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Mark Wright lands new reality show seven years after leaving TOWIE

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Seven years after leaving The Only Way Is Essex, Mark Wright has landed a brand new reality show.

Upcoming BBC iPlayer mini-series, Mark Wright: The Last Chance, will follow the star’s latest career move as a professional footballer for Crawley Town.

The show, which is coming to screens in January 2021, will give viewers an access-all-areas pass as the 33 year old embarks on his latest exciting chapter after signing with the club.

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As well as documenting the TV presenter’s past as a footballer, the programme will see what happens as he puts his boots back on and strives to break into the first team.

And fans are already excited to tune in, with many wondering whether Mark’s wife, Michelle Keegan, will also make a surprise appearance in support of her husband.

The Our Girl actress recently praised Mark for following his dream, telling the world how proud she was of his new job.

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Commenting on his social media post, Michelle wrote: “Never known such a hard working determined person, the word ‘can’t’ just isn’t in your vocabulary.”

“Congratulations. So proud of you xxx” Michelle added alongside a red heart emoji.

Last week Mark announced his big news on Instagram by Posting two photos of him playing football.

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He then wrote in the caption: “How it started… how it’s going. 12 years later and today I put pen to paper for @officialcrawleytownfc !!”

He continued: “For 11 years since I fully retired from serious football I’ve missed it every day.”

“My life took a complete U-turn when I was 22 and it’s been the best 10.5 years I could have ever dreamed of but my love for the game has never gone away and the fact that I never played a professional game in the Football League has always niggled away at me.”

Heart Radio DJ Mark went on to say that he was so happy he could achieve his dream and knew it was a case of now or never.

He said: “If I don’t do it now, I never will and at 33, reaching the older side of a professional footballer… it has to be now.”

Mark signed off his post by thanking the club for letting him be a part of their team, and telling fans that he couldn’t wait to get started.

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