Mark Wright (TV personality)
20 January 1987 |
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
|Occupation||Reality television star, presenter, footballer and radio host|
|Known for||The Only Way Is Essex (2010–11, 2012, 2014)
Take Me Out: The Gossip (2012–13)
Surprise Surprise (2013–)
|Home town||Brentwood, Essex|
|Partner(s)||Lauren Goodger (2001–12)
Michelle Keegan (engaged, 2013–present)
|Relatives||Jess Wright (sister)
Josh Wright (brother)
Natalya Wright (sister)
Carol Wright (mother)
Mark Wright, Sr. (father)
Mark Wright (born 20 January 1987) is an English reality television personality and radio presenter best known for being one of the original main cast members in The Only Way Is Essex. On 23 October 2011, he announced that he would be leaving the show at the end of the third series. He made a cameo appearance in the sixth series and returned for the 2012 Christmas special.
After leaving TOWIE, Wright participated in the eleventh series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, finishing as the runner-up behind Dougie Poynter. Wright presented the Take Me Out spin-off show Take Me Out: The Gossip alongside Zoe Hardman, although this was cancelled after just one series. He also starred in his own short-lived ITV2 reality show Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights, which followed him and his friends in the United States.
|Date of birth||20 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England|
|St Neots Town|
|2005–2006||→ Lewes (loan)||7||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Crawley Town (loan)||9||(1)|
|2007||→ Rushden & Diamonds (loan)||3||(0)|
|2007||→ St Albans City (loan)|
|2012–||St Neots Town||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:05, 12 January 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
||This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. (January 2011)|
Wright is the elder son of Carol Wright and Mark Wright, Sr. and the brother of Jessica Wright, Natalya Wright and Josh Wright, and the cousin of Leah Wright (who also starred in a few episodes of The Only Way Is Essex).
Before his appearances on The Only Way Is Essex, Wright was a semi-professional footballer, with a youth career at Tottenham Hotspur. In January 2012, he rekindled his semi-professional footballing career, by signing for St Neots Town.
On 13 December 2011, it was announced that he would co-present Take Me Out spin-off programme Take Me Out: The Gossip for ITV2, which began on 8 January 2012 and ended in February 2013. This was Wright's first presenting role.
In 2012, Wright presented and starred in a new ITV2 show titled Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights. The show ran from 10 June 2012 until 7 July 2012 and was later axed. Wright was due to co-present a new entertainment series with Melanie Sykes named My Man Can. After filming a pilot and the entire first series, ITV made the decision not to air the show on television.
On 14 April 2012, Wright appeared in an episode of Keith Lemon's LemonAid on ITV.
He has appeared on Celebrity Juice on 1 September 2011, 13 and 20 December 2012, 14 March and 26 September 2013.
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
- Bushtucker Trials
|Day||Air Date||Trial||Summary||No. of Stars||End Result|
|1||13 November 2011||Scales of Justice||All celebrities participating||N/A||Safe|
|2||14 November 2011||The Greasy Spoon||Was voted for by the public, alongside Freddie||No||Safe|
|3||16 November 2011||Creepy Crypt||Was voted for by the public, alongside Stefanie||Yes||Safe|
|4||17 November 2011||Rat Run||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|5||18 November 2011||Cable Car-tastrophe||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|6||19 November 2011||Crude Awakenings||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|7||20 November 2011||Hell-evator||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|8||20 November 2011||Horrods||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|9||22 November 2011||Head Trip||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|10||24 November 2011||Bushman's Bungalow||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|11||25 November 2011||Coral Grief||Was not voted for by fellow camp mates||N/A||Safe|
|12||26 November 2011||Fair Dunk 'Um||Was not voted for by fellow camp mates||N/A||Safe|
|13||27 November 2011||Fill Your Face Extreme||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|14||28 November 2011||Pits of Peril||Was voted for by fellow camp mates||Safe|
|15||29 November 2011||Mystery Box||Was not voted for by fellow camp mates||N/A||Safe|
|16||30 November 2011||Race Around the Clock||Was not voted for by fellow camp mates||N/A||Safe|
|17||1 December 2011||Splash and Grab||Was not voted for by fellow camp mates||N/A||Safe|
|18||2 December 2011||Celebrity Cyclone||All celebrities participating||Safe|
|19||3 December 2011||The Final Party||Both finalists competing, Wright vs. Dougie Poynter||Came 2nd place|
Strictly Come Dancing
Mark was signed by online retail giant, Littlewoods, as it's new face of menswear in June 2013. The deal sees Mark style and model a capsule collection each season for Littlewoods own-brand menswear line, Goodsouls. The range includes clothing, footwear, accessories and nightwear.
- "Academy Hotseat - Mark Wright - News Articles". Tottenhamhotspur.com. 2012-03-05.
- Manning, Jenny. "Mark Wright and Myleene Klass to host Heart FM shows". London: The Sun. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- TV star Mark Wright quits Heybridge Swifts having played twice The Maldon Chronicle
- TOWIE Mark Wright, Zoe Hardman to front Take Me Out spinoff show Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy, 13 December 2011
- "Daybreak signs up Mark Wright "to keep people fit and healthy"". Metro. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights axed after one series". Metro. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Mark Wright, Melanie Sykes relationship show 'My Man Can' 'axed' by ITV". Digital Spy. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Party Wright Around the World is axed by ITV2". The List. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- 'I'm a Celeb' runner-up Mark Wright: 'It was an honour to be myself' Daniel Sperling, Digital Spy, 3 December 2011
- 9.7m see Dougie Poynter crowned King of the Jungle on 'I'm a Celeb' Liam O'Brien, Digital Spy, 4 December 2011
- "Mark Wright confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- Manning, Jenny (18 December 2012). "Mark Wright and Myleene Klass to host Heart FM shows". London: The Sun.
- "Mark Wright proves he’s a natural in front of the camera as he poses for his first modelling campaign". Mirror. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- Essex wideboy Mark Wright strikes gold with Playboy’s Kayla Collins | The Sun |Showbiz|TV
- "Michelle Keegan discovers the dangers of a thigh-high split as she accidentally flashes her underwear at Mark Wright's birthday party". Daily Mail (London).
- "'It's true.... we're SO happy!' Excited Michelle Keegan confirms she and Mark Wright are engaged after his romantic beach proposal in Dubai". Daily Mail (London).