Joey Essex bitten by monkey

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Joey Essex was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a monkey in South Africa where he is preparing for a new show.

Joey Essex was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a monkey in South Africa.

The 'Only Way Is Essex' actor is set to be starring in a new show which will see him head into the Ugandan jungle in search of wild monkeys and in preparation producers took him to Randburg Flea Market in Johannesburg.

The 23-year-old TV personality was bitten by domesticated monkey Milo who was dressed in a nappy and waistcoat at the market and Joey was left concerned he had caught rabies.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Joey was so excited as he loves monkeys -- but Milo immediately bit him.

"Despite having his jabs, Joey freaked out saying he was going to catch rabies. He saw a doctor and everything was fine."

This isn't the first time Joey will be left to explore the wilderness.

He starred in 2013's 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here', which is filmed at a camp based at the edge of a sub-tropical rain forest in Australia and he came fourth in the reality show.

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