REALITY TV star Joey Essex is appearing in Colchester today.

The Only Way is Essex cheeky chappy, famed for his tight trousers and love of pie 'n' mash, is signing copies of his 2013 calendar.

He will be at the Calendar Club shop in Lion Walk Shopping Centre, Culver Street West, from 11am for about two hours.

Around a thousand fans queued up to see the celeb, with some waiting outside the shop since 5.30am just to get a glimpse of the Ugg-boot wearing TV man.