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I'm A Celebrity star Essex to share thoughts in memoir

FORMER The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex, who famously admitted to being unable to blow his nose or tell the time, is to share his life and thoughts in a memoir.

Essex (23), who was a contestant on I'm A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here! last year was the subject of a bidding battle by rival publishers.

His book, Being Reem, is due out on May 22, and publisher Hodder & Stoughton said it will provide a "real insight into the world of a truly exceptional character".

Essex (inset) astounded viewers when he admitted on I'm A Celebrity that he was unable to master basic skills such as telling the time and using a handkerchief. In another TV appearance he said he thought squares have six sides.

Commissioning editor Briony Gowlett said: "Joey Essex is a one-off. Not only does he have bags of natural charm, he's as authentic as they come. I'm pleased he's chosen us to help him tell his story.