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    Holly Willoughby grills Celebs Go Dating’s Wayne Lineker, 58, and asks ‘why can’t you date women your own age?’

    WAYNE Lineker was grilled by This Morning’s Holly Willoughby who bluntly asked ‘why he can’t date women his own age?’ – ahead of his appearance on Celebs Go Dating.
    The younger brother of Gary Linker will star on the E4 series alongside a number of famous faces, who are looking for love with the help of agency matchmakers Paul Brunson and Anna Williamson.

    Holly Willoughby asked Wayne Lineker about dating women his own ageCredit: Rex Features

    But ahead of the series premiere tonight, Wayne appeared on today’s This Morning and explained that he’s taken the dating experts advice onboard to widen his age bracket.
    The 58-year-old admitted: “I am opening up. I’ve come to realise, even though there would still be a large age gap, 30-45 would be ideal.”
    “What’s wrong with women your own age?” Holly forthrightly asked.
    To which Wayne replied: “I don’t know. I wouldn’t rule it out but everyone has their own attractions don’t they?”

    The night club owner said he’s taking the matchmakers adivce onboardCredit: Rex Features

    Wayne owns Ocean Beach Club in IbizaCredit: waynelineker/Instagram
    The Ocean Beach Club owner also acknowledged the “tongue-in-cheek” girlfriend checklist that went viral on Instagram in September and explained the post was based on his past relationship mistakes.
    “It’s bordering on controversial,” he said. “I tried to take some things from previous relationships.
    “The comments about, ‘you must be able to prepare to give up your job’ or ‘prepare to work on a beach’, that’s because my last relationship broke up because she got a new career.
    “My family are very concerned about me, when I’m single I tend to get carried away and go out too much.

    Wayne stars on Celebs Go Dating airing tonight on E4Credit: Instagram

    Wayne has grown close to Chloe Ferry on the dating showCredit: chloegshore1/Instagram
    “I am looking for a relationship and I’m ready to settle down, believe it or not, I am ready to be no longer single. I don’t need this crazy lifestyle I lead.”
    Father-of-four Wayne also explained how “trustworthy” he is when in a relationship, although past relationship have struggled with his Ibiza lifestyle, where he owns several businesses.  
    He added: “I don’t know whether it’s they can’t trust me, I’m a very trustworthy person, but it’s very difficult for a girl to be in the UK while I’m at the club surrounded by girls in bikinis.
    “Once I’m in a relationship, I’m in a relationship. I’ve never cheated on a partner in my life and I’m good friends with all my ex-girlfriends and ex-wives.”

    Wayne has been married once before and has three sons; Duane, Sean, Freddie, and a daughter Tia with his ex-wife. He also has two granddaughters Myla and Aria.
    The businessman then found love with fiancée Danielle Sandhu, 28, but the pair split in November 2019 after four years together.
    Wayne will appear on the much-anticipated series of Celebs Go Dating tonight at 9pm on E4. In a switch-up to the usual show, the Celebs will be living together in a £30million mansion. More

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    Emmerdale’s Jamie Tate actor wows fans as he strips naked for sexy bath photo

    EMMERDALE star Alexander Lincoln whipped his fans into a tizz as he stripped off for a bubble bath in a throwback snap.
    The Jamie Tate actor was pining for the luxurious hotel tub on Instagram as he remembered a time when travel was possible.

    Alexander Lincoln had fans in a frenzy with this picCredit: instagram

    He wrote: “God I wish I had a lavish Jacuzzi-bath again. In the shower your wine glass just fills up with water…”
    His followers made their thoughts very clear, with one commenting: “Something just really makes me want to dive in there.”
    Another posted: “Dear god.”
    As a third said: “Oh my life!!! Move over.”

    The actor plays Jamie Tate in EmmerdaleCredit: ITV
    Emmerdale has a big upcoming storyline in store for Jamie after he gets Gabby Thomas pregnant during a one-night stand.
    And it will draw the teen into the sights of Kim Tate – Jamie’s ruthless mother.
    Story producer Sophie Roper teased: “Tracy and Nate’s due date approaches as we head to the birth. 
    “As they adapt to being new parents it will be a real test, pushing them to the limit and Tracy will take the lion’s share. 

    “It will also put a spotlight on Nate and Cain. Will they finally bury the hatchet? There’s some really emotional stuff. 

    Jamie will be at the heart of a shocking storyline this year

    “The pitter patter of tiny feet isn’t just for Tracy – we have another new arrival as Jamie learns that he is going to be a father for a second time after a night with Gabby. 
    “As Kim discovers a new heir to the throne, a fight for power will ensue. 
    “Gabby will find herself at the centre – will she succumb to the temptations and manipulation at Home Farm?”

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    Stephen Bear breaks quarantine rules again as he’s spotted in Essex just a week after arrest on return from Dubai

    STEPHEN Bear appeared to break coronavirus rules again yesterday as he stepped out in Essex when he should have been quarantining at home.
    The reality star returned to the UK from Dubai nine days ago and as such still has 24 hours left of the mandatory 10-day quarantine period.

    Stephen Bear appeared to break coronavirus rules again yesterdayCredit: UniquePictures.co.uk

    Bear braved the cold in shortsCredit: UniquePictures.co.uk

    Bear looked relaxed as he left a property in Buckhurst Hill in shorts and a blue padded jacket and got into his Mercedes.
    Government rules state those returning from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must isolate for ten days – but a negative coronavirus test after five days will also end the isolation process.
    Bear could have taken the latter option, however, was already been spotted shopping at M&S the day after arriving back in the UK.
    A “significant acceleration” in infections being imported to the UK from Dubai led the Government to introduce the new quarantine rule.

    Bear returned home from Dubai on January 15Credit: UniquePictures.co.uk
    In addition, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the country they should stay home – and not make journeys unless absolutely necessary – during the current national lockdown.
    Bear previously explained his apparent lack of quarantine by telling us: “Everyone else should stay at home and not go mns [M&S] and buy some food. They should sit at home and starve.”

    Bear has been keeping followers up to date with his goings on on YouTube after his Instagram account was deletedCredit: UniquePictures.co.uk
    Cops swooped on Bear after he touched down at Heathrow Airport from Dubai on January 15 – the day of his 31st birthday.
    His ex, Love Island star Georgia Harrison, has insisted that Bear made a secret sex tape of her through his home’s CCTV system and has been showing the video to pals.

    Bear has previously dismissed the allegations as “so silly” – but was hauled in for questioning as soon as he returned to the UK.
    Stephen and Georgia enjoyed a short-lived romance in 2018 after meeting on MTV’s The Challenge. They then got back together in March last year when they attended a fitness retreat in Thailand.
    Posting on Instagram in December when she first made the allegations, Georgia said: “So bear has cctv around his house he purposely got me in a position where he knew it would be on cctv quite a long time ago and after acted like he forgot the camera were there.”

    Georgia added: “(As u do when u have cctv set up around private property going directly to your television and phone).”
    “Firstly i had to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope he just would do the right thing, partly because i was ashamed and just wanted it to go away but tbh i have nothing to be ashamed about i was on private property with someone i had been with multiple times and trusted/was in love with.”
    “However since being away I have met 2 more people he has shown and even seen a screen recording so I have no other choice but to go public about this situation not just for me but for anyone that has been round there no knowing they are being filmed.
    “I feel hurt, I feel violated, I feel embarrassed but I also feel like my friends and followers will support me through this and I can’t stay silent on the matter any longer.
    Bear said at the time he had spoken to Georgia, adding: “I don’t even want to talk about it – it’s so silly.
    “I’ve spoken to the girl saying stop making up silly rumours. Everyone’s just got to calm down. People saying someone’s name for clout, it’s just dumb.”
    Essex Police told The Sun: “A 31-year-old man from Loughton, who was arrested on suspicion of disclosing private sexual images or film without consent with intent to cause distress, voyeurism, harassment and obstructing a police officer, has been released on bail until 10 February.”

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    Kelly Clarkson’s talk show could take Ellen DeGeneres’ spot as veteran host’s ratings slip after ‘mean’ behavior claims

    KELLY Clarkson’s talk show may be taking over Ellen DeGeneres’ spot as the comedian’s ratings have slipped after she was accused of being “mean.”
    The longtime host received backlash in 2020 after numerous former employees called out her program for allowing a “toxic” work environment.

    Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show time slot may be up for grabs soonCredit: Getty Images

    Kelly Clarkson and her popular daytime talk show could be taking over the longtime host’s 3 p.m. spot

    First mentioned by the Instagram gossip site Deux Moi, Page Six has also reported that some changes may be in the pipeline at the NBC network.
    The 62-year-old has seen her ratings drop by 8 percent, and with one year left on her exiting contract, The Kelly Clarkson Show may just slip into the standup-comic’s 3 p.m. time slot.
    Ellen’s show has also been struggling to reel in big-time guests.
    The original American Idol winner is also helped by the fact that it became the most-watched new daytime talk show in seven years after kicking off in September 2019.

    Ellen’s ratings have taken a hit after she was accused of tolerating a ‘toxic’ work environment Credit: YouTube / TheEllenShow
    In fact, Kelly’s ratings hit a season high, and even matched Ellen’s for the first time ever.
    Show producers at Telepictures want to keep the important time slot, but a source told the outlet: “Telepictures knows Ellen wants out, but execs want to keep the time slots and put another host in her place.”

    Meanwhile, the original American Idol winner just hit her ratings season highCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    The insider added: “Kelly would likely get Ellen’s time slots, but Telepictures will fight to keep them.”
    Ellen’s “be kind” persona was questioned last summer after claims hit that the TV personality’s show tolerated everything from bullying to racism to sexual harassment.

    The stand-up comic has been in damage-control mode ever since various former employees alleged she turned a blind eye to everything from bullying to sexual harassment Credit: The Mega Agency

    Ellen, seen here with her wife Portia de Rossi, was also accused of not exactly practicing the ‘be kind’ persona she pledges so oftenCredit: Alamy Live News
    Warner Bros. would currently investigate as many higher ups were forced to leave, or in some cases, were even fired – three top producers were given the boot.
    Ellen, who dealt with Covid last month, would then offer up a teary-eyed apology to her staff, and again mention the allegations on the season premiere of her program.

    Many top execs at the program were forced to leave after the shocking allegations, with three producers being firedCredit: AP:Associated Press

    Ellen – seen here recovering from Covid – would apologize, but it is said she has still struggled to book big-time guests on her showCredit: Instagram
    However, two former staff members would exclusively tell The Sun that workers believe Ellen’s “apology and denial that she knew anything was going on” regarding the alleged behind-the-scenes misconduct is “complete bull.”
    The insiders said at the time: “For over a decade Ellen has treated her staff poorly, which is ironic because of her on-camera persona.

    “She is literally like two different people. One is awful, power-hungry and constantly yells at everyone for any little that goes wrong with the production of the show.
    “The other character that Ellen plays is what the world sees – a hilarious, kind and giving woman who is a fearless advocate for the LGBTQ community.”
    As for Kelly, she has continued to reel in rave reviews for her talk show, as she has opened up to her viewers even while dealing with her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

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    Who are The Weeknd’s parents?

    THE Weeknd is a Canadian singer known for such hits as I Feel It Coming and Can’t Feel My Face.
    His parents are Samra and Makkonen Tesfaye, but they have not been together for many decades.

    A young The Weeknd and his mother in an undated photo
    Who are The Weeknd’s parents?

    Samra and Makkonen Tesfaye split up not long after their son was born.
    Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, who later became The Weekend, was born on February 16, 1990, in Toronto.
    The youngster did not have much of a relationship with his father while he was growing up.
    Samra and Makkonen were Ethiopian immigrants who fled to Canada.

    Abel was raised by his mother and grandmother when his father left.
    His mother worked several jobs to keep things running in the family.

    The Weeknd will perform at halftime of the Super BowlCredit: AP:Associated Press
    What did The Weeknd say about his mother?
    The singer told Rolling Stone in 2015 that he has heavily relied on his mother in his life.
    “I’m a mama’s boy,” he told the outlet.

    “Everything good, I get from my mother.”
    He was he was quiet when he was a child.
    “I always wanted a brother so I’d have somebody to play with,” he told Rolling Stone.
    “I remember lying to people that I had brothers – that’s how much I wanted one.”

    The Weeknd performs on Saturday Night Live in 2020Credit: Getty Images – Getty
    His mother and other relatives had survived the Red Terror in Ethiopia which saw the massacre of tens of thousands of people.
    “I actually wish Bono was here to school us both on it,” he joked to Rolling Stone.
    “He knows more about Africa than any African I’ve ever met.
    “I remember hearing some stories from my uncles – they would chew chat and talk.

    The Weeknd in 2015Credit: Getty – Contributor
    “But I don’t think my mom wanted to tell those stories.
    “I don’t think Ethiopians want their kids to feel like Ethiopia is a bad place.”
    He told the magazine he knows little about his father except for his name.

    Is The Weeknd performing during the Super Bowl?
    The Weeknd will perform during the halftime show of the Super Bowl on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
    The Super Bowl will be a matchup of the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    The singer returned to his old look in a new Super Bowl commercial promoting his upcoming halftime show. More

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    Armie Hammer’s ex Paige Lorenze accuses him of sending nude photos of her ‘tied up’ to his friends without her consent

    ARMIE Hammer’s ex, Paige Lorenze, has accused him of sending nude photos of her to his friends without her consent.
    The model, 22, said she was “disgusted” to learn he had allegedly sent snaps of her “tied up” to his pal.

    Armie Hammer’s ex, Paige Lorenze (seen with his mother), accused him of sending nude photos of her to his friendsCredit: Splash News

    Armie was accused earlier this month of sending disturbing messages about cannibalism, rape fantasies, having “slaves” and “drinking blood” as a number of women came forward. The actor has denied the allegations.
    And on Sunday, Paige – who alleged that they had a four-month relationship late last year – made further claims against the disgraced star.
    Paige tweeted: “AH sharing photos of me I didn’t even know existed with people online, without my permission or knowledge.
    “Disgusting, violating and quite frankly unacceptable.”

    She called his alleged actions ‘disgusting’Credit: Twitter

    One screenshot allegedly showed Armie’s conversation with a friend Credit: Twitter

    The friend then appeared to discuss their alleged exchange with someone else Credit: Twitter
    Alongside the tweet, she posted a screenshot of an alleged conversation between Armie and his friend.
    The friend said: “Ah man, that was a quick one, she is hot! Do you have to be famous famous for this Raya thing.”
    Armie then allegedly sent a photo, to which the friend asked, “Same girl?” and the actor appeared to confirm: “Same girl.”
    He then allegedly said: “That was just the one [knot]. I ended up using more ropes throughout the night.”

    Paige previously claimed Armie carved an A into her skin Credit: Instagram

    She also accused him of having mannequins in his basement to practice tying up women onCredit: Instagram
    The pal said: “RIP. She cool now? Taken the casual thing well?” to which Armie allegedly replied: “She ended up not liking it.”
    The friend later discussed their reported conversation with someone else, saying: “I feel terrible about my casual response to him sending me nudes of people. But I can see that now.”
    The pal claimed they’d been sent a picture of Paige “tied up” and her “stood in front of a mirror”, before adding: “Then some others from when he signed up to Raya [celebrity dating app].”
    The Sun has reached out to Armie’s rep for comment.

    Another of Armie’s exes claimed he sent her this messageCredit: Instagram
    Paige spoke exclusively to The Sun over the weekend about how Armie allegedly kept mannequins in his basement to practice tying up women and talked about wanting to strangle his dog.
    She claims he was obsessed with “meat, bones and veins,” and wanted her to be proud of the bruises she sustained as a result.
    “He told me that he had mannequins in his basement in his family home that Elizabeth and him were living at to practice rope tying on,” Paige told The Sun.
    “It creeped me out, honestly. It was really strange. I’d never even heard of anything like that before.”

    The disgraced actor is in the middle of divorcing Elizabeth Chambers Credit: Getty Images
    “I’m not trying to kink shame at all. But I think that dangerous men [sometimes] use this as like a smoke screen for abusing and hurting women for their own sexual pleasure.
    “I am holding him accountable and I think he knows that he’s caused a lot of women pain, even if he doesn’t want to admit it right now. And there is power in numbers.”
    She added: “I think that this [situation] is terrible, it’s so unfair on his children and I think everyone is just so disgusted and shocked.”
    Paige also claims the 6ft 5in actor would talk about strangling his own pet dog during bursts of anger, although she says she never saw him do it.

    They are fighting for custody of their two young childrenCredit: Instagram
    Hammer has often been seen walking his adorable pet pooch, Archie, a Welsh Terrier, near his $5million Hancock Park home in Los Angeles – which is now up for sale.
    “He would get angry at his dog and say like, I’m going to kill this dog, I would have strangled him if you weren’t here,” Paige claimed to The Sun.
    She says she brushed it off as a joke, but the star allegedly loved to inflict pain on her and would often wrap his hands around her throat, bite and squeeze her during sex.
    Paige claims he was into ‘knife play’ and carved the letter ‘A’ into her skin above her pubic bone before licking the bloody wound and “bragging” about it to his friends.

    Armie called the allegations against him ‘vicious attacks’ Credit: Getty – Contributor
    She claimed he also fantasized about having sex with a “limp body” and their brief romance has left her “sick to the stomach.”
    Following these accusations, an attorney for Mr. Hammer told The Sun: “These assertions about Mr. Hammer are patently untrue. Any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory.
    “The stories being perpetuated in the media are a misguided attempt to present a one-sided narrative with the goal of tarnishing Mr. Hammer’s reputation, and communications from the individuals involved prove that.”
    Paige, who says Armie first reached out via Instagram, previously claimed he went as far as to ask her to find a doctor to remove her ribs so he could eat them.

    Elizabeth is ‘going through hell’ amid the scandal Credit: AP:Associated Press
    Paige told The Sun: “I didn’t think he was being serious, but the end of our relationship, it definitely seemed like he was being really serious about it.
    a”And then of course, when the other woman came out, it really drove home to me that this is reccurring behavior and this is dangerous and scary.
    Armie is currently holed up in the Cayman Islands as his divorce from ex, Elizabeth Chambers, goes through the courts in LA and they battle for custody of their two young children.
    A number of Armie’s exes have com forward with claims about the actor since the scandal broke earlier this month.

    The 34-year-old has been accused of sending disturbing messages about cannibalism and rape fantasies Credit: Getty Images – Getty
    Courtney Vucekovich alleged that he told her he wanted to “break and eat her ribs.”
    She told the DailyMail: “He was really into saying he wants to break one of your ribs and eat it. Like barbecue it and eat it. In terms of the BDSM stuff, he made that pretty clear that it is something he is interested in very early on in the relationship and he referenced breaking my ribs often.”
    Courtney alleged that she felt as if she had been groomed by the actor and needed to undertake a 30-day intensive course of therapy for trauma and PTSD to deal with the repercussions after their breakup in early October.
    He has been investigated by police for posting a video of a lingerie-clad woman on all fours in his Cayman Island hotel room.
    The images, which were leaked from his private Instagram account, showed the actor refer to the person in underwear as “Miss Cayman”.

    Armie finally broke his silence last week to call the allegations a “vicious online attack” against him.
    In his statement, he also revealed that he’d been ousted from playing the love interest in Jennifer Lopez’s new rom-com Shotgun Wedding.
    He told TMZ: “I’m not responding to these bulls**t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me. I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.”
    “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that,” he added.

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    Gogglebox’s Amy Tapper says ‘f**k you’ to ‘vile’ online trolls as she admits she could easily ‘cry her eyes out’

    GOGGLEBOX’S Amy Tapper has said ‘f**k you’ to ‘vile’ online trolls as she admits she could easily ‘cry her eyes out.’
    The reality TV star has lost an incredible 3 stone at her own pace and was fed up of negative comments from haters.

    Amy spoke out against trollsCredit: Instagram

    Amy took to her Instastories to give mean followers who had slammed her on TikTok a dressing down.
    The Celebs Go Dating star, 21, explained she hardly went on TikTok except to post the odd video.
    She said: “I’ve just read through my comments and people are vile. They are horrible.
    “I mean, thank God I’ve got a strong **** mind because let me tell you, if this was someone else, oh my God they would be crying their eyes out right now. You’re all, on TikTok, vile. ”

    She could not believe what she read on TikTokCredit: Instagram

    Amy has lost an impressive 3 stone

    The star was very upbeat about the abuse, but said other people would be in tears over itCredit: Instagram
    She signed off with a smile: “But thanks for everyone else for the love.”
    It’s not the first time she has stood up to online bullies.
    She has slammed followers for their “backhanded compliments” after she was cruelly told she has more weight to lose after shedding three stone.
    Amy has been documenting her impressive transformation on social media, overhauling her image with a healthy diet and exercise.

    Amy was not impressed with the back handed compliments
    She proudly took to her Instagram page earlier this month to share a new before and after photo to highlight her trimmer figure.
    Amy captioned the post: “New Year New Goals! I’ve been on my health and weight loss journey for a while now and despite lockdown I’m feeling the best I’ve felt physically in ages so just wanted to share a recent pic against one of my before photos from last year!”
    But she was taken aback by some of the comments the photo received, admitting that fans’ well-meaning words may not have come across as they intended.
    Posting on her story, she wrote: “The worst thing is backhanded compliments. Like, compliment someone if you’re gonna compliment them.

    Amy has kept fans up to date with her incredible weight loss journey

    “Don’t be like: ‘Well done, another three stone to go’ because when you think about it, that’s more of an insult than a compliment.
    “Especially if you don’t actually personally know me.”
    She defiantly went on to add: “Excuse the rant, I love all of you and your comments and support but unfortunately it’s ones like that that stick out.
    “My page is for positivity, love, and joy. Those comments will simply just be deleted.

    Amy shot to fame on Gogglebox

    She became a household name starring with her family in the show

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    Mark Wright reveals he ‘hated his life’ after watching it on Towie and wanted to quit after being portrayed as a ‘donut’

    MARK Wright has revealed he “hated his life” when he watched his very first episode of The Only Way Is Essex.
    The former reality star, 34, also admitted he was keen to make a quick exit from the show to further his career after being portrayed as a “bit of a donut”.

    Mark Wright said he was a ‘donut’ on TowieCredit: Rex Features

    Speaking on The Harry Redknapp Show podcast to ex footy manager Harry and co-host Dodge Woodall, Mark said: “We started filming it and then the first episode went out, and I remember they filmed us watching, actually you can watch it back because they were going to put it as part of the episode.
    “I watched it back and I hated my life, because I’ve come from football, East End family, and then it was half of the kind of crew going ‘Shut up!’ and all this, and I’m watching me being part of it.”
    Mark starred in the first three series of the ITVBe show in 2010 and 2011. Despite his initial pained reaction, Mark insisted it soon won him round and he looks back on it fondly.
    He continued: “By the way I’m not ashamed of it. I absolutely loved it, but the first episode I watched I was like ‘what have I done’.

    He spoke to Harry Redknapp and Dodge Woodall on The Harry Redknapp Show

    Mark is now a Hear Radio presenterCredit: Instagram
    “I kind of sunk into the chair and I think I said to the camera crew ‘you’ve got to leave my house. I need a couple of days to figure out what I want to do.’ Then once I relaxed and realised what it was, and it was a bit of tongue in cheek and a bit of fun, it kind of blew up from there.”
    Out of dozens and dozens of cast members over the years, Mark has been one of the show’s biggest success stories.
    He used it as a springboard to land a spot on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in which he finished as runner-up in 2012 to McFly’s Dougie Poynter.
    From there he went on to become a regular player in star-studded charity football match Soccer Aid and co-hosted American entertainment series Extra, interviewing A-listers such as Kim Kardashian to Jamie Foxx.

    He also runs his own fitness appCredit: Instagram

    Mark was one of the original Towie starsCredit: Rex Features
    Along the way he struck up a relationship with his wife Michelle Keegan, and the pair have grown into a multi-millionaire bona fide power couple.
    When Mark’s football career faltered in his late teens and Towie took off, a media career was always in his sights.
    He continued: “Straight away I said in my head, right, how am I going to turn this into something bigger and I knew I needed to leave quickly and do the jungle to show the real me, because I was a bit of a donut on that show, I wanted to just go straight into TV presenting. And that’s kind of what I did you know.”

    The Heart Radio host recently made his professional football debut for Crawley Town in the FA Cup, coming on in the dying minutes of their clash with Leeds United.
    And such is his ability, former Spurs boss Harry told him he could have easily been a Championship player.
    He said: “I see you playing, and I don’t see any way really that you shouldn’t have made it and I mean that. You’ve got a left foot like a magic wand, and you’re a really good player.
    “I came back from the first time I saw you and I said he could play in the Championship no problem.”
    The Harry Redknapp Show podcast with Mark Wright is out Tuesday 26/01 available on Spotify, Apple Music, Global Player and Amazon Prime, with new episodes every Tuesday

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