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.
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.
On my way to get my GCSE results !!! – find out what I got TONIGHT it will be on @itv2 at 9pm! Don't miss it… Trust me bro ð¼ @educatejoey
— Joey Essex (@JoeyEssex_) August 25, 2016
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?”
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.
Iâm sure Joey Essex is a nice guy, but I see so many school kids who say that as he made it with nothing, they donât have to bother.
— Tony Lee (@mrtonylee) August 25, 2016
But for the most part, he was as popular as ever.
can't stop laughing at this new joey essex show, he's hilarious ð
— Hollie Lister (@_hollielister) August 25, 2016
I just don't think it's possible to dislike @JoeyEssex_
— Ana â¡â½â¼ (@Ana_zing) August 25, 2016
I love @JoeyEssex_ ð«#EducatingJoey never fails to make me laff ð I actually always learn something new @educatejoey
— becky (@Beckss_TM) August 25, 2016
And his fans were rooting for him at results time.
Tbf Joey Essex wanted to pass and he did with a D so ðð¼ðð¼ð
— baby you're perfect (@Lucy_may__) August 25, 2016
Well done @JoeyEssex_ on your GCSE, you should be really proud
— Sarah Sprules (@Sprulesy1) August 25, 2016
But no one was prouder than big sis Frankie.
So proud of you Joey!!!!!!!! @JoeyEssex_ well done actually so happy for you all who also helped him too A*'s well done everyone today X
— Francesca Essex (@FrankieEssex) August 25, 2016