“Please tell me the truth, am I still your best friend” TOWIE star Arg”s jealousy over Mark”s jungle bromance with Dougie
Mark Wright revealed today that his long-time best friend and The Only Way is Essex co-star James “Arg” Argent is worried that he found a new BFF in the jungle.
During an appearance today on This Morning, Wright revealed that his close friendship with I”m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! winner Dougie Poynter was a cause for concern with Argent.
“No lie, Arg was texting my mumasking “can I speak to him yet, can I speak to him yet”” Mark told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. “So I called himand the first thing he said to me was: “Mark what”s gonna happen between me and you”
Mr Popular: I”m A Celebrity runner-up Mark Wright made the rounds of TV shows this morning to discuss his time in the Australian jungle
Mark continued: “I said “what do you mean” and he said, “It looks like you”ve grown to be great friends with Antony and Dougie”.
“When Iput the phone down he text saying,”Please tell me the truth, am I still your best friend”
Fans of The Only Way is Essex watched during the season three final as Arg broke down in tears when Mark informed him of his plans to leave town for a while.
Jealousy: Mark revealed his best friend James Argent was concerned over his jungle “bromance” with Dougie Poynter
Arg can sleep soundly though now, as Mark confirmed that, “no matter what happens,” he will always be his best friend.
Wright was back in Essex last night after flying back from Australia.
He had little time to recuperate though, as he was scheduled for early appearances on Daybreak and This Morning today.
Discussing his time on I”m A Celebrity, Mark said: “It was just so surreal to be part of such an amazing event. In the space of a year my life has just changed, so to get to the final of something that I”ve always loved watching was amazing, and to turn up at the airport to see fans there and papps taking pictures, it was just surreal.”
Bromance: Mark grew close to I”m A Celeb winner Dougie during their time in the jungle
He added “I just wanted to show the real me. In TOWIE you exaggerate part of a character for entertainment and it became hard towards the end.
“I just wanted to start showing the real me to people. It could”ve been boring and it might not have worked but it seems like it went down well.”
Mark surprised many this week when he dismissed his flirtation with Emily Scott after he emerged from the jungle.
Making the rounds: Mark made an appearance on This Morning and posed with hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby
Viewers had been expecting the pair to spark a relationship after the series, with Emily even admitting she fancied Mark, but he has since played down the romance.
Quizzed on his flirtatious ways on This Morning, Mark said: “Do you know what, we never had that many conversations in there, it wasn”t until I got out that loads of people were asking me, “what”s happening with you and Emily” and I was like “nothing, why do you say that” and they”d say that we were flirting loads.”
ITV”s biggest star Mark also found a fan in Lorraine Kelly, who cornered him in the make-up room for a picture
The Wright stuff: Fellow This Morning guest Katherine Jenkins also requested a happy snap backstage
He continued: “It”s an absolute privilege to hear that a beautiful girl fancies me and she really is a lovely person. But we”re friends, and if she comes over we may or may not meet up for a drink, all the cast, and she really is an amazing girl but there”s no romantic feelings for me like that.
“I just want to be on my own. It was a great time for me to go away and clear my head from everything and my past, and it really did work and I just want to be on my own now and look forward to my future career.”
And his future indeed looks bright, with Holly and Phillip noting that Mark had been locked in meetings with TV executives at the ITV studios that day, hinting that there will be plenty of projects lined up for the reality star post-TOWIE.