Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan in pictures: How the Essex charmer finally found his Mrs Wright

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Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan in pictures: How the Essex charmer finally found his Mrs Wright

The 26-year-old – who has been voted soap's sexiest female for five consecutive years – was soon introduced to the family.

His mother's verdict on her son's girlfriend?

"They just seem very happy together, and have a good laugh." She added: "I hope we see a lot more of her. In fact, I'd be more than happy to make her a permanent addition to the Wright family!"