Joey Essex plans pop career

Joey Essex has revealed he wants to be a pop star despite admitting he "can't really sing"

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Joey Essex

Joey Essex wants to be a pop star.

The 24-year-old television personality - who made the decision after his 'Essex Anthems' compilation album achieved silver disc status - has revealed he is learning guitar so he can follow his dream.

He said: "I'm gonna learn to play guitar. I reckon I could be a pop star.

"I can't really sing but to be a pop star all you have to do is stand there and play guitar, then talk over it."

The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star will make it his New Year's resolution to learn to play the instrument - as well as learning to speak Spanish.

He explained: "[Learning guitar] and learning Spanish are my New Year's resolutions.

"I want to be fluent by the time I'm 27. But I've been saying that for five years.

"I already know how to say please, thank you and orange."

Joey also revealed that his mixtape album sold more than Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's LP and he has since been asked to DJ at various clubs because he has a "best-selling album".

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper's 3am column: "I sold more copies of my album than Cheryl; over 80,000.

"Someone asked if I could DJ and I was like, 'I've never DJ'd in my life.' And they were like, 'But you've got a best-selling album!' But I just picked tracks I liked. I think that's why I do all right, though, because I'm honest."

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