The Reidinator, 36, is furious after Joey claimed that his fiancé "used to get about a bit" when playing snog, marry avoid with a journalist from Fabulous.
Joey, 21, was given the choice of Denise Van Outen, Stacey Solomon and Chantelle - and opted to marry DVO, snog Stacey and avoid Chantelle.
He said: "[Denise] is well fit. How old is she? She's gorgeous. Well I'm marry her, snog Stacey thingy and avoid Chantelle. She used to get about a bit, didn't she?"
Cage fighter Alex didn't see the funny side of what was probably intended as a light-hearted interview though - and he took to Twitter to challenge Joey.
He said: "@JoeyEssex_ thought we were friendly,guess not after ur (sic) salacious defamatory comment in Sun bout @chantellehought. I expect an apology"
Although Joey has been on Twitter since Alex's message he has made no reply.
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