Joey Essex: ‘I might go back to school!’

Joey Essex reckons he might go back to school for his next reality TV outing.

The TOWIE favourite famously learned to tell the time and tie his shoelaces when he appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! last year.

And new ITV2 documentary, Educating Joey Essex (Sunday, March 16), sees him jet off to Africa to learn about its culture and meet his favourite animals – monkeys.

“I wanted to go to Africa to learn about all these different animals,” said Joey. “It’s so crazy that there are so many different types of monkeys and chimps and I don’t know what half of them are called.”

Joey admitted his family think it’s ‘hilarious’ that he gets to go on all these adventures. “They see me go to all these places and think: ‘What have they got him doing now?’ To be honest, I sometimes even think ‘What am I doing?'”

And he already has ideas for his next reality show.

“Maybe I could go back to school,” said Joey. “Would I really want to? Nah, course not, but it would be a laugh and make good telly. And it really would be Educating Joey Essex!”