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Name: Mark Wright
Birth Place: United Kingdom
Claim to fame: The Only Way Is Essex star
- Made famous through The Only Way is Essex
- When he was young, his mum used to occasionally dress him as a girl
- Mark’s a semi professional footballer who's played for Tottenham Hotspurs Youth Club
- He’s chummy with Spencer Matthews – they used to work together
- Danny Dyer could be his doppelganger
Mark Wright was one of the main personalities on ITV2’s living soap The Only Way Is Essex. The nightclub promoter is originally from Abridge, just down the road from where the show is filmed in Brentwood, Essex.
After kick starting his career with TOWIE in 2011, he left after the third series to see what lay beyond the borders of his Essex homeland.
From here, Mark went out into the wilderness, obviously the neighbouring counties were too close - and managed to come second in the ITV’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.
After scrubbing off the grime and flying back to the UK, in early 2012 he landed a slot on an ITV2 spin off, Take me out: The Gossip. He co-presented the show with Zoe Hardman, conducting interviews from Club Fernando’s and backstage.
The star has also had his own TV show. In 2012, Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights hit our screens. A take on the US show, Entourage – Mark flew him and friends over to LA to live and played some hilarious pranks on them. The reviews were less than amusing, but he had a great time anyway.
He is now preparing to host a new ITV dating show with Melanie Sykes that airs in September 2012. My Man Can watches young men being out through difficult challenges whilst their better halves guess how well they will do.
He’s a bit of a ladies man and has stolen the hearts of many an eligible lady. His dating history includes an on off relationship with TOWIE co star Lauren Goodger, whom he was dating for nine years. He was also romantically linked with the show’s Sam Faiers and Lucy Mecklenburgh. Australian model Emily Scott also had a taste of the Essex’s boy’s charms while they were fending off rats in the jungle. Whilst filming his TV show, Mark Wright’s Hollywood’s Night’s he was rumoured to be dating US Volleyball player Chelsea Rashoff.
The cheeky chappy is also known for his fondness for his appearance. A devout gym bunny with a stomach you could chop wood on and perfectly coifed hair – it’s rare to catch him looking less than his best.
NB. This man will have, and always does have, a very good tan.