Joey Essex 'Offered I'm A Celebrity Spot'
ITV claimed to be keen to develop his career away from TOWIE...
The Mirror claims that ITV bosses are keen to turn the popular 22-year-old - who has more than two million Twitter followers into a bona fide TV personality.
A source said: "Joey plans to do one more series of TOWIE, which starts at the end of September, then leave the show.
"ITV bosses want to make him a huge star and he knows now is the right time to go and do something different.
"He's in talks with I'm A Celeb, but also has some exciting solo projects in the pipeline too."
The source also claimed that it was Joey's recent split from Sam Faiers that had made up his mind to quit.
He said: "Joey still loves Sam and finds it hard having to film scenes with her.
"He knows that they'll both find it easier to get on with their lives if they don't have to work together anymore."