The Only Way Is Essex's Joey Essex denies reports he was floored by a disgruntled party-goer

TOWIE star Joey Essex was reportedly assaulted during a night out on Saturday.

Several Twitter users were yesterday claiming that the 22-year-old was ‘smacked’ in the face shortly after arriving at the Pharoahs Bar in Burnley.

‘He was going across the dancefloor when someone side-swiped him,’ claims one party-goer.

‘He fell on the floor. Joey didn’t know what hit him.’

Despite the online speculation, a rep for Joey has rubbished the rumours. 

‘He went in the bar but he’s adamant he was not hit,’ Dave Read tells The Sun.

‘Someone’s trying to stir things.’

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