TOWIE’s Mark Wright scores a new date with ITV2

The Essex boy's jungle exploits pay off as Wright's signed up to present Take Me Out: The Gossip

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It looks like spending three weeks in the jungle dodging creepy-crawlies and half starving has paid off for Mark Wright as he’s already landed himself a new job.  

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The 24 year old, who earlier this month was narrowly beaten by McFly bassist Dougie Poynter to the I’m a Celebrity 2011 crown, is to host a new ITV2 spin-off to popular dating format Take Me Out.

Take Me Out: The Gossip will air immediately after the main show when it returns in January, and promises viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the production and the contestants.  Wright will be joined by co-presenter Zoe Hardman, who has previously appeared on This Morning and Reelkandi.

Paddy McGuinness will continue to present the main ITV1 show. 

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Mark said: “I’m so excited to be co-presenting Take Me Out: The Gossip. I’ve always been a huge fan of the series and I’m looking forward to finding out what the couples really think about each other after their dates and what goes on once the cameras are switched off.”