Mark Wright talks about 'pressure' of starting a family with Michelle Keegan

Chloe Best

Mark Wright has only been married to Michelle Keegan for less than a year, but he has admitted they are already getting "pressure" to start a family. The Take Me Out: The Gossip star said his mum Carol wants to become a grandmother, so they'll give it "another year or two" before having children.

Speaking during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday, Mark said: "It's hard work with the pressure of having babies."

CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY

Mark Wright said he and Michelle Keegan are feeling the "pressure" to have children

An added pressure comes from the presumption that the attractive couple will welcome beautiful children together.

"We're going to give birth to an ugly duckling and let everyone down," Mark joked, adding that his family are keen for him and Michelle to have a child.

"Aunty Debbie is the first of the sisters to become a grandmother and she tells my mum every day that being a grandmother is so much better than being a mum," he said. "So now, my mum's on our case. Hurry up and make it happen, I want to be a nan."

Happy birthday to my other half. ❤️ @wrighty_ xxx

A photo posted by michkeegan (@michkeegan) on

The couple married in May 2015

He added: "I think we've got another year or two of her nagging and we'll just have to do it. When she gives birth there will be 300 Wrights around her."

For now the couple are focusing on their work, and Michelle will soon be travelling to South Africa to begin shooting her role in BBC drama Our Girl. However Mark is intent on spending as much time with her wife as possible over the next few months.

"FaceTime saves a lot of agg," he said. "Everyone makes a big deal out of her moving away but I'll be joining her out there later in the run."

The couple have also recently enjoyed a skiing holiday together with a big group of friends and family, which Michelle described as a "great getaway" in her weekly blog for HELLO! Online.

More on: