FORMER TOWIE star Joey Turner has continued to hit back at concern from followers, telling them to "focus on themselves" to "be as hot as me".
The 20-year-old reality TV favourite has had fans beg him to "get help" after shocking Instagram posts showed him looking almost unrecognisable.
Taking to his Instagram Story, Joey shared a still from 2006 film Marie Antoinette, writing: "Let them eat cake (something like that, right?)"
He followed up with a screen recording of a TikTok video, which showed a creator telling viewers: "If you would focus more on yourself maybe you can be as successful as me, as pretty as me, as hot as me, as smart as me.
"Which is the truth, b***h, but you don't want to do that."
Joey simply captioned the post "keep reminding them", and followed up with videos from a nightclub as he enjoyed a night out with friends.
The star previously wrote: "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."
And his friend Chloe Brockett has also hit back at fans telling her to help him, insisting that he is "fine".
"What I’m a bit confused is as to why I’m constantly getting tagged in these pictures saying I should 'help' Joey," the reality star wrote.
"He is fine, he eats. 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!'
If you would focus more on yourself maybe you can be as successful as me.
"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? Make it make sense. Joey is fine and we speak regularly. I understand he looks skinny, but that is his personal choice."
Joey became a firm favourite on Towie after joining with a wave of new cast members in 2019, and was seen on TV sobbing as he left the show five months ago in emotional scenes.
He revealed he's going back into education after dropping out of Uni when he was approached by show bosses.
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