VIDEO: Reality TV star Joey Essex greeted by thousands of fans at Meadowhall

Reality TV heart-throb Joey Essex was given a heroes' welcome when he was greeted by thousands of female fans at Meadowhall.

The Only Way is Essex star was the main attraction at last night’s Ladies’ Night at the shopping centre with huge queues building up to see the TV favourite.

Fans were able to meet the 25-year-old and chat about his successful TV career on hit shows such as TOWIE, I’m a Celebrity… and The Jump.

The exclusive “night out” also offered ladies of all ages the chance to escape everyday life for a few hours of shopping, socialising and pampering – all under one roof.

Make-up lovers could fulfil their beauty fix at the Fast Beauty Quick Fix bars while for extra hands-on pampering, ladies could head to the ‘Chill Out’ zone, where they could take a break from shopping in the plush pop-up massage pod to enjoy a free over-clothes neck or head massage.

Meadowhall also invited the award-winning Leeds-based bakers Tarte & Berry down for the night to serve up a range of gooey indulgent brownies to satisfy the chocoholics.

Now in its fourth year, the event attracts almost 10,000 ladies each year.