Love Island's Joey Essex 'lands huge TV gig' in the US before he's even left villa

Selling Sunset stars
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Ex TOWIE cast member and current Love Island star Joey Essex is reportedly heading to the states for another television opportunity.

According to The Sun, Joey will appear on the next series of Selling Sunset - the hit Netflix series focussing on luxury real estate in Los Angeles.

Joey, who has made his millions through property investment and now his cousin, Chloe Sims, is based in LA, it makes sense for him to look at having a place in the States.

A source told The Sun: “On the next series viewers will see Joey tour a megabucks property as part of his hunt for a base across the pond.

“It also means he’s added another huge reality show to his list — his first for Netflix — which opens up a whole new world of opportunity.”

OK! has contacted Joey’s reps for comment.

Joey Essex
Joey Essex is currently in Love Island -Credit:ITV

There’s always drama aplenty on Selling Sunset and even with the show being off air, it’s been reported that both Christine Quinn and Chelsea Lazkani are going through a divorce.

Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause is heading down under and has joined the cast of Neighbours meaning she’ll spend more time with her partner G Flip.

Chrishell, 42, will be playing Yasmine "Yas" Shields, a successful and glamorous businesswoman chasing a thrilling new opportunity.

Selling Sunset
Joey is heading to LA while Chrishell is going to Australia -Credit:Netflix

"I am honoured and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show," says the star. "Coming from the world of soaps in the US, it's back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come! ".

Joey is currently on the 2024 series of Love Island and his appearance as the first bombshell really surprised fans.

Joey had coupled up with Samantha Kenny, but when his ex Grace Jackson came in, he prioritised their connection.

Joey Essex and Jessy Potts
Joey has been cracking on with Jessy -Credit:ITV

However, after going on a date with Jessy Potts, Joey has now put his relationship with Grace on the back burner.

The pair were in trouble when they were caught out kissing on the terrace. Afterwards, Joey hoped to keep it from Grace and he told Jessy: “That’s between you and me though. We don’t have to say anything. I don’t think we should tell them that.”

Jessy replied: “I didn’t expect that to happen.” Joey said: “I just took you up the terrace for a little talk" which he jokingly said: "The terrace is really innocent, right..?”