Joey Essex saves TOWIE's Gemma

The pair had a kayak accident

Wed 21 Mar 2012

Joey Essex has saved Gemma Collins' life during a kayaking accident

The TOWIE hunk - who is on a Boot Camp holiday in the exclusive Spanish resort of Marbella with the bubbly blonde - saved Gemma from "drowning" after their foray into the sea went disastrously wrong. 

Co-star Arg, also on the holiday, tweeted: "Kayaking didn't quite go to plan as the waves were dangerously high and see was rough! Hero @JoeyEssex_ saved @missgemcollins from drowning!"

Joey added: "Come out to spain to get a tan... Ended up training, harder than anyone... And saving life's from the ocean! @missgemcollins #lifeguard. #baywatch #whowantstobesaved? #savedbythebell."

Meanwhile, Gemma - who is attempting to slim down to a size 12 for the summer - admitted she will "never forget" Joey's heroic actions.

She tweeted: "Shaking so bad I just nearly drowned in the sea @JoeyEssex_ saved my life I will never forget this joey you saved my life thank you."

However, the gang's TOWIE co-star Debbie Douglas - Lydia Bright's mum - has warned Joey will never be able to go on holiday without girl's pretending to drown in front of him.

She said: "The only way is Bay watch !! Save me Joey save me. Omg joey next time u go on holiday all the girls will be drowning." 

Actually Debbie... that's not a bad idea. We're drowning Joey, quick save us now. Mouth to mouth!


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