Joey Essex: Splash! is tough

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 January 2013
Joey Essex

Joey Essex

Joey Essex is confident he has the "talent" to do well on 'Splash!', though he admits the celebrity diving contest is tougher than he expected

Joey Essex is finding 'Splash!' "harder" than he expected.

The 'Only Way is Essex' hunk is one of a star-studded line-up competing in the new ITV1 diving show - which sees Olympian Tom Daley teach celebrities how to dive - and the 22-year-old star was surprised just how tough the competition is.

He said: "It's harder than I thought it would be! When you're up there and you look at the water, it's difficult. But I've got talent!"

Joey admits he has a secret weapon lined up for the show in the shape of his 'Reem' dive, but he is yet to show his special technique to mentor Tom.

He explained: "I was excited about meeting him, especially after the Olympics. I've got a special dive called "Reem", but I haven't showed it to him yet."

After meeting Tom, Joey believes the London 2012 bronze medallist should hook up with fellow Olympian Jessica Ennis rather than his 'TOWIE' co-star Lauren Pope, who the diver recently had a night out with.

He told new! magazine: "I wouldn't set him up with Lauren. I'd like to see him with someone sporty, like Jennifer Ennis.(sic)"

When asked if he means Jessica, he added: "Oh, yeah, that's the one!"

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