FORMER TOWIE reality star Joey Essex topped up his tan and met up with sick kids during a flying visit to Scotland.

The Celebs Go Dating and Celebrity Juice Star was booked to appear at the opening of Hamilton’s Sun Shack tanning salon.

He also agreed to meet some children with life threatening illnesses from the Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation.

Joey met up with nine-year-old Caoimhe Devlin, from Carmyle, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was two.

Caoimhe who was singing ‘Happy Days’ after her meeting with the star said: “Joey said not to go into the jungle because it’s too scary but one day I got a cockroach on my stomach at a party. I’ve only watched him in the jungle so it was great to see him.”

Joey also met seven year old Demi Leigh from Motherwell who was born prematurely and has cerebral palsy.