I'm A Celebrity star Mark Wright says TOWIE is in his past

Mark Wright was unhappy that he was painted as a player on hit show The Only Way Is Essex.

In-between his on-off relationship with long-term love Lauren Goodger, 25, the reality programme documented Mark‘s brief romances with Sam Faiers and Lucy Mecklenburgh, both 20.

‘I am so grateful to TOWIE for putting me where I am today, but I did get upset a lot over the way I was portrayed,’ says Mark.

‘My family and friends, and my sister Jessica, would get upset too.

‘I had several discussions with producers about it.’

The 24-year-old, who’s just returned from the I’m A Celebrity jungle, has now quit the show and hopes to lose his womaniser image.

‘That is just one side of me, an exaggerated version of me,’ Mark tells The Sun.

‘That is one reason why I am glad to leave TOWIE as I don’t have to be that person I don’t like being any more.’

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