Exclusive: Celebs Go Dating star Tom Read Wilson insists Stephanie Pratt's romance with Joey Essex IS the "real deal"

Published Tuesday, Sep 27 2016, 13:42 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Celebs Go Dating star Tom Read Wilson is championing Stephanie Pratt's romance with Joey Essex and insists that it IS the "real deal."

Given that he's seen their relationship blossom right in front of him, we may just take his word for it!

Tom Read Wilson on Celebs Go Dating

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Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex on Celebs Go Dating
27 September

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We caught up with Tom (you may recognise him as the receptionist from the show) for a live chat on Facebook, and he was quick to gush about Stephanie and Joey when talk turned to the pair's surprising romance.

He told us: "I have to say, lots of people have asked me this, but it is the real McCoy. Time will tell about the longevity, but the relationship itself is the real McCoy."

Tom then added: "Wouldn't they have the most beautiful babies? My recent experience of Joey Essex made me swoon quite a lot... he's charming. Joey was just so twinkling, he really was."

On the show, viewers at home got hints that something was going on with Stephanie and Joey, but we didn't really get to see the real chemistry between them until matchmakers Nadia and Eden sent Stephanie and Joey on a date - even if it was against their rule book!

Joey decided to cook dinner for Steph at his Essex home, impressing her with her favourite dinner (a burger), before smoothly bagging himself a second date and pushing Steph into the pull fully clothed. A HUGE snog fest then followed, with the couple declaring that they didn't care if Nadia was going to be "angry" with them for actually hitting it off.

Speaking about Joey, Stephanie said: "It feels so weird sitting here with Joey, but there's just something about him. I can't stop smiling. He does know how to make a girl feel special."

Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex date, Celebs Go Dating
14 September

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Following their date, Steph and Joey continued to pursue each other and defended their romance when they got a grilling from Nadia and Eden.

Since Celebs Go Dating wrapped, the pair's relationship has appeared to go from strength to strength. Things are now official between them!

Stephanie recently revealed that she has mentioned on camera she has a new "boyfriend" while filming for Made In Chelsea, but she admitted she is "unsure" whether Joey will make an appearance on the show alongside her.

Her admission came during an appearance on Celebrity Juice, where Steph also revealed she and Joey have said 'I love you' and spoke of her hopes for the pair to be "together forever."


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