Joey Essex filming travel show

Joey Essex is said to be "happy" at getting the opportunity to front his own travel show, which will apparently be ITV2's answer to 'An Idiot Abroad'

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Joey Essex is "happy" filming his own travel show.

The reality star's appearance on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' has boosted his profile and he is seen as an ideal "car crash" celebrity to host the show seen as ITV2's answer to Sky1 programme 'An Idiot Abroad'.

An insider told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Joey is happy to have his own show.

"He's a bit of a car crash to watch so he's perfect for this type of series."

Joey is seen as a perfect fit for the show, after admitting during his time in the jungle he couldn't tell the time or blow his nose.

However, his decision to host the programme has apparently caused friction with the producers on 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

The source added: " 'TOWIE' stars are rapidly falling off the bandwagon after receiving all these wonderful offers elsewhere.

"Show bosses are hoping the new show won't affect Joey's commitments too much but ultimately they are frustrated that one of their big stars might be unavailable to them."

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