The former TOWIE star, 25, confirmed reports which surfaced earlier this week that he's had several meet-ups with Perrie.
The pair swapped numbers after meeting at the Pride of Britain Awards in September.
Speaking for the first time since the rumours started circulating, Joey says: "We exchanged numbers, then we met up a few times.
"She's just come out of a really serious relationship and I've had serious relationships in the past. She just needs to go out and have fun.
"She's a really nice girl; she's in Australia now."
Asked by newspaper The Mirror whether the pair shared a cheeky snog, Joey teased: "Obviously, we done what we done."
Reality TV star Joey only recently holidayed with then-girlfriend Charlotte Stuchfield, 18, and the pair looked pretty smitten in pictures from Ibiza.
However, they split up shortly afterwards.
Joey was previously engaged to Sam Faiers, who is now pregnant with her new partner Paul Knightley, and he also had a fling with I'm A Celebrity star Amy Willerton.
Meanwhile, Perrie suffered a painful and very public split from her fiancé Zayn Malik this summer.
After dating for three years, he is thought to have ended their relationship by text. Ouch.
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