Mark is holidaying with his dad

Mark Wright has been enjoying some bonding time with his dad Big Mark in Dubai.

The ex-TOWIE star, 27, told his Twitter followers last night that he’d indulged in a spa treatment with Big Mark, 56, before the pair headed out for a meal together.

‘Just had dinner with the old man @BigMarkWright_ in my favourite restaurant in Dubai @nobudubai #thebest,’ Tweeted Mark.

‘Feeling sooo fresh tonight aswell due to our amazing massage in the Shuiqi spa @ATLANTIS today. Such a good few days.’

Dubai holds a special place in Mark’s heart as it’s where he first hooked up with his fiancée Michelle Keegan over New Year’s 2013.

He proposed to the stunning ex-Coronation Street actress, 27, there after a whirlwind nine-month romance last September.

Michelle showed off her incredible slim figure when she and Mark returned to Dubai for a holiday in March but Mark insists she doesn’t punish herself to stay trim.

‘She doesn’t diet that much. She had a Magnum ice cream at 12 o’clock last night in bed! She just goes to the gym two to three times a week and watches what she eats,’ says Mark.

‘We do train at the same time but not together. She does her own thing. We teach each other and give each other tips.’

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Anna Duff