Mark Wright has described presenting This Morning as one of the highlights of his career, ahead of his second stint on the ITV daytime show.
The former TOWIE star - who is set to co-host with Rochelle Humes on 5 July, having worked with Mollie King last year - said: “When I presented the show the first time, out of anything I’ve ever done that was probably, in my head and in my heart, one of my biggest achievements.
“Just because it is a show I’ve watched all my life, it’s so iconic in my household and I just remember - I think other people have said this too - when the music came on at the top [of the show] I was like ‘What? That’s me on that couch!’
“When I watched it back, when I saw a clip after, I was thinking ‘That’s me! On what I watch everyday with Phil and Holly’,” the 32-year-old continued. “It was quite a surreal moment and so I am buzzing to be doing it again.”
While he’s eager to get back into the studio, Wright wouldn’t be so keen to follow in Humes and her husband Marvin’s footsteps, and present with his other half Michelle Keegan anytime soon.
“You can never say never, but definitely not in the near future,” he replied candidly when asked whether he want to co-host alongside the former Coronation Street star.
“We like to keep work separate. We’ve obviously had stuff thrown at us before, but our relationship is our relationship and our work is our work. We like to have our work, go and do different things and then have a normal relationship, but you never know.”
Something else he would rather not do right now is move back to Los Angeles, where he lived in 2017 while pursuing a presenting career over in the states.
“I’d like to work in LA and do stuff in LA for work, but I don’t think I’d like to live there again,” he confessed. “I love living in England. I just miss it.
“The charm about the country, my friends and my family, I’m so true to my roots. I don’t think I’d ever want to live there permanently. I’d go for a stint, like I did this time for sure, but not emigrate.
Mark Wright is hosting This Morning alongside Rochelle Humes tomorrow from 10.30am.