Joey Essex punched in face?
Joey Essex was reportedly punched in a face at a bar in Burnley over the weekend, although he denies the incident.
Joey Essex was reportedly punched in the face on Saturday (22.09.12).
Witnesses say 'The Only Way is Essex' star was "smacked" moments after walking into Pharaohs bar in Burnley, Lancashire - but he has denied the incident even happened.
One patron of the bar told The Sun newspaper: "He was going across the dancefloor when someone side-swiped him. He fell on the floor. Joey didn't know what hit him."
The club promoter had earlier hosted a party called The Only Way is Reem - after his catchphrase - at local club Fusion, but denies he ran into any trouble.
A spokesperson for the star, Dave Read, brushed off the incident, saying: "Joey went in the bar but is adamant he was not hit. Someone's trying to stir things."
The alleged incident hasn't upset the TV star's schedule as he continued his nightclub tour yesterday, before planning to head home today (25.09.12).
He tweeted: "en route EXETER .... see you in Time Piece Nightclub (sic).
"With the team. What what #whatareYOUsayin #MyLot #myteam #mygang #basiclyitsonlymeandmitchbutstill (sic)"
He later added: "Back to Essex tonight! Long drive... But a chill out Cootching in the passenger seat, seat back looking like a propa G kuzzy (sic)."