Joey Essex wants to date Jessica Wright
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 December 2011
Joey Essex would love to start dating 'The Only Way is Essex' co-star Jessica Wright
Joey Essex wants to get together with co-star Jessica Wright "soon".
The 'Only Way is Essex' hunk shared a kiss with the brunette beauty in the final episode of series three, and he is eyeing up a relationship with the 26-year-old stunner because he thinks she looks like model Audrina Patridge.
When asked who he would like to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas, he told Now magazine: "Jess, definitely - she looks beautiful, doesn't she?
"We've been quite flirty around each other, so hopefully we'll get together soon. She looks a bit like Audrina Patridge and I wouldn't mind kissing her either."
The 21-year-old star - who previously dated TOWIE's Sam Faiers - recently declared he was "off the market" in the hope of wooing Jess after the pair have been acting "shy" around each other.
He added: "I really like Jess but she's not my girlfriend at the moment. Since our kiss we've been a bit shy around each other but flirty too.
"I think I'm going to take myself off the market for a while to see what happens.
"I'm not a player, I mean, I could be if I wanted to, but I don't like messing people around. I want a girlfriend - life's just more fun when you have a girlfriend."