Joey Essex talks relationship with Perrie Edwards after string of dates

Published Saturday, Oct 17 2015, 18:18 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Joey Essex has admitted that he HAS enjoyed a string of dates with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

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.

Joey Essex on his TV show, Educating Joey Essex: General Election what you saying? - 6 May 2015.

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Perrie Edwards looks amazing with no make-up on in LA, 10 August 2015

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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."

Joey Essex and Charlotte Stuchfield on holiday in Dubai
14 September

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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.

Joey Essex and Sam Faiers in Ibiza, Instagram
13 August

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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.

Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik, Instagram
13 May

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