Mark Wright

Name Mark Wright

Birthday 20 January 1987

Star sign Capricorn

Birthplace Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Mark Wright was born to father Mark Sr and mother Carol in Essex in 1987. He has an older sister named Jessica and younger siblings Joshua and Natalya.

Before finding fame, Mark was a semi-professional footballer. He had a youth career at Tottenham Hotspur and played for teams including Southend United and Bishop’s Stortford.

After working as a club promoter, Mark hit the spotlight in 2010 when he joined reality show The Only Way Is Essex, also known as TOWIE.

He’d already been in an on-off romance with co-star Lauren Goodger for 10 years and their fiery relationship had viewers hooked.

During his time on TOWIE, Mark was also linked to Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sam Faiers. He later proposed to Lauren but they split following a short-lived engagement in 2011.

Mark quit TOWIE after three series that year, although he’s since returned for a few one-off appearances.

After leaving TOWIE, Mark became a contestant on the 11th series of I’m A Celebrity. He impressed the public and finished runner-up behind McFly’s Dougie Poynter.

In 2012, Mark landed his first presenting job alongside Zoe Hardman on ITV2’s Take Me Out: The Gossip. He also scored the role of health expert on now-defunct morning show Daybreak.

Adding to his TV profile, Mark has been a reporter for ITV’s Surprise Surprise.

In 2012, Mark scored his own reality show Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights. The programme saw Mark and a group of his best mates head out on the holiday of a lifetime to LA.

He later starred in documentary series Party Wright Around The World.

At the end of 2012, Mark got together with ex-Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan. Mark Wright met the actress on holiday in Dubai over New Year’s Eve 2013.

The pair fell for each other hard and a smitten Mark proposed after a whirlwind nine-month romance in September 2013.

Wanting to move in with Mark Wright, Michelle Keegan relocated to Essex from her home city of Manchester in 2014.

Mark certainly isn’t afraid to express his feelings for his wife-to-be.

Showing how much he loves Michelle Keegan, Mark Wright has previously called her ‘his rock’, ‘the one’ and an ‘inspiration’.