The pair are believed to have gone their separate ways

Joey Essex and Amy Willerton have reportedly cooled their romance.

The pair hooked up after leaving the I’m A Celebrity jungle last month and ex-TOWIE lad Joey, 23, had said that he could ‘maybe’ love Amy, 21, in the future – but it seems it wasn’t to be.

ITV hoped they would stay together and star in their own show, but now it won’t happen,’ a source tells The Sun.

‘Things fizzled out towards the end of December.’

Some reckoned the couple’s relationship was a publicity stunt but Joey – who split from ex-fiancée Sam Faiers last summer – insisted that he ‘really liked’ beauty queen Amy.

He said they’d enjoyed a snog after confessing their feelings for each other a day after leaving I’m A Celebrity and that she was a ‘good kisser’.

But he didn’t seem too heartbroken about their reported break-up when he headed out to local hotspot Faces yesterday.

‘Having a SICK time at @FacesEssex tonight. Thanks for all coming down! GREAT NIGHT #boats #oldskoolnights,’ Tweeted Joey.

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Anna Duff