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Emily Atack and Joey Essex caught having a sneaky KISS backstage during final ever Celebrity Juice

Emily Atack and Joey Essex were caught having a sneaky backstage kiss during filming for the final ever episode of Celebrity Juice.

Former TOWIE star Joey, 32, was among several guest stars to join team captain Emily, also 32, and her fellow regulars on the ITV2 panel show – however, it appears the two became close while filming a segment. 

After being quizzed over their smooch by host Keith Lemon, Joey remained tight-lipped while Emily exclaimed: ‘The camera never lies!’

Pucker up: Emily Atack and Joey Essex were caught having a sneaky backstage kiss during filming for the final ever episode of Celebrity Juice

As they sat on the panel, Keith turned to Joey asking: ‘Did you have a sneaky kiss with Emily Atack?’

To which a coy Joey feigned ignorance, responding: ‘Did I? A man never tells.’

Other team captain Laura Whitmore the quickly quipped: ‘Emily will though!’

As all eyes turned to the former Inbetweeners star, she simply remarked: ‘I mean the camera never lies!’

The truth is out: After being quizzed over their smooch by host Keith Lemon, Joey remained tight-lipped while Emily exclaimed: 'The camera never lies!'

The truth is out: After being quizzed over their smooch by host Keith Lemon, Joey remained tight-lipped while Emily exclaimed: ‘The camera never lies!’

A clip of the kiss was then aired with Emily and Joey seen sharing a quick peck on the lips as they headed outside to retrieve something while being covered in artificial snow. 

The audience then cheered and whooped the pair as Emily was seen laughing and covering her mouth while Keith burst into a rendition of Mistletoe and Wine.

While there’s nothing to suggest the pair were nothing more than friends, Joey was also seen planting a kiss on Emily’s cheek as the cast celebrated wrapping the show before enjoying a very boozy wrap party. 

Quizzed: As they sat on the panel, Keith turned to Joey asking: 'Did you have a sneaky kiss with Emily Atack?'

Quizzed: As they sat on the panel, Keith turned to Joey asking: ‘Did you have a sneaky kiss with Emily Atack?’

Nothing to report: To which a coy Joey feigned ignorance, responding: 'Did I? A man never tells'

Nothing to report: To which a coy Joey feigned ignorance, responding: ‘Did I? A man never tells’

Reveal: To which Laura Whitmore quickly quipped: ‘Emily will though!’ As all eyes turned to the former Inbetweeners star, she simply remarked: ‘I mean the camera never lies!’

Other humorous moments see Maya Jama play the wibbly wobbly game, while Holly Willoughby is left red-faced as she takes a tumble down the stairs. 

As well as Holly and Fearne Cotton returning to the show, Emily and Laura Whitmore also serve as team captains alongside guests including Big Narstie.

There are also set to be a number of surprise appearances in the farewell special, as well as an array of familiar faces returning. 

It comes after host Keith Lemon admitted he became ’emotional’ when filming the final ever episode of Celebrity Juice as the show comes to an end after 26 series.

Close: A clip of the kiss was then aired with Emily and Joey seen sharing a quick peck on the lips as they headed outside to retrieve something while being covered in artificial snow

Close: A clip of the kiss was then aired with Emily and Joey seen sharing a quick peck on the lips as they headed outside to retrieve something while being covered in artificial snow

Caught out: The audience then cheered and whooped the pair as Emily was seen laughing and covering her mouth while Keith burst into a rendition of Mistletoe and Wine

Caught out: The audience then cheered and whooped the pair as Emily was seen laughing and covering her mouth while Keith burst into a rendition of Mistletoe and Wine

Kiss kiss: While there's nothing to suggest the pair were nothing more than friends, Joey was also seen planting a kiss on Emily's cheek as the cast celebrated wrapping the show

Kiss kiss: While there’s nothing to suggest the pair were nothing more than friends, Joey was also seen planting a kiss on Emily’s cheek as the cast celebrated wrapping the show

The comedian, 49, who hosts the long-running comedy series, admitted he felt ‘sad’ about the show ending and became ’emotional’ when filming the last episode.

Keith, whose real name is Leigh Francis, said: ‘It’s been 14 years of me life. Maya Jama, who’s on the last episode told me she started watching it when she was seven.

‘Not sure what a seven-year-old is doing watching Juice, she should’ve been in bed! But yeah that made me feel old. 

Oh no! Holly Willoughby was also seen suffering a tumble as she wrestled with her co-stars during her return to Celebrity Juice

Oh no! Holly Willoughby was also seen suffering a tumble as she wrestled with her co-stars during her return to Celebrity Juice

‘I guess when I look back I’ll think aye, that was a big part of me life. It’s rare to do a show for that long, but by eck it was fun! The best times! I do feel a bit sad but it’s also exciting to see what happens next!’

Reflecting on saying goodbye to the show, Keith admitted he ‘teared up’ and hugged his wife Jill Carter when he came off stage after they wrapped up filming.

‘I got a bit emotional at the end. I don’t think that bit is in. I was in like some kind of emotional bubble,’ he continued. 

Funny moments: Another teaser clip shows team captains Emily, Laura Whitmore, Holly and Fearne all creating a supergroup to sing Shania Twain¿s Man! I Feel Like A Woman

Funny moments: Another teaser clip shows team captains Emily, Laura Whitmore, Holly and Fearne all creating a supergroup to sing Shania Twain’s Man! I Feel Like A Woman

Sad times: It comes after host Keith Lemon admitted he became 'emotional' when filming the final ever episode of Celebrity Juice as the show comes to an end after 26 series

Sad times: It comes after host Keith Lemon admitted he became ’emotional’ when filming the final ever episode of Celebrity Juice as the show comes to an end after 26 series

‘It was a bit like a dream, but I was trying to cherish the day. I came off stage and just hugged my wife and teared up. It’s making me tear up now just thinking about it.’

Keith described filming the final episode with guests from over the years as a ‘great party’, teasing that there will be a few surprise appearances in the special.

Celebrity Juice: The Happy Ending will air on Thursday at 10pm on ITV2.

A compilation episode, Celebrity Juice: The Last Hurrah, will follow on Thursday December 15 at 10pm on ITV2.

Farewell! Reflecting on saying goodbye to the show, Keith (pictured on the upcoming final episode) admitted he 'teared up' when he came off stage after they wrapped up filming

Farewell! Reflecting on saying goodbye to the show, Keith (pictured on the upcoming final episode) admitted he ‘teared up’ when he came off stage after they wrapped up filming

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