Amy Willerton finally admits the REAL reason she split from Joey Essex

Published Sunday, Jan 12 2014, 09:19 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Amy Willerton has finally opened up about the real reasons behind her split with fellow I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Joey Essex.

The model, 21, has kept a dignified silence since their relationship appeared to fizzle out weeks after returning from the jungle.

British Comedy Awards, London, Britain - 12 Dec 2013
Joey Essex and Amy Willerton

© Rex Features / Jonathan Hordle

But now, she has told the The Sun (via The Mirror) that she ended her relationship with the TOWIE star to avoid becoming "the next Katie Price and Peter Andre".

She said: "I want a real, normal relationship where everything happens naturally and you are just allowed to be."

Joey Essex and Amy Willerton relax together on sun lounger in Australia - 9 December 2013

© Twitter / @JoeyEssex_

She went on to say: "I still fancy him, but I don't want to be the next Katie Price and Peter Andre."

The pair became close on I'm A Celebrity at the end of last year and their friendship blossomed into romance after they were both voted out on the same night.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Amy Willerton and Joey Essex get close.
Episode aired: Tuesday 19th November 2013.


Katie and Peter also met on the reality show in 2004 and went on to get married and have two children, living their lives in the glare of the spotlight - something Amy clearly wanted to avoid.

Although Amy admits she had real feelings for Joey, she reveals "everything started to fall apart" when they returned to London and pressure was put on them.

She added: "It felt like if we were going to be together, we had to be committed to the relationship, because we'd be presented to the world as the Joey and Amy show."

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