10 DECEMBER 2013Mark Wright has revealed that he views Christmas differently now that he's in a "proper" relationship.
The former TOWIE star, who is engaged to Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan, said that he would be putting more thought into his Christmas presents this year.
"I can't really remember the most romantic gift I've ever given before," Mark told HELLO! Online. "But now that I'm in a proper relationship, I'm definitely going to give more sentimental presents."
As an ambassador for Littlewoods, Mark recently handed out presents to mums who had stopped by the company's Liverpool store Littlewoods' specially for mums' grotto.
"I was giving out a few presents and cuddles, it was nice," said the 26-year-old television star. "When I was younger, I used to go all the time to the grotto. I used to love it until I found out Santa wasn't real.
"I can't wait for Christmas. I'm a massive, massive Christmas fan. I get excited all the way through December."
Mark opened up about his relationship with his own mum, adding that he would be spending Christmas Day at her house followed by a party at night.
"I'm well close to my mum," said Mark. "She does everything for me. We're literally so close it's unbelievable. I see her as often as I can. I'm working a lot and so it's quite busy, but as soon as I get a chance I go see her."
Helping his mum prepare Christmas dinner isn't something Mark usually partakes in though.
"If she asks for help I do, but otherwise I stay away from the kitchen," he said. "I prefer to watch the telly." The radio presenter added that he was hoping to get a pool table for Christmas.
"I'm quite quick at doing my Christmas shopping," said Mark. "I get in my head what I want before I go, and then I go and get it.
"Sometimes I get spotted when I'm out and about. It's brilliant, I don't really mind it. I like talking to people and saying hello, it's a lovely thing."