JOEY Essex has sparked rumors of a romance with a former I’m A Celeb winner.
The reality TV star cuddled up on the beach with Abbie Chatfield, who won last year’s Australian series and starred in The Bachelor.
She flaunted her figure in a yellow bikini and beamed as Joey put his arm around her shoulders.
They hung out on Bondi Beach with Olympic swimmers Emily Seebohm, Tottie Goldsmith and David Subritzky.
That’s after Joey became the first person to be ousted from the woods by the public.
Seeing him close to Abbie seems to suggest that Joey has no intention of continuing his jungle romance with model Maria Thatill on the show.
Sparks flew when the 31-year-old jumped out of bed with the Miss Universe winner for a wet embrace in a recent episode.
The show’s mics picked Joey to make the noise as he appeared to share a kiss with the gorgeous brunette.
Maria, 28, has addressed her relationship with the former TOWIE star, after being voted out of the woods.
She told host Dr Chris Brown in her exit interview: “Joey and I are friends, we are friends.
“We’re flirty friends, and we agree that the jungle under the microscope, it’s just stepping things up a bit.”
But this could lead to once Joey has also left the jungle, Maria added: “You never know, you never know. So we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Building on her time with the British star, Maria told The Kyle and Jackie O Show: “Joey is absolutely delightful, and when you’re there, you’re a bit bored…
“The physical affection, the flirting, it makes everything in there easier.”
She quips: “Not everything has to be a permanent thing – he doesn’t have to be my husband.”
Despite being arguably the highest-paid celebrity to star in the Down Under series, Joey laughed at the first opportunity.
And fans were in awe of the Essex lad’s backside.
“Joey didn’t win, thank god,” said one.
Another viewer celebrated: “Yess Joey got the fewest votes.”
Dylan Lewis was crowned the winner after Sunday’s final episode.
Joey looked shocked when he received the bad news that he received the fewest votes.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17509974/joey-essex-sparks-romance-rumours-im-a-celeb/ Joey Essex sparks romance rumors with former lover, I’m A Celeb winner as they cuddle on the beach in Australia