sun on Sunday: “I’m in the best shape of my life, I’m single and getting my life together. If a nice, kind girl walks into my life I’d get to know her. I’d like a girlfriend but she needs to fit into my jigsaw puzzle. I’ve had some nice girlfriends over the years but I need a girl to lift me up and put a smile on my face every day. When I meet The One I’ll definitely get married in Essex.”

The former ‘Dancing on Ice’ star was then asked what he thought of ‘Pam and Tommy’ actress Lily James and admitted that he likes to see what she gets up to on social media following her split from rock star Michael Shuman.

He said: “She’s a sort. We do follow each other on Instagram — we’ve been following each other for a while. I like seeing what she’s up to. She looks good and seems like a nice girl — and we’re both single.”

The former ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ campmate went on to add that his love life generates a lot of interest from fans as he revealed that one fan in particular recently made him an offer to buy his used undergarments.

He added: “People always want to know who I am dating. They are willing me to find Mrs Essex. I get a lot of people messaging me pictures. I got a message from a fan recently on Instagram saying, ‘I want to buy your used socks and underwear’. It’s weird. I didn’t reply!”