Joey Essex reveals bond with Dancing on Ice partner grew from family tragedies

JOEY Essex cosied up to rumoured love interest Vanessa Bauer on the red carpetand the Dancing on Ice star revealed they had bonded over losing their parents.

Vanessa, 26, lost her dad Marco last year after a six year battle with throat Kanker, while Joey’s mum Tina died by selfmoord toe hy was 10.

Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer have bonded over losing their parents

Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer have bonded over losing their parents

Sy het gese: “Joey and I have talked about it. It’s hard to lose a parent at a young age, but we’re still here and we’re shining.

“My dad was always so proud of my work and I know he’s still watching me somewhere, somehow.”

Joey, 32, added that he found the Wie gee om wen toekennings, sponsored by The National Lottery, an emotional rollercoaster.

Hy het gesê: “One thing that has stuck with me tonight is to live every day as if it’s your last because you never know what’s coming.

“It really hit me.

“You never know what’s around the corner but it’s so inspiring to see all these incredible stories.”

The Who Cares Wins Awards are sponsored by The National Lottery

The Who Cares Wins Awards are sponsored by The National Lottery

Who Cares Wins 2022

THE Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards will celebrate our dedicated healthcare workers in a glitzy ceremony hosted by the one and only Davina McCall.

It will be screened on Channel 4 en al 4 op November 27 at 6.30pm and these are the categories your health heroes could be in with a chance of winning:

Beste dokter – 'n NHS-dokter – GP, hospitaal dokter of konsultant

Beste vroedvrou – 'n NHS-vroedvrou wat groot sorg vir 'n vrou of haar baba verskaf het

Beste span – enige NHS of gesondheidsorgspan op die voorste linie en agter die skerms wat bo en behalwe die oproep van diens gegaan het

Beste verpleegster – 'n NHS-verpleegster in enige veld

Beste Gesondheid LiefdadigheidFor a charity that has helped change lives

Onbesonge heldFor someone who deserves to be recognised and celebrated for their work helping others

Jong heldFor youngsters that have gone above and beyond. Oop vir enigiemand onder die ouderdom van 18

GeestesgesondheidsheldFor significant contribution to mental health

999 HeldFor teams and individuals that have stepped up in a crisis

Siobhan O'Connor The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards page for all the latest awards news, interviews and red carpet photos.