Mark Wright quits presenting job after two years

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From Digital Spy

Former TOWIE person Mark Wright has announced that he's leaving kids' TV series The Dengineers.

Mark, who has been presenting the CBBC show with Lauren Layfield since 2015, wrote on Twitter: "After an extremely hard decision. I have decided to leave the show THE DENGINEERS I have been hosting for the last 2 years.

"I had such an amazing time doing this show and met so many amazing people on my journey. Thanks to everyone @Cbbc for this incredible opportunity.

"Il [sic] continue watching the show I am so proud of, a show I loved doing and a show I will never forget. @cbbc let's hope it wins more awards."

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Picking up where Mark left off is new host Joe Tracini, who's best known for playing Dennis Savage in Hollyoaks between 2011 and 2014.

"I'm over the moon to be joining the Dengineers team," said Joe. "I'm excited about travelling the country, meeting the deserving kids and their families and building some amazing dens."

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The Dengineers, which aired its second series on CBBC last year, is a children's makeover show in which a team of designers and engineers create luxury dens for youngsters.

Last year, it was reported that Wrighty was taking the show across the pond, with the series inking a deal to air in the US on Discovery Family.

In less child-friendly news, Mark has revealed he's so unbothered by his wife Michelle Keegan's on-screen sex scenes that he's been giving her tips on how to improve them.

"I actually give her tips and say things like ,'Why didn't you close your eyes – that would look more real.'"

He can next be seen on Take Me Out: The Gossip, which returns to ITV2 later this month.

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