Inside Joey Essex’s 30th birthday celebrations as he flouts lockdown rules for massive do

Looked like a bangin' party though, tbf

Joey Essex

by Marianna Manson |
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TOWIE’s Joey Essex has been celebrating the big three-oh in style with a lavish party at his house but it looks as though he’s been flouting the lockdown rules which limit the number of people at a gathering to two households.

Sharing a number of photos and videos to Instagram showing off the elaborate jungle theme (and those balloon arches) a crowd of people can be seen dancing together, including his cousins Chloe, Demi and Frankie Sims and showbiz mates James 'Diags' Bennewith and Vas J Morgan.

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Joey had a jungle theme for his party ©Instagram

Celebrations also featured an incredible spread of food, catering by TOWIE hotspot Sheesh Chigwell and a real live (and massive) snake.

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A crowd of people gathered round the bar ©Instagram

Joey hasn’t been confirmed as one of the classic faces returning to Essex for the TOWIE ten year anniversary show but a post on the show’s social media today has us hoping he’ll be making an appearance.

CHECK OUT TOWIE cast returning for the 10th anniversary


TOWIE cast returning for the 10th anniversary

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Amy Childs

She was very much the IT girl when TOWIE first started in 2010 and now she's confirmed her comeback on Instagram."'TOWIE 10 is coming, it's time to get back to Essex' .... IM BACK ud83dude1d @towie," she wrote.

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Nicole Bass

She dated Lewis Bloor when she first joined the show but things took a turn and they had a bitter split. Nicole has since dated Aaron Chalmers (after meeting on Ex on the Beach) and Sam Mucklow. Unfortunately Sam quit the show alongside his now pregnant girlfriend Shelby Tribble (who was Nicole's friend). Anyways, we're excited to see what Nicole gets up to on the next series...

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Joey Essex

Let's be honest, it wouldn't be right to have a TOWIE reunion with Joey Essex. He's one of the show's most iconic cast members of all time so we're excited AF to see that he's been filming with BFF James 'Diags' Bennewith.

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Danielle Armstrong

A lot has changed for Danielle since she left TOWIE. She's now engaged to her childhood sweetheart Tommy Edney and recently gave birth to their daughter Orla Mae. She's been spotted filming for the new series with Chloe Sims so we can't wait to see what they get up to.

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Fran Parman

Fran Parman has been spotted on set for TOWIE and we cannot wait to see her back with the Essex gang. The last time we saw her was with Diags on Eating With My Ex and they parted ways after discovering they were on different pages.

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Carol Wright

Mark Wright's mum Carol is making a comeback to TOWIE (we're still hoping her son does).

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Jess Wright

Jess was unlucky in love on TOWIE (remember when she dated Ricky Rayment?) but things have changed and she's newly engaged.

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Chloe Sims was also a guest ©Instagram

Two names that HAVE been confirmed are Nicole Bass and Amy Childs, who shared the news with followers yesterday writing, "'TOWIE 10 is coming, it’s time to get back to Essex' .... IM BACK 😝 @towie”.

TOWIE will also be re-showing old episodesà la EastEnders, with a one off series called The TOWIE years.

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Guests posed with a python ©Instagram

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“Chronicling ten years of high drama, head turning glamour, rocky relationships, and the most outlandish characters that Essex has to offer, The TOWIE Years will relive the most unforgettable moments throughout the show that redefined reality TV,” said ITV of the landmark anniversary.

“Each episode of the ten part series will look back on a year in the show’s history, starting with 2010, the year the show first burst onto screens, as viewers revelled in the highs and lows of Essex lothario Mark Wright and his on/off girlfriend Lauren Goodger’s tempestuous relationship."

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