Name Mark Wright

Birthday 20 January 1987

Star sign Capricorn

Birthplace Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Marriages Michelle Keegan, May 2015 – present

Mark Wright was born to father Mark Sr and mother Carol in Essex in 1987. He has an older sister, Jessica, and younger siblings Joshua and Natalya.

Before finding fame, Mark was a semi-professional footballer and played for teams including Southend United and Bishop’s Stortford.

After working as a club promoter, Mark found fame in 2010 on reality show The Only Way Is Essex.

He’d already been in an on-off romance with co-star Lauren Goodger for 10 years and their fiery relationship had viewers hooked.

He later proposed to Lauren but they split following a short-lived engagement in 2011.

Mark quit TOWIE after three series that year. He then became a contestant on I’m A Celebrity and finished runner-up behind McFly’s Dougie Poynter.

In 2012, Mark landed his first presenting job on ITV2’s Take Me Out: The Gossip. Mark has also reported for ITV’s Surprise Surprise.

At the end of 2012, Mark got together with actress Michelle Keegan. Mark Wright met her on holiday in Dubai over New Year’s Eve.

A smitten Mark proposed in September 2013.

Wanting to move in with Mark Wright, Michelle Keegan relocated to Essex from her home city of Manchester in 2014.

Mark appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in late 2014 and progressed right through to the final.

There was further happiness for Mark in May 2015 when he married Michelle in Bury St Edmunds.

Mark Wright James Hill split

SEPARATED AT BIRTH? Mark Wright and James Hill look a lot alike!

Eek! We were beginning to worry, when we began to see stories of TOWIE‘s Jessica Wright dating ex-CBB housemate and Apprentice contestant James Hill began to surface – but all we could see was her dating… her own brother, Mark Wright?! Fortunately, Jess has already completely and utterly denied it with one quick tweet.…

Michelle Keegan in Plebs

OMG, Mark Wright! So THIS is Michelle Keegan’s sex face!

Michelle Keegan is about to show the world her sex face after filming her first ever bedroom scene. The actress, 28, gets down and dirty in the new series of ITV sitcom Plebs, in which she plays a Vestal Virgin called Ursula, and admits that it was a nerve-wracking experience!…

Stevi Ritchie

WOW! CBB star Stevi Ritchie loses almost a stone in just 5 days!

Remember Celebrity Big Brother contestant and former X Factor singer Stevi Ritchie? Well he’s just undergone a MAJOR transformation after shedding a whopping 13 lbs in just five days. His forthcoming nuptials to fiancee and fellow CBB housemate Chloe Jasmine inspired him to ditch the sweet snacks and start working…

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Mark Wright
'Sunday Brunch' TV show, London, Britain - 14 Feb 2016

OMG, SHUT UP: Mark Wright is heading back to TOWIE!

We were over the moon when we heard the news that Amy Childs and Gemma Collins were filming scenes for TOWIE again – and now there seems to be even more cause for celebration, as another major cast member looks set to return… it’s only Mark Wright! One of the original cheeky chappies…

Mark Wright and Keith Lemon

Why is TOWIE’s Mark Wright so terrified of Keith Lemon!?

For every day people like us, there’s not much to be scared of about good old Keith Lemon. Sure he could make some sort of inappropriate sexual comment or say something mean about your hair, but it’s the celebrities he has his eyes set on. In fact, Leigh Francis (who…

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan opens up about her ‘struggle’ with new role

Michelle Keegan is jetting off to South Africa next month to film BBC show Our Girl but it seems as though the nerves may already be kicking in. The former Coronation Street star will be replacing Lacey Turner as the show’s main character, playing a soldier in the Royal Army…