Joey Essex, Ashley Roberts 'fancy each other' after The Jump training

Published Tuesday, Dec 30 2014, 11:02 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Joey Essex and Ashley Roberts have reportedly become fast friends as they train together for upcoming reality show The Jump.

Ex-TOWIE star Joey and former Pussycat Doll singer Ashley have reportedly struck up a bond while preparing together for the winter sports series.

They also have a shared interest in that they both have appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Joey Essex and Ashley Roberts present award for Best New Comedy Show at British Comedy Awards
16 Dec 2014

© Rex Features / Ken McKay

Joey and Ashley presenting an award together at the British Comedy Awards in December.

A source told The Mirror that sparks flew when they met up at an indoor ski centre in Milton Keynes to perfect their moves ahead of next month's first episode.

The insider said: "There is an obvious connection between Joey and Ashley, who both really fancy each other. They're both up for a laugh and don't take life too seriously."

Ashley told Reveal earlier this year that she'd definitely be open to dating a Brit when we quizzed her on the differences between our men and those in her native America.

"I like both for different reasons! I like the energy, fashion and mentality of the British dudes and they seem much more gentleman like. But America is also what I know. It's American guys and football and beer. I guess they do that over here as well but yes, I'm open to whatever happens. If it's a British guy then awesome and if it's an American then cool!"

According to The Mirror, the unconfirmed rumours were sparked by Joey and Ashley's joint appearance at the British Comedy Awards earlier this month.

Just close friends or more? Hmm... Perhaps we'll find out when The Jump premieres on Channel 4 early next year.

Other celebrities confirmed to take part include Mike Tindall, the husband of Zara Phillips, Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson and X Factor favourite Sinitta.

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