Joey Essex goes home in a taxi with Maura Higgins after snogging inside awards do | The Sun

SMITTEN Joey Essex left the Pride of Britain Pride Awards with Love Island beauty Maura Higgins last night.

The pair hit it off at the bash and had earlier snogged in the corridors of London's Grosvenor House.

Dancing on Ice star Joey and Maura, 31, bundled into the back seat and used her frilly yellow dress to sneak another intimate moment.

When they emerged Joey, 32, flashed a cheeky smile and Maura laughed as photographers papped them heading home.

Earlier, Towie legend Joey pulled her in for a kiss and held her close without caring people were watching.

He's been hard at work training for the upcoming series of Dancing on Ice alongside Love Island 2022 winner Ekin-Su.


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The reality TV star has been training non stop and said he was 'lucky to have his finger' after an accident on the ice.

Meanwhile, Maura set tongues wagging at the National Television Awards last week – while donning another incredible dress – as she left the bash with Chris Hughes.

However, an insider told us: "Chris and Maura both headed to the Hilton together.

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"Chris was explaining to Maura where it was and was gesturing as they walked out together. They were having a laugh and looked to be getting on really well."

Maura dated Strictly's Giovanni Pernice last year before they split during the 2021 series – which he went on to win with Rose Ayling Ellis.

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