Joey Essex doesn’t even know how to tell the time…

We love Joey Essex.

But let’s face it, intellectual debate isn’t exactly his strong point.

Yet that hasn’t stopped us being glued to our screens during his stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle as he comes out with his hilarious Joeyisms (confrontate’, anyone?).

However, while we’ve all found Joey‘s loose grasp of general knowledge entertaining, is it really a laughing matter that a 23-year-old man still can’t tell the time?

Ex-Loose Women presenter Carol McGiffin, 53, blames the education system.

Carol says: ‘If the bookies haven’t stopped taking bets on Joey winning this year’s I’m A Celebrity, they should.

‘I think he’s almost certainly going to win it.

‘It isn’t surprising really – he’s a kind and well-mannered young man and everyone loves him.

‘He’s also unintentionally funny, even though – bless him – he still doesn’t really know it. Because Joey is, let’s say, dim. Uneducated. The word thick’ has even been used.

‘I think it is a shocking and shameful indictment of our education system that anyone – even someone like Joey, who apparently has learning difficulties in the form of dyslexia – can leave school and get to the age of 23 without knowing what time it is…’

Read more about Joey Essex in this week’s Now magazine dated 2 December 2013 – download the digital edition now

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