Joey's Reem Hair
Essex first appeared in The Only Way Is Essex as supporting cast in series 2 with his cousin Chloe Sims, but was then promoted to main cast in series 3 where his sister, Frankie joined as supporting cast.
In 2011, Essex recorded and released a single entitled "Reem",However, the song didn't chart in the UK. He also featured in a song with the cast of TOWIE series 3, "Last Christmas", originally released by Wham! in 1984. The cover peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart.
Essex appeared on the All Star Family Fortunes' Christmas special in 2011 playing for his team, Essex against the cast of Benidorm. He also featured on the Essex team against Benidorm in The Big Quiz in 2012. So far, he has made three guest appearances on Celebrity Juice, twice in 2012 and once in 2013. He has also made guest appearances on Loose Women, 8 out of 10 Cats, Daybreak and The Xtra Factor.
Essex appeared at the Professional Beauty Show in Excel, London to promote Crazy Angel Fake Tan.
In 2013, Essex competed in series 1 of Splash! where he was eliminated during the Splash-off in Heat 2 against TV presenter Charlotte Jackson.
On 8 March 2013, Essex launched his new hair products, Joey Essex: D'Reem Hair including extreme hold gel, beach spray, styling wax, shaping paste and re-work putty. He is planning on visiting various locations in England promoting these products in April 2013 including Sandhurst, Cambridge, Dudley, Crawley, Chesterfield and Newcastle.
On 23 March 2013, he opened his new shop Fusey in Brentwood.
In 2000, when Essex was just 10 years old, his mother, Tina committed suicide at the age of 37 after battling with depression. Essex was told by his family that the death was caused by a fall but in 2010 he found out the truth from his sister, Frankie.
He was first brought into TOWIE supporting his cousin, Chloe Sims sand was later joined by sister Frankie as he was promoted to main cast.
Essex is currently engaged with fellow TOWIE star, Sam Faiers, whom he had a split with in late 2011. They reconciled later in 2012. He then proposed to Sam in March 2013 and she accepted.