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Mark Wright to host sport show for BBC

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Mark Wright to host sport show for BBC

Mark Wright is to front a sports entertainment show for the BBC.

The former 'Only Way is Essex' star - who came fourth on the last series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' - is in talks with the network to front a show similar to Sky 1's 'A League of their Own' and is excited about the venture.

A source said: "He loves sport so a sports entertainment programme would be right up his street.

"The details are yet to be ironed out but he has been in talks and if both parties agree, it will get the green light."

After leaving 'TOWIE', Mark competed on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' and his popularity on the show saw ITV bosses give him his own reality show, 'Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights', before he moved into presenting as the co-host of 'Take Me Out' spin-off 'The Gossip'.

However, he doesn't have an exclusivity deal with the network, leaving him free to speak to the BBC about other ventures.

The source told The Sun newspaper: "ITV have always looked after him. But he is not under an exclusivity contract, so he is free to talk to who he wants. The BBC have admired him for a long time and have been trying to come up with a format to attract him.

"Mark will always be grateful to ITV but this could be an amazing opportunity for him. It's great for him to know he is in such demand."

As well as his busy work commitments, the 28-year-old star is also preparing to marry Michelle Keegan later this month.