Perrie Edwards was said to have hit it off with Joey Essex at the Pride Of Britain Awards

She’s only been single for two months but Perrie Edwards has already been linked to another famous fella following her split from Zayn Malik – and you won’t believe who it is!

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Who is this man kissing Perrie Edwards?

Reports emerged over the weekend that the Little Mix star, 22, had hit it off with none other than former TOWIE favourite Joey Essex after meeting at the Pride Of Britain Awards a couple of weeks ago.

Pez apparently swapped numbers with Joey, 25, and then went on several dates with him.

‘It’s very early days, but Perrie likes Joey because he makes her laugh,’ a source told the Mirror.

‘They are just getting to know each other and taking things slowly, but Joey is already smitten.

‘Perrie has just come out of a serious relationship and is enjoying having fun right now.’

We LOVE the idea of this rather unlikely celeb couple but Perrie has spoken out about the rumours via her spokesperson and sadly it sounds like it’s not happening.

‘Perrie is not dating Joey,’ the rep tells Mail Online.

Oh well, we can only hope that somehow these two might cross paths in the future…

Perrie Edwards and Joey Essex might seem pretty different but they do have a few things in common, including the fact that they’ve both been involved in high-profile serious relationships.

Newly single Perrie was of course engaged to former One Direction heartthrob Zayn until August when it was announced that their love story was over two years after Zayn popped the question.

Meanwhile Joey looked set to marry Sam Faiers when their engagement was revealed in April 2013 but they broke up just a few months later.

The on-off Essex lovebirds went on to reunite before eventually calling it quits for good last year.

More recently Joey was dating Charlotte Stuchfield and seemed pretty smitten, having posted several snaps of her on his Instagram.

Watch the changing face of Zayn Malik, ex-boyfriend of Perrie Edwards…

Anna Francis