Michelle persuades the Essex hunk to get dressed up

Mark Wright is set to sport a dramatically different look in the first episode of his new series Party Wright Around The World tomorrow night.

The ex-TOWIE star, 27, dresses up in drag to take part in a cabaret show.

Mark dons a sparkly fishtail dress with red and yellow ruffles, a huge bouffant wig and heavy lip and eye make-up to perfect his look.

ITV2‘s Party Wright Around The World sees Mark travel the globe to live with lots of different people and organise crazy bashes for them.

In tomorrow’s programme, he’s staying with gay pals Alex and Miguel in Miami to throw a do for their friend Joanna – who loves a man in drag.

Mark admits that he was hesitant to get dressed up but was persuaded to give it a go after talking to stunning fiancée Michelle Keegan, 26.

‘I tried to get out of it. I spoke to the producer and someone at ITV. But they all wanted me to do it,’ Mark tells the Daily Star.

‘So I said I wanted to speak to Michelle. I honestly thought she would tell me not to do it but she just laughed! I’m glad I did it. Will I do it again? No way. That was a one take wonder!’

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Anna Duff