Mark Wright admires chauvinism

'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mark Wright ''idolises'' his chauvinistic grandfather, but admits his sexist attitude is put on for TV cameras

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Mark Wright and his fiancee Lauren Goodger

Mark Wright and his fiancee Lauren Goodger

'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."

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