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BBC Three announce new one-off documentary with Joey Essex.

At the age of 10, Joey's world was ripped apart when his mum tragically took her own life.

With no way of coming to terms with what had happened, Joey never processed this devastating childhood event. Instead, like so many kids affected by sudden trauma, he learnt to hide his true feelings behind a series of 'masks' - the joker, the charmer, and as he got older, the reality TV heart throb.

In this 1x60' documentary, with the help of a clinical psychologist, Joey will embark on a personal journey to attempt to come to terms with the impact his mother’s death had on him and his identity.

Joey says: “This documentary is really close to my heart. Going on this journey to find the real me will be a personal challenge, but I hope it also highlights how important it is that other people who have experienced trauma know they’re not alone. I am looking forward to showing people who I really am.”


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