First Dates star jailed for 6 years for part in £1.5million heroin ring

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A FIRST Dates lothario has been jailed for his part in a £ 1.5 million heroin ring.

When Joey Shaw, 28, revealed he had already met his blind date on the train and spent the night together, it made for one of the show’s most memorable moments.


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But as he starts a six-and-a-half-year span, the used car salesperson is unlikely to spend much time on romantic dates in the near future.

He admitted planning to supply cocaine and heroin with his 24-year-old brother Daniel, who received ten and a half years in prison.

They were detained when police raided a number of the houses they frequented and found 31kg of heroin and £100,000 in cash, according to evidence presented at Bradford crown court.

In 2017, Joey and his pink-haired date Jodie, who was 23 at the time, appeared on the Channel 4 reality series hosted by French actor Fred Siriex.