Joey Essex loses his National Television Award

Joey Essex isn’t in the good books of his fellow I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! stars after losing the groups National Television Award.

The ITV reality show picked up an award for Best Entertainment Programme at the annual ceremony last month however contestants including the show’s winner Kian Egan were left feeling a little peeved when ITV bosses decided to give Joey the award to take home.

And to make matters worse a hapless Joey went on to lose the precious award later tweeting, ‘OMG lost the award.’

Now insiders say the group are pretty upset being told that they’ll need to fork out a massive £1,300 for a replacement.

A source revealed, ‘Joey seems to be golden boy for some reason at ITV and the rest of the cast know he’s always looked after way before them… It’s obviously left them all pretty upset – he didn’t even win the competition. And then to be told it will cost them over a grand for their own award is a real slap in the face. Joey’s naturally really smug about it and Kian especially has been very vocal about the fact the award should be shared between all.’