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'Britain's vainest man' attacked for looking like reality star Joey Essex; COSMETIC SURGERY FANATIC THREATENED AND PUNCHED IN THE FACE BY THUG.

Byline: Andy Richardson Staff Reporter

BIRMINGHAM'S Sam Barton - dubbed 'Britain's vainest man' - has told how he was attacked by a nightclub thug for being a Joey Essex wannabe.

The 22-year-old suffered a busted lip when a clubber punched him in a Romford nightspot after screaming: "You will need a new nose job before I have finished with you."

Sam, from Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, said: "It started in the queue when four lads and girls started verbally assaulting me. They said there was only one thing worse than Joey Essex and that was a Joey Essex wannabe.

"They pursued me for over an hour in the club before another lad joined them and said, 'You will need a new nose job before I have finished with you' - and then he hit me.

"Fortunately, he didn't hit my nose. He just left me with a cut lip but it was still a very nasty shock."

Sam has been clubbing in Essex on a number of occasions with friends who live in the county. But it was the first time he had been out since revealing he was set to apply for free Botox and another free nose job on the NHS.

He added: "I will visit my friend again in Essex but I won't be going out again at night there.

"I have never had any problem on nights out in Birmingham. Everyone is really friendly to me here.

"I realise I am controversial and perhaps rub some people up the wrong way but there is no need to verbally or physically assault me."

Last month the wannabe celebrity told doctors he needs the free cosmetic treatment to combat symptoms of sweating caused by anxiety due to his 'new-found fame.' .' He will meet with medics for a consultation this month.

If he is given the go-ahead from the NHS, the Botox treatment will cost around PS3,000 per year for six injections every two months.

Sam is the grandson of Aston Villa's European Cup winning boss Tony Barton and is best friends with Benefits Street star White Dee.

He previously revealed he had spent PS55,000 on reconstructive surgery and beauty treatments to turn himself into the "perfect man."

But he has amassed jaw-dropping credit card debts of PS25,000 in four years in search of the glamorous Joey Essex look he hopes will make him a star.

He has spent PS20,000 on treatment for his teeth, around PS5,000 on Botox, PS2,000 on waxing and PS2,500 on tanning treatment.

Two nose jobs have cost PS10,400, though one was free on the NHS.

'' They said there was only one thing worse than Joey Essex and that was a Joey Essex wannabe SAM BARTON

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Date:Sep 2, 2014
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