Joey Essex hits the ice rink ahead of trip to Austria for The Jump

Published Wednesday, Dec 10 2014, 11:48 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Former TOWIE star Joey Essex has just signed up for the new series of The Jump, and it seems like he's getting in his practice early.

It was announced earlier today that Joey will appear on the Channel 4 show alongside Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson, former JLS star JB Gill and X Factor star Stacey Solomon.

Joey Essex at Forbury Gardens ice skating rink, Reading, Britain - 09 Dec 2014.

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Last night (9 December), Joey showed off his skills on ice as he officially opened the Forbury Gardens ice rink in Reading.

Joey looked in his element as he whizzed around the rink, with his loyal fans cheering him on from the side.

Joey spoke to Reveal this week to promote his new show, Educating Joey Essex: Winter Essex-Pedition, which airs tonight on ITV2.

Joey Essex on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! - December 2013.

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Joey appeared on the 13th series of I'm A Celebrity last year.

Having taken part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Splash!, Joey will now learn some of the most dangerous and challenging winter sporting disciplines on The Jump.

However, don't expect to see him on Strictly Come Dancing or Celebrity Big Brother in the near future...

"I don't think I could do those shows," Joey tells us. "Strictly Come Breakdancing, maybe?! I can't dance man! I can only do a Fusey dance; I wouldn't be able to do lessons.

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Joey appeared on the first series of Splash! in 2013.

"When I did Splash!, do you know how hard that was for me? I found it hard, frustrating and difficult. I bruised myself a lot and I think I think Strictly would be the same thing. It's a great show though."

Well now, Joey will be put through his paces on The Jump, which will involve jetting over to Austria in January to train in bobsled, skeleton and speed skating. We can't wait to see all the celebrities in action!

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