Mark Wright upset by TOWIE portrayal
Mark Wright begged 'The Only Way Is Essex' producers to tone down his ladies' man image and is relieved to have left the show so he can show people his real personality
Mark Wright says 'The Only Way Is Essex' reduced him to tears.
The 24-year-old star - who had an on/off 10-year relationship wit Lauren Goodger and also dated co-stars Sam Faiers and Lucy Mecklenburgh - begged programme producers to tone down his ladies' man image as the way he was depicted in the show upset him and his family so much.
He said: "I am so grateful to 'TOWIE' for putting me where I am today, but I did get upset a lot over the way I was portrayed.
"My family and friends and my sister Jessica would get upset too. I had several discussions with producers about it."
Mark - who quit the scripted reality show to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' - says he is glad o have left 'TOWIE' so he can finally show himself as he really is.
He added in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "I was on a TV show where they exaggerated people's personalities and choose one side of you that they want you to be.
"My storyline was to be a bit of a ladies' man. But that is just one side of me, an exaggerated version of me.
"That is one reason why I am glad to leave 'TOWIE' as I don't have to be that person I don't like being any more."