Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie Pratt

Joey Essex and Stephanie Pratt have split up.

The 'Made in Chelsea' star and the former 'The Only Way Is Essex' entertainer met on 'Celebs Go Dating' and struck up a relationship but they have now called time on their romance.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "Joey wasn't up for spending every minute in Chelsea with Stephanie.

"He genuinely fell for her and even though they were an unlikely couple, he hoped it could turn into something more serious.

"But he realised it was never going to work with him spending so much time away from home."

Just last month Stephanie called their romance "the real deal".

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."

However, she admitted Joey is everything she "doesn't want" in a man.

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?'"