TOWIE's James ‘Arg’ Argent and Elliott Wright confess to Now they're laughing their best friend Mark Wright OFF the Strictly dancefloor

TV hunk Mark Wright will be hoping to make a spectacular ballroom debut on Strictly Come Dancing when the first show of the new series kicks off tonight, but Now can reveal that he can’t actually, erm… dance.

Well, that’s what his two best buds, cousin Elliott Wright and James ‘Arg’ Argent told us.

Arg revealed: ‘He hasn’t got much rhythm and he’s not the best dancer in the world but Mark‘s very competitive. Everyone loves a tryer don’t they?’

Ouch… with friends like those who needs enemies?!

While Elliott, who is currently in Ibiza filming The Only Way Is Ibiza for new channel ITVBe, added: ‘I’m hoping he falls over and I want to be there front row! I’d love to do it, although I can’t dance… actually, nor can Mark! He told me: “I’m crapping myself I’m so nervous”.’

It’s a good job Mark‘s stunning fiancée, actress Michelle Keegan, has got his back. She reckons he could even go on to win the coveted Strictly glitterball trophy!

She said: ‘I’m such a Strictly fan, so to get to watch it live and to watch Mark is really exciting. I’ll try to watch him every Saturday if I can. Do I think he can win? I think he’s got a good chance.’

Mark is dancing with stunning Strictly professional Karen Hauer but despite not being a natural mover the Now fave says he’s loving his new challenge.

‘I didn’t know if I’d enjoy dancing but I’m loving every minute of it,’ said Mark. ‘I am extremely competitive but I don’t know if I will be in this.’

And Mark has confessed that his favourite dance is Latin as it’s ‘sexy’.

‘If I was going to conquer one type of dance it would be Latin because I like the old swing of the hips and it’s quite sexy, but we’ll see if I can do that.

‘At the moment I’m a bit stiff but that’s what I’m getting taught for.’

And his favourite song to dance to is his ‘favourite party tune’ Candi Staton‘s Young Hearts Run Free.

He revealed: ‘It’s mine and my mum’s favourite party tune. As soon as it comes on, wherever we are on the dance floor, we just look at each other and we’re in! Both of us can’t dance, both of us look horrific but we love the tune and you just feel it.’

Whatever happens on the dancefloor Mark, we’re right behind you. Good luck twinkletoes!

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