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Perrie Edwards might have struggled badly to overcome her nasty split with fiancé Zayn Malik, but the "Little Mix" singer has reportedly found someone new to get over the ex One-directioner.

Perrie (22) has caught the attention of former "The Only Way is Essex" star Joey Essex (25), after they met at the Pride of Britain Awards last month, according to news reports. They were introduced by common friends and the reality TV star was quick to exchange numbers with the "Black Magic" hitmaker. In fact, he even flew Perrie to several secret dates since then.

A source claimed although it's quite early "Perrie likes Joey because he makes her laugh," adding that the pair is just giving time to know each other and going slow on things, but "Joey is already smitten," the Daily Mirror reported.

"Perrie has just come out of a serious relationship and is enjoying having fun right now," the source further said.

This comes off only a month after Joey was spotted with his ex-girlfriend Charlotte Stuchfield (18) in a holiday, with whom he has reportedly broken up.

Joey Essex with Charlotte Stuchfield, with whom he has allegedly split.Joey Essex/Instagram

Earlier to Stuchfield, Joey was involved with Amy Willerton (23), his co-star of "I'm A Celebrity", who is a Miss Universe contestant as well. His longest affair was with "The Only Way is Essex" star Sam Faiers with whom he had a constant on and off relationship for at least three years.

We had reported earlier that Perrie has blocked Zayn on her phone after getting tired of him "taunting her and trying to make her jealous".

Furthermore, the "Move" singer had also recently been spotted enjoying night outs with her stylist BFF Aaron Carlo and even kissing model "friend" Michael Mathers. She has candidly talked about "having an absolute blast" at the moment with the support of her fellow bandmates, Jesy Nelson (24), Leigh-Anne Pinnock (24) and Jade Thirlwall (22).

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