TOWIE"s Joey Essex and Sam Faiers put on a very amorous display as they pucker up on a date night

You're reem, babe: TOWIE's Joey Essex and Sam Faiers put on a VERY amorous display as they pucker up on a date night

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13:59 GMT, 4 October 2012

They've been pondering on screen as to whether or not now is the right time in their relationship to move in together.

But it would seem TOWIE lovebirds Joey Essex and Sam Faiers had certainly put their dilemmas behind them as they put on an extremely amorous display while enjoying a date night on Wednesday evening.

Stepping out of Alec's restaurant in their native Brentwood, Essex, the smitten couple couldn't resist puckering up in full view of the cameras.

Pucker up: Joey Essex and Sam Faiers couldn't resist a passionate smooch as they left Alec's restaurant in Brentwood, Essex, on Wednesday night

Pucker up: Joey Essex and Sam Faiers couldn't resist a passionate smooch as they left Alec's restaurant in Brentwood, Essex, on Wednesday night

Although Sam, 21, initially seemed a little hesitant with such an overt display of romance, it wasn't long before the loved-up duo were kissing and cuddling in the street for all to see.

Joey made the first move, and quickly grabbed his girlfriend around the face in a passionate clinch.

The former glamour model kept her outfit simple for her romantic evening out, keeping her curves hidden in a Barbie-print T-shirt, black skinny jeans, a matching blazer and strappy sandals.

Meanwhile, the 'reem' hunk teamed his trademark super-tight stonewash jeans with an equally slimline blue camouflage shirt, Nike trainers and a watch around his ankle – a bizarre look he has been trying to make popular for some time.

The art of persuasion: Although Sam initially seemed hesitant, Joey soon grabbed her face into a highly-charged display of affection

The art of persuasion: Although Sam initially seemed hesitant, Joey soon grabbed her face into a highly-charged display of affection

The art of persuasion: Although Sam initially seemed hesitant, Joey soon grabbed her face into a highly-charged display of affection

After treating themselves to a tasty meal, the reality stars then retreated home to watch Wednesday night's episode of The Only Way Is Essex.

Writing on her Twitter page, Sam said: 'Home from a lovely meal with @JoeyEssex_ in time for #TOWIE 🙂 everyone tune in.'

The couple have been going strong since rekindling their romance in April this year following the end of a brief four-month relationship in the summer of 2011, which left besotted Joey heartbroken.

Date night: The lovebirds enjoyed a romantic meal out before heading home to catch Wednesday's episode of The Only Way Is Essex

Date night: The lovebirds enjoyed a romantic meal out before heading home to catch Wednesday's episode of The Only Way Is Essex

But things seem to be better than ever, with the pair planning to move in together soon and even talking about marriage.

Sam recently told The Sun newspaper: 'We are going to get married soon but I’m waiting for him to ask me first. It is up to him.

'When we get married we will be Mr and Mrs Essex! I have shown him the ring I want but he’ll have to do a few more personal appearances first!'

Taking the next step: In Sunday night's episode of TOWIE, Sam and Joey visited a psychic to see whether or not it would be a good idea for them to move in together

Taking the next step: In Sunday night's episode of TOWIE, Sam and Joey visited a psychic to see whether or not it would be a good idea for them to move in together