Fans Are Convinced Joey Essex Is Dating Dancing On Ice Partner

“We go to the ice rink every day ... you’ve got to keep each other warm."

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Joey Essex on 'Dancing On Ice'
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Having appeared in the likes of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Ex on the Beach, and the show that kick-started his career, The Only Way is Essex, reality TV star Joey Essex is no stranger to sharing his life on camera. Naturally, Essex’s love life has also become a source of great intrigue among fans, especially after enjoying multiple celebrity romances in the public eye. But, who is Joey Essex dating?

The reality star isn’t currently known to be dating anyone, and his social media activity doesn’t offer any indication, either. Although, following a string of cryptic comments, Dancing On Ice fans are convinced Essex is romantically involved with his current skating partner, Vanessa Bauer, on the ITV competition show.

As per Metro, Essex responded to questions about the status of his and Bauer’s relationship during an appearance on This Morning, telling host Holly Willoughby: “Danny and Sandy are getting on pretty well,” referring to the pair’s Grease-themed Dancing On Ice routine.

Meanwhile, during an interview on Good Morning Britain, the former TOWIE star also said that he and Bauer are both “single,” before hinting that the skating partners are more than just friends. “We go to the ice rink every day. It’s cold, you’ve got to keep each other warm, so that’s it really,” he added. Bustle has reached out to Essex and Bauer’s representatives for comment.

The pro-skater isn’t the only reality TV star to have been linked to Essex in recent months. Following the Pride of Britain Awards in Oct. 2022, he was photographed sharing a backstage kiss with Love Island’s Maura Higgins — sparking rumours of a romance between the pair. As per the Daily Mail, the couple was seen getting cosy at the annual ceremony in London, before leaving the Grosvenor House venue together in the same taxi.

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In addition to Bauer and Higgins, Essex has been romantically linked to a string of famous faces over the past decade. As per The Sun, these include fellow reality stars Amber Turner, Stephanie Pratt, and Lorena Medina. In early 2020, Essex was also rumoured to be dating singer Rita Ora, the same year he enjoyed a whirlwind fling with model Brenda Santos.

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