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Joey Essex is 'too old' to appear on Love Island says The Chase star in scathing attack

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The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex has been labelled "too old" for Love Island by The Chase's Mark Labbett. Joey, 33, entered the villa on Monday night, 3 June, in search of true love, stating he was "extremely single".

Despite his hopes of leaving Majorca hand-in-hand with his soulmate, his appearance on the show has sparked controversy. Some viewers believe the reality star is too mature for the show, while others have pointed out his extensive reality TV history.The Chase star Mark, 58, didn't hold back his thoughts on Joey's Love Island stint as he took to X, previously known as Twitter, to share a critical post.

In front of his 156,300 followers, the quiz master retweeted a post from the Out of Context Football Manager account which read: "Joey Essex is 33, he should not be on Love Island.

At that age I wouldn't even sign him on Football Manager." Responses varied, as one follower asked: "What you even doing watching it, that's a tragic as this post", reports the Mirror.

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