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Charlotte McIntyre

Joey Essex and DOI pro Vanessa Bauer 'SPLIT' just one day after confirming romance

Joey Essex and Dancing on Ice professional skater Vanessa Bauer have reportedly split just one day after confirming their romance following months of speculation.

The pair performed together in the Dancing on Ice final last month and fuelled rumours they shared cosy snaps of their training on social media.

Despite narrowly missing out on the top spot to Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson and Olivia Smart, the pairing appeared to finish the series happy as ever as a couple.

However, it's now been reported the couple are no longer dating and haven't spent time together since the series came to an end in March.

Joey is reportedly planning a move to Dubai (Joey Essex/Instagram)
Vanessa confirmed the romance just one day ago (vanessabauer_skates/Instagram)

A source told MailOnline: "Joey absolutely loved his time performing with Vanessa on Dancing On Ice – he will treasure those memories forever. But for now, he's focussing on work opportunities and beginning a new chapter in Dubai.

"He's definitely single and while Vanessa means a lot to him because of the experience they shared on the show, they're just friends now."

The source confirmed the reality star is very busy with a house move, which is his top priority at the moment.

Speaking last month ahead of the Dancing on Ice final, Joey opened up on how he thought his relationship with Vanessa would develop once the series came to an end.

Joey and Vanessa missed out on winning Dancing on Ice (ITV)

Speaking to Mirror and other press, he said: "Me and Vanessa have a great bond, we've always gotten on well with each other since day one.

"It's very special and I think it would be quite nice to see what’s going on in the outside because we're just mainly in the the ice rink to be honest. We’re taking it day by day. We've got the final ahead of us all of our focus is definitely on the final."

Reflecting on the series, semi-final pro skater Vanessa said: "We were both there for each other, we’ve been there for each other since day one and the reason we got through that night was because we believed in ourselves."

The Dancing on Ice professional added that the couple make a "great partnership".

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