Joey Essex has big plans as rumours he will appear on US reality TV show

Joey Essex, pictured during a scene on Love Island
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Former The Only Way Is Essex star and Love Island personality Joey Essex is reportedly set to make waves in the US with a new television venture. The Sun has reported that Joey is lined up to feature in the upcoming series of Selling Sunset, the popular Netflix show that delves into the high-end real estate market of Los Angeles.

With his wealth accumulated from property investments and his cousin Chloe Sims now residing in LA, Joey's move to explore options for a base in America seems like a natural step. A source disclosed to The Sun: "On the next series viewers will see Joey tour a megabucks property as part of his hunt for a base across the pond.

"It also means he's added another huge reality show to his list - his first for Netflix - which opens up a whole new world of opportunity." For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter

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Representatives for Joey have been approached by OK! for a statement. Selling Sunset is no stranger to drama, and even while off-air, there are reports that cast members Christine Quinn and Chelsea Lazkani are each facing a divorce. Chrishell Stause of Selling Sunset fame is also taking her talents to Australia, having joined the cast of Neighbours and it is thought that this will allow her to spend more time with her partner G Flip.

At 42, Chrishell is set to portray Yasmine "Yas" Shields, a successful and sophisticated businesswoman on the lookout for an exciting new venture. "I am honoured and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show," the star expressed.

"Coming from the world of soaps in the US, it's back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come! ".

Joey is currently making waves on the 2024 series of Love Island, with his entrance as the first bombshell taking fans by surprise. He initially paired up with Samantha Kenny, but when his former flame Grace Jackson entered the villa, he shifted his focus towards her.

Joey Essex
Joey Essex has had a whirlwind experience on Love Island in series 11 of the ITV show. -Credit:ITV

However, after a date with Jessy Potts, Joey seems to have put his relationship with Grace on hold. The duo found themselves in hot water after they were spotted sharing a kiss on the terrace. In the aftermath, Joey hoped to keep their secret from Grace, telling Jessy: "That's between you and me though. We don't have to say anything. I don't think we should tell them that."

Jessy responded: "I didn't expect that to happen." To which Joey replied: "I just took you up the terrace for a little talk", adding humorously: "The terrace is really innocent, right..? "