Splash sex ban for Joey Essex

Joey Essex is unlikely to be wearing condoms anytime soon after being banned from bedroom action.

The celebrity - who appears in reality TV show The Only Way is Essex (Towie) - has injured his groin while preparing for new pool-based programme Splash!, the Sun reports.

Presented by Olympic favourite Tom Daley, the series will see a number of famous faces take to the swimming pool as they attempt a number of high dives - but Essex was left in agony when one of his falls did not go to plan.

According to the newspaper, medics on the ITV1 show have instructed Essex not to overexert himself in the bedroom for a while.

This advice may not go down too well with his girlfriend and fellow Towie star Sam Faiers, although Essex may want to do as he is told in order to perform to the best of his ability on the show, which is set to air on Saturday (January 5th).