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Legal Cheek’s ‘most influential law student’ helps Joey Essex bag a GCSE

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He got a D in general studies

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Ever wondered what would happen if Cambridge law graduate and soon-to-be Maitland Chambers pupil Ted Loveday went to the pub with The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) star Joey Essex?

Well wonder no more.

Last night, ITV2 viewers were treated to a special episode of Educating Joey Essex — a TV show dedicated to the reality star’s new found quest for (some) knowledge.

And who better to aid the TOWIE big shot in his quest than Mr Loveday himself? A former University Challenge champion, a Cambridge law grad and Legal Cheek’s most influential law student, Loveday knows a thing or two about, well, pretty much everything.

In a turn of events we’re still struggling to process ourselves, Essex, Loveday and a few of his brainy friends — Countdown’s Rachel Riley and Only Connect winner Richard Aubrey — took some time out to tackle a pretty gruelling pub quiz under the team name Team Versuce Geek Squad. But despite some serious brain power on show, the team could only manage third place.

Later on in Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special, which aired last night to coincide with GCSE results day, 26-year-old Essex hires a private tutor and heads back to school in a bid to bolster his CV.

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The reality star previously left education with less than impressive results — a C, a D and a U in art, wood tech and science respectively. But now he can add another qualification to the list: a D in general studies!

Essex seems pretty chuffed with the result, and Loveday is too. Speaking to Legal Cheek, he explained:

I had a sneaking suspicion he’d do well — he’s brighter than he lets on! But also a really genuinely nice person, which I think is impressive given how much he is in the limelight.

Well done Joey Essex! Next stop, law school?

29 Comments

Anonymous

Seriously?

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Anonymous

No comprendo..?

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Unkind of Counsel

To get a C or above in GCSE General Studies only requires a functioning central nervous system.

What went wrong?

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Anonymous

Got a U in general studies. I’m still living fine with no disability.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?

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Anonymous

Not turning up to the exam (which is the only way you can get a U in GS) doesn’t count!

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Anonymous

If you spell your name correctly on the cover sheet, you’ll get a C in General Studies… Losers

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Anonymous

What is General Studies? Also presumably Ted Loveday did not help him get the GCSE the private tutor (left unnamed) did, Ted was in a pub quiz with him nothing to do with getting the GCSE.

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Anonymous

With his limitations, this is an achievement.

People forget that lawyers tend to operate in the upper quartile of intelligence and are surrounded by similar people. Joey is not academic and this is an achievement to him.

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Tory Powerhose

Joey Essex is a medically-certifiable retard. Why the authorities haven’t yet institutionalised him is beyond me.

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House MD

I remember learning the formal diagnosis “medically-certifiable retard” at medical school.

Joey is academically poor but I expect he earns more than 99% of Legal Cheek readers.

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Dr Freud

It’s a sad world we live in, when cretins like Mr Essex are in such a position.

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Anonymous

WHAT IS ARTICLE THIS TO DO WITH ANYTHING!?!?

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Anonymous

Joey old love – someone from the clearing department from something called The University of Law has been on the ‘phone. Also there was this bloke called Lord Harley wanting to know if you wanted a peerage?

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Albert Sandwich

I haven’t seen an apostrophe before ‘phone’ since 1908. Good job.

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Anonymous

Giffo!

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Lord Lyle Dip. Psych.

GSCE’s are for mildly to moderately retarded people.

The GCE is for people with an IQ of 100 or over.

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Smacks own botto

GSCE’s?

You must be one of the aforementioned intellectually challenged people if you can’t get four letters in the right order!

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Anonymous

❤️❤️❤️ TED ❤️❤️❤️

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Pory Towerhose

Hi Ted. 🍆🍑

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a TEDly weapon

Slow news day LC?

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Ezra Ovenworthy

The english upper middle class think they are being really clever by clothing their utter born-to-rule contempt and condescension in a veneer of manners and pleasantry when dealing with plebs like Joey Essex.

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Alfi Hartkor

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Tunde!

I’m defo prettier

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Dr Freud

Heh, I know right, check out that gargantuan schnoz!

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Anonymous

Loveday’s patronising “congratulations”, “he’s a bright boy” are beneath him.

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Anonymous

How exactly does one get an invite to a pub quiz with the fit lass from countdown???

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Anonymous

How is that “doing well” per Loveday’s last quote? In my day an A to C was a pass. Anything below was a graded fail.

D is not “doing well” is it.

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Anonymous

Loveday was hardly likely to ruin his image and PR by slagging off Joey’s grade. He has to be seen to be supportive and project a positive response to Joey’s efforts.

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Anonymous

I’ll take the time to watch the program in due course, but my initial impression is that Ted Loveday was chosen to appear simply to make Joey look even more intellectually stunted. Which is, in itself, stupid.

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