Mark Wright 'Dated Take Me Out Contestant'
Ex-TOWIE star embarrassed when old flame showed up on new show...
The former The Only Way Is Essex star was apparently left red-faced when old flame Natasha Hawker arrived on the set of the hit ITV show, and he had to interview her for its spin-off programme.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she claimed that she got involved with Wright last February after they met in her home town of Bristol.
But after things fizzled out and she applied to appear on the show, she claims he urged her to keep quiet about their history.
She said: "He was scared. It was ridiculous. He would be introduced to me by the crew as a stranger when the fact was I had already ripped his pants off.
"The first time he even knew I was on the show was when we met on set. I didn't say anything and neither did he. But for three episodes of The Gossip he interviewed me like we were strangers. Afterwards he would text me begging me not to say a word.
"He said his producers had grilled him about whether or not we had slept together. He said he'd told them 'No' and I'd have to do the same."
And she didn't have many kind words for the Essex boy, claiming he was only after "one thing".
"I must have been mad thinking he would want a normal relationship. He loves himself and the idea of fame, so being with a soap star will suit him for now."
Mark is currently romancing Michelle Keegan.