Towie's Chloe Brockett slams fans who say she should 'help' pal Joey Turner after he sparks concern

THE Only Way is Essex star Chloe Brockett has hit back at fans telling her to "help" her pal Joey Turner.

Her former co-star sparked concern after showing his dramatic image change since leaving the reality show.


Sharing new pictures of his skinny frame, Chloe reacted to worried fans commenting on Instagram about his appearance, insisting: "It's his choice".

"What I’m a bit confused is as to why I’m constantly getting tagged in these pictures saying I should 'help' Joey," the reality star wrote.

"He is fine, he eats. I’ve spoken to him, I see him regularly, all these people preaching about 'help your friend' are also writing 'vile' and 'far too skinny!'

"Sorry Karen from Blackpool, I forgot you see Joey regularly and know what his eating and how he is?

"Yet me, his friend, gets moaned at by complete strangers? Make it make sense.

"Joey is fine and we speak regularly. I understand he looks skinny, but that is his personal choice."

Joey sparked concern after posing in ripped tights, a crop top and socks as he gazed at the camera.

In other photos, he perched on a wall, wearing snakeskin trousers and a tiger print top.

And the ex-reality star slipped into a black dress, accessorising with a cross chain and balaclava mask.

One worried fan commented: "The more you post the more concerned I am getting 😩."

Another said: "TOWIE friends please check he is ok."

A third wrote: "Very very sad."

Last night Joey spoke out for the first time, telling fans: "I am not your role model".

Joey told fans: "Thanks to everyone who has messaged me with kind words.

"I really appreciate you all.

"If I'm honest I'm not phased by the comments, I just want those who are about me to know I'm okay.

"I don't care about the comments simply because it's hard to care for the opinions of people that know nothing about me, my diet, my metabolism or my medical history with my weight.

"I'm a 20-year-old student, I'm not on TV. I'm a student like any other and I am not your role model, so if you want someone to look up to I suggest putting someone else on a pedestal because I am not him."

Joey became a firm favourite on Towie after joining with a wave of new cast members in 2019.

Joey was seen on TV sobbing as he quit Towie five months ago in emotional scenes.

He revealed he's going back into education after dropping out when he was approached by show bosses.

"I'm leaving Essex," he said.

"I've applied to Manchester unis to study fashion design."

Pal Chloe burst into tears – leaving teenage Joey emotional as he explained about his choice to quit reality TV.

 


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