Joey Essex got a GCSE today


Among the crowds of nervous 16-year-olds awaiting their GCSE results today was one famous face giving education another shot.

Reality TV favourite Joey Essex was hoping to pass a GCSE in general studies 10 years on from his first go at the qualifications, after just eight weeks of learning in ITV2´s Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special.

Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special
Studying was tough for poor Joey (Lime Pictures)

It was ultimately good news for the former The Only Way Is Essex star, who managed a D in his exam.

Earlier in the day, he tweeted about his nerves.

It didn't look too promising to begin with, as Joey admitted: "I still don't really know what GCSE stands for."

He also described what he thought general studies would involve... "How many legs does a dinosaur have?"

Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special
Joey took a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon to see the home of Shakespeare (Lime Pictures)

But the tutor he had been assigned explained to him that the areas of study would be society and ethics, politics, science and technology, and arts and culture, before arranging for him to spend some time at an Essex high school.

Some viewers were concerned that Joey's lack of education might rub off on impressionable minds.

But for the most part, he was as popular as ever.

And his fans were rooting for him at results time.

But no one was prouder than big sis Frankie.