JOEY Essex says his mansion is “like a hotel” with a Jacuzzi and pool – but insisted he isn’t flashy.
The 28-year-old star upgraded his Essex flat for a 1.6 million pad and tells Sun Online he “pinches himself every day” as he enjoys a lavish life.
But the humble star is far from pretentious, despite being the lucky owner of a Lamborghini.
He says: “I was actually in my garden yesterday with a mate and I was sitting there, thinking, ‘what am I going to do? I’m in this massive house’.
“I still pinch myself every day. Sitting in my house is mental. I’m living in a house that should really be for a family of ten. It is fun, you know you can run around. You can run upstairs, downstairs, in the living room, jump in the Jacuzzi.
He adds: “I’m living in a hotel pretty much but I’ve got to do all the work.”
“I’m a clean freak … I’m like a full time care taker, Joey Essex the Care Taker. I’m constantly scrubbing.
“Otherwise I’d have to have a cleaner, a gardener, someone to put chlorine in the Jacuzzi.”
The well-coiffed reality star admits he’s “keeping it reem” in true Joey Essex style, but he’s ticking off goals that make him happy.
Joey, who turns 30 next year, adds: “I’m turning 30 next year and I’ve ticked off a lot of things. I’m ticking off goals to say to myself, ‘that’s what I’ve achieved’.
“But it’s not about being flashy.”
The star has designed a bum bag for the new McVities Jaffa Cakes Nibbles and models the accessory in new campaign photos.
He goes topless in their new advert, which also stars Mr Nibbles the goat.
Joey said: “I don’t get fake tans but I did get a fake tan with a goat once. It was really really weird. His name was mister nibbles.”
Talking about the new treat, he says: “They’re impossible to describe. They’re a bit like an orange jumped off a chocolate waterfall in the jungle and dried off in the Jaffa orange sun.”
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