The Only Way Is Essex lothario is heading Down Under

Mark Wright jetted out of the UK to take his place on this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in Australia last night.

The TOWIE ladies’ man, who’s believed to have quit the Essex reality show to head Down Under, was wished good luck by his co-stars before he left the country.

‘Goodbye my best mate @MarkWright_ Sad, Happy, Excited & proud all in 1! #TeamMarg 4ever always! 143!’ James Arg’ Argent, 23, Tweeted alongside a picture of Mark, 24, about to board the plane yesterday.

But while Mark makes his way to the jungle, 80s pop star Sinitta, 43, just can’t face the idea of sleeping amongst spiders and snakes.

The So Macho singer has decided not to take part in the show after she realising the full extent of the jungle’s creepy crawlies.

‘She would have been hilarious,’ Sinitta‘s spokesman tells the Daily Star, ‘but her phobias cause panic attacks.’

Hustle star Jessica Jane Clement, 26, and Emmerdale actress Lorraine Chase, 60, are expected to join Mark in the jungle, with McFly‘s Dougie Poynter, 23, and Benidorm‘s Crissy Rock, 53.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! kicks off on ITV1 on Sunday. 

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Esme Riley