Joey Essex and Amy Willerton split up

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 January 2014
Amy Willerton and Joey Essex

Joey Essex and Amy Willerton

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' stars Joey Essex and Amy Willerton have called time on their romance, which was branded a publicity stunt, after three weeks of dating

Joey Essex and Amy Willerton have split up.

The 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' stars struck up a romance, which critics branded a publicity stunt, after appearing on the Australian-based show last month, but Joey has now called time on their relationship after just three weeks of dating.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Joey's now hot property and she will be gutted not to cash in on his success. ITV hoped they would stay together and star in their own show, but now it won't happen.

"Things fizzled out towards the end of December."

Joey previously said he had developed feelings for the model after the "sexual tension" between them got too much in the jungle.

However, Joey's ex-fiancée Sam Faiers, who he split with in the summer of last year, received 100 white roses, accompanied with a cute love note, from a secret admirer for her birthday on Tuesday (31.12.13) and it is believed they were from Joey.

Meanwhile, Sam - who is set to enter the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house tonight (03.01.13) - has put off plans to find a new man this year as she is holding out for a reunion with the cheeky hunk.

A source previously said: "Sam thought she and Joey were finally over, ­especially after his stint on 'I'm A Celebrity' where he looked like he'd moved on and got together with jungle pal Amy Willerton.

"Sam was prepared to move on too until this bolt out of the blue.

"Everyone is guessing the secret admirer is Joey."

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