Sam Faiers worried about jungle Joey

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Sam Faiers and Joey Essex

Sam Faiers and Joey Essex

Sam Faiers feared ex-fiancé Joey Essex would struggle on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' because of his "OCD" tendencies.

Sam Faiers feared Joey Essex would struggle on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' because of his "OCD"-like tendencies.

'The Only Way is Essex' beauty, who split from the jungle contestant after three years together in April, admits she worried the 23-year-old reality TV star wouldn't be able to cope in the Australian outback because he is very particular about his lifestyle and has some strange habits.

She explained: "Joey can act like he has OCD. Everything has to be done in a Joey way. His clothes are all folded the same and he doesn't do his shoelaces up normally. He does them in his own weird way with a different knot.

"He is also a self-proclaimed hypochondriac. He'd get a little cut and want to go to the doctors. He'd rush to the internet to self-diagnose about the slightest thing.

"He may be strong in the jungle now, but when the food goes down I have a feeling he may crumble and I'm concerned for him."

The 23-year-old star revealed she once had a huge argument with her ex-fiancé over baked beans, claiming Joey bizarrely lost his cool about the way his meal was presented.

She told The Sun newspaper: "One of the biggest rows we ever had was over beans on toast. I had put the beans on the toast but he was furious, saying the beans should never go on the toast, they should go next to it. He was so angry he stormed out."

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