‘Sadie wants six kids!’
As he prepares to tie the knot with Sadie Stuart, 25, we get 36-year-old Elliott Wright’s take on having more kids, picking a wedding destination and what REALLY went down between Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger in Sheesh…
HI, ELLIOTT! YOU QUIT TOWIE IN 2015 – DO YOU EVER MISS IT?
I miss the people, but I don’t miss the agg, because I hated it. I wouldn’t rule out a cameo, though. I was great friends with Gemma Collins and James Argent for years before
TOWIE, so it’s nice to see them whenever they pop over to Spain [where Elliott lives].
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT LAUREN GOODGER SAYING MARK WRIGHT [ELLIOTT’S COUSIN] HAD HER REMOVED FROM SHEESH RESTAURANT?
I don’t know much about it. I’ve known Lauren since she was a kid, so I’ll always say hello when I see her. I don’t know if there’s been a misreading between the lines.
DO YOU EVER TALK TO YOUR EX, CHLOE SIMS?
No, I haven’t spoken to her in a while. I bumped into her at a TV awards show a few years ago. We’re on civil terms.
HOW’S ARG DOING SINCE LEAVING REHAB?
James is doing really well. The first time he left rehab, he wasn’t really prepared to come out. This time, you can tell he’s different. He’s a really lovely person to spend time with now, whereas before, he could be a bit problematic.
LAST YEAR, YOU GOT ENGAGED TO SADIE. CONGRATS! WHEN’S THE WEDDING?
Thank you! It’s in October.
YOU SAID RECENTLY THAT IT’S GOING TO BE A TRUE ‘WRIGHT WEDDING’ – WHAT DID YOU MEAN?
We’re known for our big family parties – they usually go down well, and everyone gets up and gets involved. I don’t want a stuffy wedding. That’s why I built my restaurant, Olivia’s, in Spain – because we know how to throw a party!
WILL YOUR WEDDING OUTDO MARK WRIGHT AND MICHELLE KEEGAN’S?
I don’t think you could ever say you’re looking to outdo someone’s wedding! Mark and Michelle’s wedding was lovely, and I hope mine is, too.
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE BETWEEN GETTING MARRIED IN ESSEX OR MARBELLA?
Sadie and I have debated this a lot! I can’t tell you where the wedding will be yet, but you’ll find out on my new show. I wanted to do it at Olivia’s, but Sadie wanted to marry in England. We’ve got more than 250 people coming, which will be difficult to accommodate.
WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU AND SADIE DISAGREED ON?
Anyone who’s married knows you debate non-stop! We’ve also debated whether she’ll take my last name. We’re both traditional people, but she wants to keep her own name. We’ll see how that pans out!
HOW ARE YOUR CHILDREN, ELLIOTT JR [NINE] AND OLIVIA [EIGHT], FEELING ABOUT THE WEDDING?
They’re really excited! We’ve given them special roles. The kids love Sadie. If they didn’t approve, it would definitely put me off getting married.
ARE YOU GOING TO TRY FOR KIDS TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE?
We’d definitely love to. If it were up to Sadie, we couldn’t have a big enough house – she wants six! I don’t mind, though – I love kids.
Elliott’s ITVBe show, following the lead-up to his wedding, will be on our screens in autumn
Elliott’s fiancée has the full approval of his kids, Olivia and Elliott Jr Their reality TV show will follow them as they plan their wedding
The loved-up pair got engaged after 10 months of dating Instagram/@elliottwright_
Will their nuptials top Mark and Michelle’s fairy-tale do?