Exclusive: Celebs Go Dating's Paisley Billings is rooting for Joey Essex, Stephanie Pratt: "I'm really happy for them"

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Celebs Go Dating star Paisley Billings is championing Joey Essex's romance with Made In Chelsea star Stephanie Pratt, and admits she had a "sneaky inkling" it would happen.

Paisley was one of the famous faces to take part in Celebs Go Dating's first series on E4, with the purpose of the show being for celebrities to date members of the public. However, Joey and Steph strayed away from the concept and ended up falling for each other.

They are now officially boyfriend and girlfriend, and while their relationship appears to be going from strength to strength, Paisley has said she is oh-so-happy for the pair.

Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex selfie, Twitter
16 September

© Twitter / @stephaniepratt

Paisley Billings, HIV awareness dinner, London
August 2016

© Tim McLees/WENN.com

Reveal caught up with Paisley (who you may also recognise from Tattoo Fixers) and she told us she is 100 percent behind Joey and Stephanie's romance. The pair have had to deal with critics labelling them a showmance and even matchmaker Nadia Essex has said on paper, Stephanie and Joey do no suit each other.

They, however, are determined to make it work and Paisley thinks they have a good chance.

"I feel like if both of them work hard at their relationship, then yes it will last forever but it's not going to be easy with both of them being in the public eye. I'm really happy for them, yes on paper they don't really make a match, but it does make sense a little bit. They're both a bit goofy... a lot of people don't get it, but I do get it."

We asked Paisley if she knew Joey and Stephanie were getting together while filming for Celebs Go Dating and she said that, while she was shocked when Joey and Stephanie arrived as each other's date to the series finale dinner party, she kinda knew something was going on.

Paisley explained: "This is the thing, when we were filming we didn't actually get to spend that much time with each other. Sometimes I'd see Steph, sometimes I'd see Joey. I had a sneaky little inkling from the way that Joey looks at Steph, though.

"The way he looks at her, you can tell he fancies her. I did say to Steph, 'I think he fancies you.'"

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

© E4

Since the show has wrapped, Stephanie has confirmed she and Joey are now an official item, and during an appearance on Celebrity Juice, the 30-year-old revealed they have even said 'I love you' to each other. Stephanie gushed that she hopes the pair will be "together forever."

With her and Joey seeming so smitten, naturally, it's been asked whether Joey will join Steph on Made In Chelsea. She, meanwhile, has said she is "unsure" about having Joey on the show, but has admitted she has a "boyfriend" while filming for MIC's new series.

In an interview with Daily Mail, Stephanie opened up about her relationship with former TOWIE star Joey and explained why she has fallen for him so hard.

She said: "He's been the first boyfriend I have been with that hasn't hinted at me to change, which is a real big thing. I just know I want to be with him.

"When you're in a relationship you need to realise guys can almost be a bully to your body confidence. I've only realised that looking back. You've got to be mature to get into a relationship. If you live on a man's compliment, you will die on his criticisms."

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