Joey Essex and Ashley Roberts spark romance rumours

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 December 2014
Joey Essex

Joey Essex

Joey Essex and Ashley Roberts have sparked speculation they could be set to embark on a romance after they were spotting flirting while training for 'The Jump'

Joey Essex and Ashley Roberts have sparked speculation they could get together after flirting while training for 'The Jump'.

The former 'TOWIE' star and the ex-Pussycat Doll are said to have hit it off while practicing for the Channel 4 winter sports reality TV series and rumours are rife that the pair might embark on a relationship as they are both said to "really fancy each other".

An insider said: "There is an obvious connection between Joey and Ashley, who both really fancy each other. They're both up for a laugh and don't take life too seriously.

"Joey likes a blonde and Ashley ticks all the right boxes. Plus they've both got their 'I'm A Celebrity' jungle experience, which they share, despite having been in the show on different years."

The 24-year-old reality TV star is said to have been a "rock" for blonde beauty Ashley, 33, after helping her out a lot while the pair have been learning the various sports required in the show including bobsleigh, speed skating and ski jumping.

The insider added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Ashley has found parts of the training difficult and Joey has been helping her. He has been her rock."

What's more, there has already been on-screen evidence of Joey's flirting with Ashley as when the pair presented a prize at the British Comedy Awards earlier this month the hunk - who was previously engaged to his former 'TOWIE' co-star Sam Faiers - joked he had "pulled" the stunner.

When asked by host Jonathan Ross how training for 'The Jump' was going, Joey replied: "Well, I've pulled myself a pussycat."

Joey and Ashley will be joined on the show, which starts filming in Austria at the end of January, by singer-turned-farmer J.B. Gill, Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson, former England rugby captain Mike Tindall, 'Jackass' star Steve-O and former 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant Sally Bercow among others.

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