Jess: ‘We were all in bits when Mark left’

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She rose to fame along­side her brother Mark on TOWIE – and Jess Wright re­veals she was dev­as­tated to see him head off to start his new life in LA for a pre­sent­ing job on US show Ex­tra. Speak­ing to Closer at the TV Choice Awards, Jess, 31, says: “Say­ing good­bye at the air­port was so hard. My mum was in ab­so­lute bits – we all were re­ally. It’s a big step – he’s leav­ing home, his fam­ily and his friends.”

And Mark’s cousin El­liott, 35, who also starred in TOWIE – and is cur­rently film­ing his lat­est TV show El­liott Wright: The Wedding, which doc­u­ments the build-up to his big day – also con­grat­u­lated Mark on his new ad­ven­ture and in­sisted he and wife Michelle Kee­gan would make things work.

He says: “An op­por­tu­nity like this doesn’t come around of­ten so he’s just got to grab it. It’s only a year – he might stay, he might come back – who knows.

“Mark and Michelle have done it be­fore – Michelle’s been away for ages and Mark’s been trav­el­ling. Every­one makes a big thing about it, but at the end of the day, work is work. Good luck to them – Michelle’s do­ing her thing and I’m proud of them.”

Mark’s fam­ily said good­bye to him at the air­port

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