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Stephanie Pratt: I've fallen for Joey Essex

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Stephanie Pratt: I've fallen for Joey Essex

Stephanie Pratt has "fallen" for Joey Essex.

The former 'Made in Chelsea' beauty and Joey have been rumoured to have been dating for a number of weeks - and Stephanie has now confirmed that the pair are more than just good friends.

Speaking during the finale of the first series of 'Celebs Go Dating', Stephanie said she "never thought I would fall for Joey Essex", before she added: "This is the real deal."

Joey, on the other hand, said his relationship with Stephanie could be "proper sick".

He shared: "I am so excited to walk into this dinner party with Steph. It's going to be sick."

By contrast, Stephanie recently insisted Joey is everything she "doesn't want" in a man.

The 30-year-old American shared a kiss with the former 'Only Way Is Essex' cast member on 'Celebs Go Dating', but claimed they would need to be "best friends" for a long time before they started dating.

She said: "He's everything I don't want in a man.

"He's vain, and he's skinnier than me. I can't even understand him. I need a dictionary.

"The only thing I'm really thinking is I can see being a best friend that I fall in love with."

Similarly, Joey claimed he struggles to understand Stephanie's American accent.

He said: "I couldn't retrain myself. Steph will have to compromise and I'll have to compromise with her.

"She's American. I can't understand a word she's saying. This is an international thing.

"It's like speaking to someone from Spain. Most of the words she says, I'm like, 'What?'"