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Joey Essex: 'I'll Take My Shirt Off In The Jungle'

The only way is topless for reality TV star on I'm A Celebrity...

Joey Essex has promised viewers of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! that he intends to take his shirt off as much as possible.

Speaking to ITV's press office before the show, the star of The Only Way Is Essex also claimed he wanted to keep his fellow contestants' spirits up on the gruelling reality show.

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"I would like to think that I would be the joker of the camp," he said. "I want people to have fun and have a laugh. I am an active person and I can never sit still. I am always on the go and so I will be like, 'Come on let's go and play hide and seek'.

"I will have my shirt off all the time. I will show people how to do some modelling in the jungle. That is for definite."

And he didn't rule out discovering love in the jungle.

"I am single at the moment," he stated. "If there was a nice girl in there and I got on really well with her, who knows what would happen?!

"A bit of eye candy would be nice so hopefully there will be a beautiful girl."

And he confirmed that he would be missing the Towie Christmas special as a result of being in the show.

"TOWIE is an amazing show to be part of and I love every minute of it, so it's a shame I'll miss the Christmas special, but going into the jungle is too good an opportunity to miss."

The full line-up was revealed by ITV yesterday. This year's series starts on Sunday at 9pm.

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