Mark Wright admires chauvinism
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 May 2011
'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright ''idolises'' his chauvinistic grandfather, but admits his sexist attitude is put on for TV cameras
'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright "idolises" his chauvinistic grandfather.
The 24-year-old hunk - who is engaged to co-star and on-off girlfriend of 10 years Lauren Goodger - explained while he does put on his bad boy act for the ITV2 reality series, he can be a bit sexist from time to time.
He said: "It's me playing up it a bit. I idolise my granddad who is chauvinistic because he's from the olden days. I'm like, 'Grandad, it's two thousand and whatever, not the 60s."
After fiance Lauren recently lost a stone in weight following Mark's cruel jibes on the show about her "getting too comfortable", the reformed womaniser admitted he would rather the 24-year-old fashion assistant "looks rubbish" so other men don't try their luck with her.
He added to new! magazine: "I love her for what she is. She was at her biggest when I got back with her, so I obviously don't care that much.
"I'd probably rather she look rubbish so other boys don't look at her."