The Only Way Is Essex couple Sam Faiers and Joey Essex have reportedly become engaged, with Joey popping the question on a romantic break.

According to the Sun the 22-year-old proposed on holiday in Dubai, with claims the scene due to be shown on the programme later this week.

The couple were seen heading to Heathrow on holiday during the most recent episode of the ITV2 show.

“Joey had already bought a ring and wanted everything to be perfect,” a source told the paper, “which is why he chose Dubai as he knows Sam loves it there.”

“He was still overcome with nerves before asking and nearly didn’t go through with it.”

The reality star – who also appeared on Splash! earlier in the year – refused to confirm or deny the rumours.

Meanwhile former TOWIE star Amy Childs has said she thinks the show will run and run – even though she has no plans to return.

Speaking at the Health Lottery Champagne Tea at Claridges earlier this week, she said: “I’ve been out of TOWIE for two years now. I’m just doing my own thing now and had my own TV show.”

“I’ve always said in five years’ time, they can get us back together and we can have a laugh. Like The Big Reunion but it’s the Big TOWIE Reunion.”