Mark Wright couldn't wait to board his plane to South Africa and who can blame him? The TOWIE star has spent weeks away from his wife Michelle Keegan as she films her new drama Our Girl, but they will be finally reunited this week.
Mark is heading to see Michelle in South Africa
The 29-year-old shared a very excited photo of him at the airport giving a thumbs up. "Im on my way.... How Iv been waiting for this moment !! South Africa let's see what you have to offer !! @michkeegan I'm coming for ya!!," he wrote on Monday.
In an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine, the star opened up about how much he was looking forward to being reunited with his wife in South Africa.
"I am so excited to go over," said Mark. "It's never easy being apart for so long, but it's been done before. I wouldn't say we have a rule but I don't think either of us would be happy leaving it longer than a month."
The couple will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary in May
HELLO! online blogger Michelle is spending two months away from her husband while fiming her role as Corporal Georgie Lane in the new army drama series. Although time apart is difficult, the actress revealed that the couple are accustomed to it.
"We're sort of used to it. When Mark worked on Take Me Out: The Gossip he would be in Tenerife for three weeks at a time then home again for a week before flying out," she told HELLO!.
The brunette beauty revealed 2015 "will be hard to top" because it was the year she tied the knot with Mark, Michelle said: "This year will be totally different. I feel excited and I don't know what's going to happen after Our Girl."
The happy couple wed in a gorgeous wedding ceremony at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds on 24 May. They then jetted off for their first holiday as Mr and Mrs, beginning at a luxury island resort in the Maldives, before travelling on to Dubai, a special location for the couple.
It was here in September 2013 that Mark popped the question to Michelle.