Mark Wright's Take Me Out fling
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 January 2013
Mark Wright had a secret fling with Natalie Hawker, one of the contestants who appeared on 'Take Me Out' and the dating show's ITV2 spinoff 'The Gossip' which he co-hosts
Mark Wright had a secret fling with a 'Take Me Out' contestant.
The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star pretended he didn't know Natalie Hawker when she appeared on the dating show's ITV2 spinoff 'The Gossip' - which he co-hosts - even though he had been sleeping with her for nine months.
Natalie told The Sun newspaper: "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."
Natalie claims she first slept with Mark in February last year while he was with his ex - fellow 'TOWIE' star Lauren Goodger - and warned his current girlfriend, 'Coronation Street' actress Michelle Keegan, he would "use" her.
She said: "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.
"But Michelle should know what he is like and how he thinks. She probably thinks Mark is as sweet as I did. The truth is he is a cheat who uses women to get what he wants then runs a mile."
A spokesperson for 'Take Me Out' said they were aware Wright and Natalie knew each other, but not that they'd had an intimate relationship. Mark has yet to comment on Natalie's claims.