Mark Wright (TV personality)

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Mark Wright
Born(1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 25)
Buckhurst Hill, Essex[1]
NationalityBritish
OccupationReality TV star, TV presenter, footballer
Known forThe Only Way Is Essex
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Take Me Out: The Gossip
Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights
Home townBrentwood, Essex
RelativesJessica Wright (sister)
Josh Wright (brother)
Natalya Wright (sister)
Carol Wright (mother)
Mark Wright, Sr. (father)
 
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Mark Wright
Born(1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 25)
Buckhurst Hill, Essex[1]
NationalityBritish
OccupationReality TV star, TV presenter, footballer
Known forThe Only Way Is Essex
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Take Me Out: The Gossip
Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights
Home townBrentwood, Essex
RelativesJessica 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 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 however Wright made a cameo appearance in the sixth series. 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 first series of Take Me Out spin-off show Take Me Out: The Gossip alongside Zoe Hardman before being replaced. He also starred in his own ITV2 reality show Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights, which followed him and his friends in the United States but only ran for one series due to low ratings.

Mark Wright
Personal information
Date of birth(1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 25)
Place of birthBuckhurst Hill, Essex, England
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubSt Neots Town
Youth career
0000–2005Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2006Southend United0(0)
2005–2006Lewes (loan)7(0)
2006–2007Grays Athletic0(0)
2006–2007Crawley Town (loan)9(1)
2007Rushden & Diamonds (loan)3(0)
2007St Albans City (loan)
2007Bishop's Stortford
2007Fisher Athletic
2008–2009Thurrock
2009Bishop's Stortford
2011Heybridge Swifts[2]2(0)
2011Thurrock0(0)
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).

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Family

Wright is the elder son of Carol Wright and Mark Wright, Sr. and the brother of Jessica Wright, Natalya Wright, footballer, Josh Wright and cousin Leah Wright(who also starred in a few episodes of TOWIE).

Career

Wright is one of the main faces of the current breed of television star, who have found fame following participation in the "Reality TV" sector.

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.[3]

On 13 November 2011, he appeared on Series 11 of the ITV1 reality TV show, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and was runner up to McFly's Dougie Poynter in the public vote.[4][5]

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. This is Wright's first presenting role.[6]

On 21 December, it was confirmed Wright would become a health expert for the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak for a two week stint from 9 January 2012.[7] On 25 December, he was a contestant on All Star Family Fortunes, alongside the cast of The Only Way Is Essex.

In 2012, Wright starred in a new ITV2 show titled Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights. The show ran from 10 June 2012 until 7 July 2012. He also made a non-speaking appearance in series 6 of The Only Way Is Essex in August 2012 at his sister Jessica's gig.

Personal life

Wright was best man at the wedding of the late reality star Jade Goody on 22 February 2009, despite not being a relative, and featured briefly in the Sky Living TV series.

Wright was engaged to Lauren Goodger,[8] however the couple ended their engagement on 26 August 2011 due to his claims that Goodger cheated on him during their relationship, a claim she vehemently denies. It was then revealed that Wright cheated on Lauren Goodger with his ex-girlfriend and TOWIE cast member Lucy Mecklenburgh whilst engaged. He has also dated ex co-star Sam Faiers.

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