Joey Essex is thrilled that Diags is going to be on TOWIE

Joey Essex is well excited that his best mate James - or Diags, as I he calls him - is joining TOWIE.

'We've known each other for ever and he's my proper best mate,' says Joey, 21.

'We even have our own language, which no one else really understands.

'He's my wingman 'cos he might not be the best looking of blokes but he's got all the chat - he talks so much shit that women just end up going home with him!

'He knows all the dirt on me and he knows all my passwords - even if I don't.'

Joey insists he's just as dumb as he seems.

'Maria Fowler's apparently said that I put on being stupid but she's just talking rubbish,' says Joey. 'She's just ags 'cos she's not on the show any more.

'I heard she's fallen out with Lauren Goodger too because she called her fat and said you wouldn't want to see her in a bikini, which is well bitchy.'

Read Joey Essex's column in Now magazine dated 30 January 2012 - out now!

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