Joey Essex Thrown to the Ground at Knifepoint!
The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex, paid the price for being a celebrity recently when he was robbed of his £10,000 Gold Rolex watch. The two perpetrators had approach him while he was still sitting in his car, then ask him to take a picture with them. Assuming the men were fans, Joey agreed to pose with the two men.
It was immediately after the picture was taken, when Essex turned around to drop some coins into the parking meter, the men then wrestled him to the ground. Before he knew what was happening, Joey realized then men had taken his watch. When he tried fighting back one of the men pulled out a knife.
Joey told the Sun: “I got a knock on my car window asking if I was Joey Essex and if I would have my picture taken.
“We did the picture and when I put some money in the parking ticket machine, the geezers got hold of me and threw me over.
“It wasn’t until I got up that I realised they had nicked my watch and when I hit one of them back, he got out a knife.”
A police spokesman said: “Officers from the Robbery Squad at Hammersmith and Fulham are investigating the incident.”
Joey appeared on Daybreak and spoke a bit about the incident, he told Kate Garraway, the host of the show that he believes the attack was motivated by jealousy.