30 Fun Facts About Joey Essex

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: April 16, 2021

Joey Essex from the British TV show TOWIE was robbed at knife-point in July 2012 where the two robbers stole his Rolex watch.

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If you love TOWIE star Joey Essex, here’s a round-up of the best 30 fun facts you’ll ever need to know!

Joey Don Essex was born on Sunday, July 29, 1990, in Brentwood, England.

He rose to fame in 2011 after appearing in the ITV2 television series The Only Way Is Essex.

He is the most famous TOWIE member with over 3.5 million followers on Twitter.

His sister Frankie Essex and cousin Chloe Sims also star in the show.

Joey has a watch collection worth £75,000.

He wears a wristwatch on his ankle and has tried to make it a trend.

On July 26, 2012, Joey Essex was attacked and robbed by two men pretending to be fans of TOWIE, the attackers pulled out a knife on him and stole his £10,000 Rolex watch.

Although he clearly has a thing about watches, Essex revealed on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! that he can’t tell the time, as he doesn’t understand how the big hand and the little handwork.

Joey was 10 years old when his mother, Tina shockingly took her own life at the age of 37 after suffering from depression. Joey was told that her death was caused by a fall. In 2010, his sister Frankie told him the truth.

If Joey had to choose between fake tan and white teeth, he’d choose white teeth.

Joey made up the word “Reem” which basically means hot. Since then, it’s been a part of TOWIE fans everyday vocabulary.

In 2011, Essex released his first single entitled Reem, however, the song didn’t chart in the UK.

On March 8, 2013, Joey launched a hair products range called Joey Essex: D’Reem Hair.

Joey’s favorite takeaway is Chinese.

Joey’s favorite restaurant is Nando’s.

The cast of TOWIE (series 3) recorded a cover of Last Christmas by Wham! which peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart.

Joey says that one of his idols is Justin Bieber.

On March 23, 2013, he opened a shop called Fusey in his hometown of Brentwood.

It took Joey four times to pass his driving test.

He hates spiders.

On September 12, 2013, Essex launched two fragrances, Fusey aftershave for men and My Girl perfume for women.

Joey’s favorite cake is chocolate cheesecake.

Joey Essex revealed that he doesn’t know how to blow his nose on I’m A Celebrity.

Joey Essex proposed to fellow TOWIE star, Sam Faiers in March 2013 after being in a relationship (on and off) for several years, she accepted, however, they split up again in June 2013.

Joey says he hates it when people don’t know the difference between a hairdryer and a blow dryer! I didn’t even know there was a difference.

He often wears shoes too small for his feet as he feels like his feet are too big!

He loves walnut whips!

When Joey was younger, he used to have a shaved head.

Joey Essex got rushed to hospital after getting bitten by a monkey when he was in South Africa on January 10, 2014.

Joey made up the word “numsay” which means “Know what I’m saying?“.

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