Joey Essex leaves TRIC Awards with Love Island's Montana Brown

On Monday, he shocked fans when he revealed plans to remain single for the next two years as he focuses on his TV career.

But Joey Essex, 27, proved that his vow doesn't mean he can no longer be friendly with the ladies, as he was spotted departing the TRIC Awards after-party with Love Island Montana Brown, 22, in tow on Tuesday night.

The former TOWIE star appeared unusually keen to go unnoticed as they were driven away from London's Hilton Park Lane hotel in the back of a spacious black cab, pulling the brim of his bucket hat over his eyes.

Fellow reality star Montana stayed glued to her phone as she prepared to drive away into the night with the star - who has previously been romantically linked to Sam Faiers, , Stephanie Pratt, and most recently stylist Georgie Purves.

And while Joey kept his eyes hidden from view, it was difficult to hide the smiles on both their faces as they headed off together after a day of revelry at the event.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Joey Essex and Montana Brown for comment. 

Joey's outing came a day after he revealed that he was quitting relationships for at least the next two years, as he said that he'd rather focus on his career and will now 'put [himself] on a ban' from dating.

The TV personality said during his interview on ITV's Loose Women that hhe felt 'like I’ve been in relationships for the past four years, pretty much all my life really'.

Being honest about his decision, and his single status, with the panel, Joey said: 'I just feel like I need

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