'Old fogey' Mark Wright

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'Old fogey' Mark Wright

Mark Wright has become an "old fogey" since marrying Michelle Keegan.

The former 'Only Way Is Essex' star admits he has "changed" since he tied the knot with the former 'Coronation Street' beauty and prefers to stay in at night now.

He said: "I have changed. Getting married has settled me down. Now I love sitting at home. I used to be such a going-out person, but I've noticed a transition in the last four years, going from a boy to a man. I've really noticed my changes and my outlook on life.

"When I was young, I was a lad, I'd get drunk three times a week. Now I'm a lot more thoughtful, I take life a little bit more seriously. I'm an old fogey ... We don't even go to London for dinner much anymore. We used to all the time. Staying in for us is like a night out, we love it. What are we going to have for dinner, what are we going to watch on the telly, what DVD are we going to watch?"

The 29-year-old television presenter also revealed the secret to his successful marriage to Michelle, 28, is keeping their work life separate.

He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "With TOWIE, I was always careful about what I gave away. Michelle and I don't do telly together. We like to keep things separate.

"We're both aware that we're not at the peak of our career. We're on the rise. While we're trying to make it to where we want to be, we want to do it on our own. I want to get credit for getting a prime-time high-rating TV show without it being because I'm with Michelle. My career's so important to me. If we work together as well it's too much."