So is it on or off with Jessica Joey Essex embraces mystery blonde after kissing Miss Wright on TOWIE Christmas special
His heart was broken by TOWIE co-star Sam Faiers after a short-lived on-screen romance.
But it appears Joey Essex is well on the road to recovery.
He was spotted kissing a mystery blonde outside the Funky Buddha club last night- only hours after he was seen locking lips with co-star Jessica Wright on the TOWIE Christmas special.
Spreading the love: Joey Essex was spotted with a mystery blonde outside London”s Funky Buddha club last night, hours after viewers watched him kiss Jessica Wright on the TOWIE Christmas special
Going in for the kill: A somewhat merry-looking Joey wasn”t shy as he made his advances
He tweeted along as viewers watched him embracing Jessica on ITV2″s The Only Way Is Essexmas, but clearly lost no time in heading out after the show.
Clearly in the party mood, Joey posted “Funky Buddha tonight #whatareYOUsayin”- before hitting the club and making a new acquaintance.
Joey kissed the bare-legged blonde several times outside the club, looking somewhat merry as he did so.
Bit public! Easygoing Joey had no qualms about the flashing cameras
Showing her a good time: Joey”s new acquaintance certainly wasn”t bothered by the attention
Dressed in a blue polo neck and jacket, the 21-year-old seemed to be trying out a more sophisticated look- though the success of his attempt was debatable.
Having previously sneaked a kiss while out clubbing at the end of the last series, Joey and Jessica locked lips under the mistletoe during last night”s special episode.
Both Joey and Jessica tweeted before the show aired, but neither made reference to their second recent on-screen embrace.
Whispered word: Joey leaned back to say something to the leggy blonde
Jessica wrote: “Towie xmas single out now! http://bit.ly/vOLKWx please support essex and more importantly Text Santa charity! X”
And Joey tweeted: “Who”s looking forward to the show tonight Starts at 10pm and its going to be a big one!!! #HaveAReemEssexmas
The drama-filled one-off also saw Joey caught in an awkward discussion with his ex Sam Faiers.
Unfortunate timing: Earlier in the evening Joey was seen chatting to Jessica Wright on Christmas special The Only Way Is Essexmas…
… and romantic Joey ended the night with a kiss under the mistletoe
Sam confronted him over his previous kiss with Jessica, saying: “I feellike you and Jess aren’t talking to me, it”s making me feel awkward.
“For me, it”s the first time I’ve seen you with another girl so naturally I am going to get upset.”
Joey defended himself, retorting: “Obviously I’ve been trying to get over you for the past five or six months now and it just ain’t working, I don’t want you to feel like I can”t get over you, I can, but I feel like when I am going to do that you step in and say, “No, can”t do that.” “
Not happy: Ex-girlfriend Sam Faiers looks on as Joey and Jessica kiss
“Three weeks after our relationship you were getting with boys, I saw that and it broke my heart.”
Pushing the point home, Joey kissed Jessica soon afterwards- watched by an irked-looking Sam.