Why Mark’s com­ing home

The Ex­tra TV star will make MORE trips to wife Michelle’s home­town

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Fam­ily means ev­ery­thing to Mark Wright, from sup­port­ing wife Michelle Kee­gan in film­ing BBC1 drama Our Girl overseas to fol­low­ing his younger brother Josh’s foot­ball ca­reer. And last week, Mark, who’s spent the past nine months based in Los An­ge­les as co-host of US TV show Ex­tra, dropped the big­gest hint yet he is set to spend more time back in Blighty, stay­ing in his wife’s home­town of Manch­ester.

And it’s not only so he can see more of Michelle. Mark, 31, tweeted, ‘The bro mov­ing to Manch­ester, means il be mak­ing many trips to see him play at Brad­ford. @Vel­vetmcr looks like il be see­ing you a lot. The fam­ily loved the ho­tel last week. Thank you again [sic].’ Mark’s an­nounce­ment comes as it’s re­ported Josh, 28, is set to sign a two-year deal to play mid­field for Brad­ford City.

Mean­while, Mark and Michelle’s work sched­ules have meant they’ve spent most of their mar­ried life – since they tied the knot in 2015 – in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. De­spite spec­u­la­tion over whether the ac­tress would leave their Es­sex home to join Mark in the US, Michelle has made no se­cret of her love for Manch­ester.

Last week she said, ‘Manch­ester – I love it. If I haven’t been there for a few weeks, I start to feel home­sick. I love the vibe of the city. You can’t beat home.’ And the chances of her seek­ing a film role in Hol­ly­wood seem slight. When asked if she had to choose be­tween star­ring in only TV shows or big Hol­ly­wood movies for the rest of her ca­reer, she replied, ‘I’m go­ing to say TV be­cause I don’t want to be greedy and I haven’t ex­pe­ri­enced movies. And TV’S mas­sive now.’

Mark’s prom­ise to spend more time in Manch­ester means she’ll have her favourite things – hus­band, fam­ily and friends – in one place. If she can prise him away from the boys... Mark, who made another im­pres­sive ap­pear­ance play­ing for Soc­cer Aid’s Eng­land team ear­lier this month, ‘al­ways dreamt of be­com­ing a pro­fes­sional foot­baller’, but gave up the sport at the semi-pro­fes­sional level and went on to join re­al­ity TV show TOWIE. So it comes as no sur­prise he’s keen to watch his sib­ling fol­low his own foot­ball ca­reer. It would also give Mark more time to hang out with his fel­low foot­ball-play­ing pal Olly

‘I love the vibe of the city’

Murs on home turf.

It seems even fans are ex­cited about Mark and Michelle be­ing back to­gether. One fan wrote, ‘Don’t for­get to bring your mis­sus!’ Another said, ‘Please bring your wife to some games – my hubby been try­ing to get me to more Brad­ford matches – with the chance to see you and Michelle I might do,’ and a third added, ‘Get Mark signed on to play as well!’

Mark is re­port­edly yet to re­new his con­tract at Ex­tra this Septem­ber. And with him mak­ing the most of re­cent cel­e­bra­tions in Ma­jorca for Josh’s wed­ding, where he looked broody bond­ing with nephew Bernie, will he and Michelle fi­nally unite in one place and start a fam­ily?

Turn the page for more on Mark and Michelle’s long-dis­tance re­la­tion­ship

Michelle’s a home­body

Mark with his mate Olly Murs

Josh (cen­tre) with Mark (right) on his stag night in May Bond­ing with Bernie

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