Judging by his antics on TOWIE and Party Wright Around the World, we would have laughed at the mere suggestion of Mark Wright fronting a children’s programme.
Which is why we are completely surprised to hear that the reality star has landed a presenting job on BBC’s children’s channel, CBeebies.
Mark is set to front a kind of kids’ DIY show called Dengineers which will see him helping children to build their own dens, alongside fellow presenter Lauren Layfield.
After news of his new gig broke earlier today, Mark took to his social media channels to share his excitement over his upcoming role.
“Congratulations [Lauren Layfield] I’m looking forward to working with you!! Now let’s go and make some children’s dreams come true,” wrote the star.
— Mark Wright (@MarkWright_) April 11, 2015
Commenting on the BBC’s decision to hire Mark to front the show, a source told the Mirror: “Mark is still a big name in TV, even if those formats [from his previous shows] didn’t really work. He has always wanted to be a kids’ TV presenter. He starts filming next month and can’t wait.”
This certainly is an exciting time for Mark, who is also set to wed girlfriend Michelle Keegan in the coming weeks.