Mark Wright lands CBBC presenting role

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Having risen to fame on The Only Way is Essex, hit the radio waves on Heart FM and showed off his moves on the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor, Mark Wright is now turning his hand to presenting a new children's TV show. On Saturday morning it was announced that Michelle Keegan's fiancé will front a programme on the BBC's children's channel CBBC.

Keen to lets his fans know about the new position, Mark re-tweeted a post by the BBC press office reading: "#SCD 2014 finalist @MarkWright_ to present new CBBC series The Dengineers alongside CBBC vlogger @hellolayfield."

Mark's new co-presenter Lauren Layfield also couldn't wait to share the news, tweeting: "Its true, me and @MarkWright_ will be filming epic new kids show 'The Dengineers' this summer. Cannot WAIT to get started."

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Mark will start working on the show this summer



According to the BBC, The Dengineers will be a makeover show "creating dream dens for lucky recipients".

"Over the series, the duo will surprise 10 kids with the news that they have been selected for The Dengineers," read a statement from the channel. "With the help of expert designers and builders and the youngsters themselves, the Dengineers team will then construct an extraordinary den, either completely from scratch or by transforming an existing space in the home, like a cellar or attic."

Enthusiastic Mark, 28, can't wait to get going on the Salford-based project.

"I'm delighted to be fronting this show," he said. "I loved nothing more than making dens with my brother and sisters when I was younger and I can't wait to see what kids we meet and what dens we produce for them.

"I think my 10-year-old self might be pretty jealous!" he added.

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Mark and his bride-to-be Michelle will both be based in Salford for their new projects



Mark's new job coincides with his wife-to-be Michelle's new film role which is also based in the Greater Manchester city of Salford.

"I'm so excited about this," wrote the former Coronation Street star in her exclusive HELLO! Online blog. "I started my new role, it's a brutal comedy drama film called Strangeways Here We Come.

"I play a character called Demi, who is totally different to the characters I’ve played," she explained. "She has many insecurities as a young girl on the estate she’s from (in Salford) and is quite an anxious, fragile and introverted character."