Joey admits he copied another kid's work

Now’s new celebrity columnistJoey Essex didn’t do well at school – but he always had big dreams.

‘I wanted to be an actor or a chef when l was little,’ the TOWIE star tells us.

‘When I was 5 Mum suggested I become a chef because I liked cooking. But when my teachers asked me: Do you want to do a food GCSE?’ I said: Nah, I’m OK!’

Sadly, 21-year-old Joey‘s mum passed away when he was 10.

‘I ended up repeating a year at school because I got behind,’ he says.

‘I didn’t mind – I wanted to do well and my dad was great about it all.

‘I left school with two GCSEs. I got a C in art and a D in wood tech. I should’ve got a good grade in drama but I was caught copying another kid’s coursework and got a U.

‘I’m not going to lie – I wasn’t the best boy ever, but I wasn’t the naughtiest kid either.’

Read the full story about Joey Essex in Now magazine dated 26 September 2011 Рout now! 

Now cover 26 Setember 2011

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