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Mark Wright lands massive presenting gig in America - report

Mark Wright could be moving from Brentwood to Hollywood if his latest gig is anything to go by.

Mark Wright has reportedly landed a big presenting gig on popular U.S. entertainment news show Extra.

According to The Sun newspaper, former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark has been hired by the programme to produce and present footage from the set of Niall Horan's new music video. And if that goes well, he could take on several more presenting slots with the series, which is hosted by Mario Lopez alongside correspondents including Olivia Culpo and Terri Seymour.

"This is a massive gig for Mark," a source told the newspaper. "It will put him in the homes of ­millions of Americans every day. He’s hoping it will go well so that more work in the States follows.

"He’s been out in LA for the past few weeks having meetings with the major networks and all the noises are very positive."

The news comes after it was announced that Mark's CBBC programme The Dengineers has been picked up by America's Discovery Family Channel.

The show, hosted by Mark and Lauren Layfield, features a team of experts creating amazing dens for deserving children.

Mark has made no secret of his desire to make a name for himself Stateside. He revealed earlier this year (17) that he and wife Michelle Keegan were considering moving to America to forge careers for themselves there.

"I’ve always wanted to go to Los Angeles," Mark told Fabulous magazine. "I’m definitely going out there. Cat Deeley has done it, James Corden has made it - I’m not saying I’m in their league, but me and Michelle would definitely go out and give it a try. You never know what’s going to happen, but you can give your best shot."

Since his days on TOWIE, Mark has moved into the presenting field, with The Dengineers and also a hosting gig on Heart FM.

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