Joey Essex thinks Perrie Edwards is a ''really nice girl.''

The 25-year-old reality TV star has hinted he's shared a passionate smooch with the Little Mix singer, 22, and has developed a soft spot for her after they recently hooked up.

Asked if he's kissed the blonde stunner, Joey said: ''Obviously, we done what we done. She's a really nice girl.''

The pair hit it off after they met and exchanged contact details at the Pride of Britain Awards in London last month.

But the former 'The Only Way is Essex' star is adamant they're just having a bit of ''fun'' at the moment because they're both still trying to get over their past relationships.

He explained: ''We exchanged numbers, then we met up a few times. She's just come out of a really serious relationship and I've had serious relationships in the past.''

News Perrie may be heading for another relationship comes just two months after she was left heartbroken when her fiancé of three years Zayn Malik, 22, dumped her via text.

However, Perrie recently insisted she is loving the single life and is enjoying being chatted up by men in nightclubs.

She said: ''I'm having an absolute blast. We have a bit of banter with guys in nightclubs ... I love it.''