THE RUMOUR: Amid all the Bushtucker Trials and Alfonso Ribeiro complaining about something or other, a possible romance is blossoming between TOWIE star Joey Essex and model Amy Willerton… and Sam Faiers could be on the way to upset it.
Well, when we say romance, Amy’s taught Joey how to tell the time and they sit next to each other quite a lot. Shakespeare would have been inspired.
Anyway, it all heats up tonight as Amy gives Joey a massage. Well, he has had two horrid Bushtucker Trials (aren’t we a bunch of meanies for voting for him again?!).
Swimmer Rebecca Adlington tells them it’s like watching porn with her parents as she sits on the sidelines with snooker ace Steve Davis and EastEnders star Laila Morse.
But what could burst the bubble of a possible rumble in the jungle (oo-er)? Drop in Joey’s on and off again girlfriend and fellow TOWIE star Sam Faiers, of course.
Reports suggest Sam is being flown in, presumably with the hope she’ll run in and they’ll have a fight over the short-short wearing Essex lad.
It’ll be like the Hunger Games. Except no killing, obviously.
QUOTE FROM A ‘SOURCE’: Hosts Ant and Dec have spoken out about the pair, with Ant telling Metro: “We wouldn’t normally say this, but we haven’t had a jungle romance for quite a few years. We would all love a jungle romance to happen – and this year is the only time in the last few series that it’s a possibility.”
Sam herself seems bemused by the reports, tweeting today that she’s going to “ignore all the mags and papers” and not let them “ruin” her week, joking, “love it when they say ‘source’.”
RADIOTIMES.COM TRUTH RATING: 1 out of true. Sam Faiers has probably got the far smarter plan of turning up when Joey gets voted out of the jungle looking a million dollars while most of the other girls are yet to have had a proper shower. Probably with a hot man on her arm. This is in the ex-girlfriend rulebook is it not?