Joey Essex thinks he and this I’m a Celeb star have a lot in common…

He appeared on the show back in 2013 and, despite not winning, Joey Essex is still one of the most memorable I’m a Celebrity contestants ever. The jungle competition returned last week and already has us gripped – now Joey reveals his early favourite.

We spoke to Joey, 26, at the launch of his sister Frankie’s fitness DVD and he confessed to backing Scarlett Moffatt to go far during this year’s series… but he couldn’t quite remember her name.

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‘My favourite so far is the girl out of Gogglebox,’ he said. ‘We’ve got similarities!’ Just like Joey, Scarlett has already had viewers in stitches with her hilarious one-liners and life philosophies.

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But when we suggested he and Scarlett would make a great couple, Joey was quick to respond: ‘No! I’m happy being single.’

Joey was at Camden’s Ginger Martini to celebrate Frankie’s exciting new project – and he couldn’t be happier for her.

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‘Of course it’s so nice to see my sister up and about, doing what she loves,’ he said. ‘I’m so proud of her. She loves fitness and the DVD is already doing amazing and I couldn’t ask for anything better for her.’

Admitting that he’s also into fitness, former TOWIE star Joey revealed a unique idea for a DVD of his own.

He added: ‘I can do the 1,000 press-up challenge DVD! Funnily enough I’m really good at press-ups. I’m a bit weird…’

But that’s why we love you, Joey!