Mark Wright: Michelle Keegan made me a man
Mark Wright claims it wasn't until he met his fiancee Michelle Keegan that he became a man and left his party boy lifestyle behind him
Mark Wright became a man wen he met Michelle Keegan.
The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star has confessed that although he always knew he wanted to fall in love, get married and have children, it wasn't until he met his fiancée that he decided to put his womanising ways behind him.
He explained: "I was only 23 when I did TOWIE and a bit of a party boy. I was still growing up. I would sleep in late and go out at night.
"But I always wanted to grow up and marry a woman that I love and respect then have kids.
"That chapter of my life is beginning. I guess I'm a man now."
However, the 27-year-old star - who was previously engaged to former co-star and on-off girlfriend of ten years Lauren Goodger - admits his hectic 'Strictly Come Dancing' training schedule means he hasn't been seeing as much of his wife-to-be as he'd like.
He told The Sun newspaper: "It's been so great living together but then Strictly started and everything went crazy.
"We've been taken away from each other a little bit.
"But Strictly is finishing at Christmas, as is the TV drama she's working on, so we're going to take January off, relax and get ready for next year's wedding."
Meanwhile, Mark and his professional dance partner Karen Hauer are set to perform the Samba to 'That's The Way I Like It' by KC and the Sunshine Band on tonight's show.