Joey Essex breaks lockdown rules for massive 30th birthday party at his house

Joey Essex breaks lockdown rules for massive 30th birthday party at his house


Joey Essex breaks lockdown rules for massive 30th birthday party at his house

The TOWIE star turns 30 today, and didn’t appear to be following the rules of the coronavirus lockdown as dozens of people piled into his Essex home and garden to celebrate with him

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Joey Essex appears to have broken the rules of the coronavirus lockdown to throw a massive house party for his 30th birthday.

The TOWIE star, who turns the big 3-0 today, posted clips from his party all over his Instagram story tonight, showing dozens of people piled into his Essex pad for a jungle-themed party.

Joey’s home is recognisable from his stint on MTV’s Cribs, when he gave a camera crew a tour of his plush adobe, complete with swimming pool and outdoor bar.

In one video, Joey showed pals and co-stars Chloe Sims and Vas J Morgan dancing by the poolside as he panned to a giant display that read “Joey 29 & 1”.

“Oh s**t man,” Joey said. “29 plus 1!”

As former I’m A Celebrity campmate Joey moved the camera around the area, a crowd of people could be seen hanging around by the outdoor bar.

The reality star had also organised a food delivery from popular celeb hangout Sheesh.

Sharing video of staff walking into the garden with catering boxes, he said: “Oh and the Sheesh has just turned up! What you saying? What’s happening?”

Another video, taken indoors, shows a large group of people crowding around the kitchen counters to grab plates full of food.

Other clips revealed that more of Joey’s fellow TOWIE stars were at the bash, including Chloe’s little sister Demi.

Current lockdown rules in the UK, laid out by the government, state that socialising indoors with groups of more than two households should be avoided.

The rules also say socialising outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households should also be avoided, unless everyone is exclusively from two households or in support bubbles.

Joey also shared a picture of himself and Vas posing up outside.

Joey was dressed for his big day in light jeans and a white vest top, while Vas opted for animal print trousers and a black shirt unbuttoned to his naval. He finished off his look with a brown wide-brimmed hat.

Vas posted the snap on his Instagram account, writing: “I love you @joeyessex Happy Birthday”

Vas also shared a string of videos from the bash on his Instagram story.

A huge sign that read “Joey’s Jungle Paradise” was on display in the garden, which was decorated with colourful balloons.

A giant blow up screen was also in the garden.

Chloe shared a video of the buffet on offer at Joey’s bash, as well as clips of Vas dancing around the garden and herself hanging with pals.

Demi shared similar clips on her story, revealing that Joey also had some jungle creatures, such as tarantulas and snakes at his party for people to pet and pose up with.