Mario Falcone: Mark is not the king of TOWIE

Mario Falcone doesn't think Mark Wright has ''big shoes to fill'' on 'The Only Way Is Essex'

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Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone at the Urban Music Awards

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone at the Urban Music Awards

Mario Falcone doesn't think Mark Wright has "big shoes to fill" on 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

The hunk - who joined the cast of the ITV2 reality show at the start of the third series - admitted he isn't threatened by his love rival, as he doesn't see Mark as the "king" of 'TOWIE'.

Mario told BANG Showbiz: "I didn't realise that there was a king of 'TOWIE'. I thought that I was kind of just turning up two series too late.

"Mark doesn't really have big shoes to fill."

However, Mario - who has openly banned girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh from speaking to Mark, who she briefly dated during the first series of 'TOWIE' - explained seeing the 24-year-old hunk walk in on the brunette beauty trying on skimpy underwear on Sunday night's (02.10.11) show was "unfortunate".

Speaking at the 9th annual Urban Music Awards (UMAs), which took place on Monday night (03.10.11) in London, Mario added: "It was unfortunate, but he didn't know that she was going to be in there.

"If he does pursue something with Lucy, obviously I'll go after him. It goes without saying."

Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and Wretch 32 were among stars who took home trophies from the UMAs, while hip hop star Mann performed his hit 'Buzzin'.

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