Joey Essex owns a KFC black card which entitles him to £200 worth of free chicken a day

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 February 2017
Joey Essex

Joey Essex

Joey Essex has revealed he owns a KFC black card that entitles him to £200 worth of free chicken a day

Joey Essex is entitled to £200 worth of free chicken a day as owner of a KFC "black card".

The 26-year-old former 'TOWIE' star is struggling to find love - having resorted to starring on a second series of E4 dating show 'Celebs Go Dating' to try and find him a suitable girlfriend after his previous stint was a failure as he ended up briefly dating 'MIC' star Stephanie Pratt.

During his appearance on ITV's 'This Morning' on Monday (20.02.17), Joey revealed his secret weapon that gives him an added appeal to girls - a prestigious KFC "black card".

When 'This Morning' co-host Holly Willoughby asked if reports that he took a recent date to dine at the fried chicken chain, he admitted: "I did yeah, I took her to KFC, but I've got a black card - it's metal and everything - and you get £200 a day on it. So I'm just wallop and give them this card and getting bare KFC everywhere.

Many celebrities are known to own Nando's "black cards" including Ed Sheeran, David Beckham and former heavyweight champion of the world David Haye but the KFC "black card" is lesser known.

Joey continued: "I didn't know they did them but I got sent one and it's amazing - you get £200 worth of it. But that's not a romantic date it's just a jokes date. The date wasn't jokes, the day was - it was funny. We filled my boot up with KFC, loads of it."

Ahead of Joey's scheduled interview segment on the daytime entertainment show, hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were forced to apologise to viewers after a technical error meant that Joey was overheard saying, "I dropped it on my chin cause the f***ing tip fell off," as he tried to eat a strawberry.

He was then heard moaning, "This place is a f**king sh*thole," as a link to him backstage in a dating room ended.

The presenters had moved on to talk to chef Gino D'Acampo following the link with Joey, but it got awkward when they realised Joey's mic was still on, and he could be heard clearly unleashing the expletives over Gino's segment.

Holly and Phil quickly apologised moments later.

She said: "If anyone heard what Joey Essex said, we do apologise. He didn't realise his mic was up."

Phillip added: "I didn't know he knew any words that big!"

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