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Mark Wright lands major TV role in the US: all the details

by Gemma Strong

The future is looking very bright for Mark Wright! The former TOWIE star is set to find fame in the US after being hired as a reporter on the hit entertainment show Extra, HELLO! Online has confirmed.  Mark's spokesman told the Mail: "Mark has been asked to do a few segments with Extra. He is working on them now." Meanwhile, a source told the Sun: "This is a massive gig for Mark. It will put him in the homes of millions of Americans every day. He's hoping it will go well so that more work in the States follows. He's been out in LA for the past few weeks having meetings with the major networks and all the noises are very positive."

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Mark Wright pictured with his wife Michelle Keegan

The timing couldn't be better for Mark. His wife Michelle Keegan is about to jet off to film new scenes for Our Girl. The 29-year-old actress, who plays Lance Corporal Georgie Lane in the programme, is set to fly to Nepal, South Africa and Malaysia for the upcoming series. Michelle will be away from home for around eight months in total; she will initially spend three months away before returning for some summer engagements, and will then jet off again. Michelle recently met up with her Our Girl co-stars for the first script read-through of season three. Sharing a photo of the get-together on her HELLO! Online blog, she wrote: "Here we all are at the read-through. The scripts and story for the next series is fantastic, we were all buzzing afterwards."

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