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Joey Essex appears to be violating the blocking rules when he hosts a huge 30th birthday party with friends at home


Joey Essex appears to be violating the blocking rules when he hosts a big party at home to celebrate his 30th birthday with celebrities present

Joey Essex appeared to be violating UK blackout rules Wednesday night when he hosted a big party at his Essex home to celebrate his 30th birthday.

The former TOWIE star took part in his Instagram stories to share pictures and video footage of how he celebrated his big day with a party around his swimming pool.

The party was themed “Joey's Jungle Paradise” and included elaborate decorations, delicacies from Chigwell's Sheesh Restaurant and loud music.

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Birthday boy: Joey Essex appeared to be breaking the blocking rules on Wednesday when he hosted a huge 30th birthday party at his home in Essex. Pictured with buddy Vas J Morgan

And instead of getting excited about the traditional number display, which was adopted by so many of his reality TV contemporaries, the star decorated the outside area with giant figures labeled "29 + 1".

His cousin Chloe Sims and buddy Vas J Morgan were filmed dancing while Sly & The Family Stones' disco classic Family Affair boomed in the background. Chloe's sister Demi was also present.

I went fishing with his camera to see more of the action. I'm a celebrity … get me out of here! Star glanced at the crowd celebrating his bash.

Hugs: Joey hugged his girlfriend Lorena Medina when he was given his birthday cake

Hugs: Joey hugged his girlfriend Lorena Medina when he was given his birthday cake

I'm in the mood to dance: his cousin Chloe Sims was seen dancing a storm next to Vas as they enjoyed the festive mood at the bash

I'm in the mood to dance: his cousin Chloe Sims was seen dancing a storm next to Vas as they enjoyed the festive mood at the bash

Fun: Chloe seemed to be in her element when she celebrated in a striking asymmetrical top

Fun: Chloe seemed to be in her element when she celebrated in a striking asymmetrical top

Hotstepper: Vas wore an unbuttoned shirt and wide-brimmed hat and showed his best moves

Hotstepper: Vas wore an unbuttoned shirt and wide-brimmed hat and showed his best moves

The participants were also seen in the kitchen, where they danced a storm together in the middle of the celebrations.

And while the solemn gathering would be as good as expected at other times, current government policies say indoor socialization should be avoided if more than two households are to be present at the same time.

If policies also prevent groups of more than six people from meeting outdoors unless they come from a total of two households or are in support bubbles.

MailOnline asked a representative of Joey Essex for a comment.

Bash: Demi Sims was also present at the Bash, which was themed "Joey & # 39; s Jungle Paradise".

Bash: Demi Sims was also present at the Bash, which was themed "Joey & # 39; s Jungle Paradise".

Plus one: The reality TV star decorated the outside area with giant figures that spelled & # 39; 29 + 1 & # 39 ;.

Plus one: The reality TV star decorated the outside area with giant figures that spelled & # 39; 29 + 1 & # 39 ;.

Dancing: Demi shared shots of herself dancing a storm in her cousin's expansive kitchen

Dancing: Demi shared shots of herself dancing a storm in her cousin's expansive kitchen

Big treats: Included were elaborate decorations and treats from Chigwell's Sheesh Restaurant

Big treats: Included were elaborate decorations and treats from Chigwell's Sheesh Restaurant

Joey looked typically stylish for the event and put on a patterned shirt over a white vest, which he combined with light gray jeans.

His outdoor bar was full of cocktails, well ahead of the celebrity's friends who came to celebrate with him.

In keeping with the party's jungle theme, reptiles and tarantulas were also included as part of the attractions, with Demi sharing shots of herself with a spider up close as she tried to keep her cool.

Both Chloe and Demi shared footage from the early stages of the bash on their Instagram accounts until the birthday boy was presented with his cake.

It gets hairy: A tarantula was included in the celebrations in line with the jungle theme

It gets hairy: A tarantula was included in the celebrations in line with the jungle theme

Reptile: I used to be a celebrity ... Get me out of here! Star Joey took the jungle issue seriously

Reptile: I used to be a celebrity … Get me out of here! Star Joey took the jungle issue seriously

Hearty and sweet treats: there was plenty of food and drink for night owls at the party

Bar: Demi showed the well-stocked bar before the bash

Hearty and sweet treats: there was plenty of food and drink for night owls at the party

Pose: Demi and the birthday boy posed together to take photos while the party went on

Pose: Demi and the birthday boy posed together to take photos while the party went on

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