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Chloe Brockett hits out at fans as Joey Turner sparks concern with ‘disturbing’ photos

Chloe Brockett has hit out at fans asking her to ‘help’ her former TOWIE co-star Joey Turner who has been showing off his staggering weight loss in a series of photos fans have branded ‘disturbing’.

University student Joey, 21, sparked concern on Saturday after posting a photo of himself on Instagram looking very slim, and hours later Chloe, 20, commented beneath the photos insuring fans ‘he’s fine, he eats’ and asking them to ‘stop moaning at her’.

Chloe wrote: ‘What I’m a bit confused about is why I’m constantly getting tagged in these pictures saying I should ”help” Joey. He is fine, he eats.’

Hitting out: Chloe Brockett has hit out at fans asking her to ‘help’ former TOWIE star Joey Turner who has been showing off his weight loss in a series of photos

'He's fine': Joey, 21, sparked concern on Saturday after posting a photo of himself on Instagram looking very slim, and Chloe, 20, commented insuring fans 'he's fine' (pictured in 2018)

‘He’s fine’: Joey, 21, sparked concern on Saturday after posting a photo of himself on Instagram looking very slim, and Chloe, 20, commented insuring fans ‘he’s fine’ (pictured in 2018) 

She went on: ‘I’ve spoken to him, I see him regularly, all these people preaching about ”help your friend” are also writing ”vile” and ”far too skinny!”

‘Sorry Karen from Blackpool, I forgot you see Joey regularly and know what his eating and how he is? Yet me, his friend, gets moaned at by complete strangers?’ [sic]

Chloe concluded: ‘Make it make sense. Joey is fine and we speak regularly. I understand he looks skinny, but that is his personal choice.’

Chloe wrote: 'What I'm a bit confused about is why I'm constantly getting tagged in these pictures saying I should ''help'' Joey. He is fine, he eats'

Chloe wrote: ‘What I’m a bit confused about is why I’m constantly getting tagged in these pictures saying I should ”help” Joey. He is fine, he eats’

It comes after Joey hit back at fans who expressed concern at his new slimmed down appearance on Saturday. 

The reality star – who left The Only Way Is Essex five months ago sparked worry among his followers with slender modelling shots captioned with the word ‘heroin’. 

Joey faced backlash and said he was ‘not a role model’ as well as sharing a snap of Kirsten Dunst dressed as Marie Antoinette with the caption: ‘let them eat cake.’ 

'I am not your role model': Former TOWIE star Joey hit back at fans who expressed concern at his new slimmed down appearance on Saturday

‘I am not your role model’: Former TOWIE star Joey hit back at fans who expressed concern at his new slimmed down appearance on Saturday

What's going on? The reality star sparked worry among his followers with his slender snaps captioned with the word 'heroin'

What’s going on? The reality star sparked worry among his followers with his slender snaps captioned with the word ‘heroin’

In a separate statement, Joey defended his modelling photos and said: ‘I am not your role model.

‘If I’m honest I’m not phased by the comments, I just want those who are about me to know I’m okay.

‘I don’t care about the comments simply because it’s hard to care for the opinions of people that know nothing about me, my diet, my metabolism or my medical history with my weight.

‘I’m a 20-year-old student, I’m not on TV. I’m a student like any other and I am not your role model, so if you want someone to look up to I suggest putting someone else on a pedestal because I am not him.’

Fame: Joey only left The Only Way Is Essex five months ago (pictured in September 2019)

Fame: Joey only left The Only Way Is Essex five months ago (pictured in September 2019) 

Response: Seemingly in reference to the uproar, Joey posted a snap of Kirsten Dunst dressed as Marie Antoinette to his Instagram story with the caption: 'let them eat cake'

Response: Seemingly in reference to the uproar, Joey posted a snap of Kirsten Dunst dressed as Marie Antoinette to his Instagram story with the caption: ‘let them eat cake’ 

In one of the black and white snaps, Joey wore ripped tights, a crop top and socks and gazed at the camera. 

In others, he perched on a wall, wearing snakeskin trousers and a tiger print top, before slipping into a black dress, accessorising with a cross chain and balaclava mask.

He had a slimmer appearance to his TV appearances last year, and one worried fan commented: ‘The more you post the more concerned I am getting’

Another said: ‘TOWIE friends please check he is ok.’

Photoshoot: In one of the black and white snaps, Joey wore ripped tights, a crop top and socks and gazed at the camera

Photoshoot: In one of the black and white snaps, Joey wore ripped tights, a crop top and socks and gazed at the camera

A third wrote: ‘Very very sad.’

A representative for Joey and ITV have been contacted by MailOnline for a comment. 

In his statement released upon leaving the show he wrote: ‘After two and a half years of being on the show, I have decided to take a step back and create a new path for myself.

‘I started the show when I was 17 years old after being approached by producers asking if I was interested in being on TV.

Slim: In another snap Joey perched on a wall, wearing snakeskin trousers and a tiger print top

Slim: In another snap Joey perched on a wall, wearing snakeskin trousers and a tiger print top

Bold look: He then slipped into a black dress, accessorising with a cross chain and balaclava mask

Bold look: He then slipped into a black dress, accessorising with a cross chain and balaclava mask

Weight: Joey had begun to look slimmer earlier this year (pictured filming TOWIE in April 2021)

Weight: Joey had begun to look slimmer earlier this year (pictured filming TOWIE in April 2021)

‘Like any other 17-year-old would have done, I said yes and so I quit studying and started filming.

‘Even though I was basically a child when I started I have had the most fun experience and made so many amazing friends.

‘I am incredibly grateful for the entire experience and now it’s time for the next chapter.’ 

Star: Joey became a firm favourite on TOWIE after joining with a wave of new cast members in 2019 (pictured in 2019)

Star: Joey became a firm favourite on TOWIE after joining with a wave of new cast members in 2019 (pictured in 2019)

Joey was emotional in his final scenes aired as he told co-star Chloe Brockett he was going back into education. 

‘I’m leaving Essex,’ he said. ‘I’ve applied to Manchester unis to study fashion design.’

Joey became a firm favourite on TOWIE after joining with a wave of new cast members in 2019. 

New direction: After leaving TOWIE Joey applied to university in Manchester to study fashion

New direction: After leaving TOWIE Joey applied to university in Manchester to study fashion

Change: In his statement released upon leaving the show he wrote: 'After two and a half years of being on the show, I have decided to take a step back and create a new path for myself' (pictured with Gemma Collins in 2019)

Change: In his statement released upon leaving the show he wrote: ‘After two and a half years of being on the show, I have decided to take a step back and create a new path for myself’ (pictured with Gemma Collins in 2019)

It comes after back in March Joey revealed he was mugged at knifepoint. 

He took to Instagram where he revealed a thug ‘drove into him’ on a motorbike and showed him a knife before threatening that he had a ‘machete’. 

Speaking on his Instagram stories, Joey described his ordeal as a ‘gross experience’ and insisted that things can be ‘replaced’. It’s been said that his phone was stolen.  

Shock: It comes after back in March Joey revealed he was mugged at knifepoint

Shock: It comes after back in March Joey revealed he was mugged at knifepoint

Revealing his shocking experience, he wrote: ‘Just got mugged in Finsbury Park, happy Saturday,’

He then reassured his fans that he was fine as he later wrote: ‘I’m OK. Things can be replaced but it was just a gross experience.

‘He drove into me on his bike and then started threatening me, showing me a knife in his pocket and saying he had a machete.’

After receiving many messages of support from his followers, he then uploaded a selfie of himself as he said: ‘Thank you everyone for your messages.  

I’m not checking DMs right now because I have anxiety and don’t want to be on my phone. Thank you all, ily.’

MailOnline contacted representatives of Joey for comment at the time. 

Joey joined the cast of the ITVBe show back in 2019, alongside the likes of Chloe Brockett, Ella Wise and Harry Lee. 

Trauma: Speaking on his Instagram stories, Joey described his ordeal as a 'gross experience' and insisted that things can be 'replaced'. It's been said that his phone was stolen

Trauma: Speaking on his Instagram stories, Joey described his ordeal as a ‘gross experience’ and insisted that things can be ‘replaced’. It’s been said that his phone was stolen


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