Michelle Keegan turned Mark Wright into drag queen for new show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 February 2014
Mark Wright in drag

Mark Wright in drag

Michelle Keegan persuaded her fiancé Mark Wright to dress up as a drag queen for his new globe-trotting reality show 'Party Wright Around the World'

Michelle Keegan talked Mark Wright into becoming a drag queen.

The 'Coronation Street' star - who plays barmaid Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap - persuaded her fiancé to dress up as a woman for his new reality TV show 'Party Wright Around the World'.

In the new series, the former 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk travels around the globe and attempts to organise wild parties for groups of friends.

However, in the opening episode, the 27-year-old star is knocked out of his comfort zone when he lands in Miami, Florida, and stays with two gay friends who try to get him to dress up for a cabaret show.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I tried to get out of it. I spoke to the producer and someone at ITV. But they all wanted me to do it.

"So I said I wanted to speak to Michelle. I honestly thought she would tell me not to do it but she just laughed!

"I'm glad I did it. I had the biggest hair, the biggest lips. I looked like Lily Savage."

Despite admitting he enjoyed exploring his inner femininity, Mark insists he would never do it again.

He said: "Will I do it again? No way. That was a one-take wonder!"

'Party Wright Around the World' hits screens tomorrow (26.02.14) at 9pm on ITV2.

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