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Wright nervous about wedding dance


Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan

Mark Wright says his time on Strictly Come Dancing has made him even more nervous about his first dance at his wedding to ex-Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan.

The former star of The Only Way Is Essex said the pair will have a traditional wedding in the UK, rather than go abroad.

He told Hello! Magazine: "For both of us it wouldn't have felt right. That's not like a real wedding in a church in the way our mums and dads got married and we want our families to be there."

He said: " This day will be how we always dreamt and hoped it would be" and Michelle, who played Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap, said they had both "got our fairytale".

Mark, who finished fourth in the last series of Strictly, said his appearance in the hit ballroom show only made for more pressure around his wedding day dance.

He said: " Actually it's even worse as people are now thinking, 'Oh he's going to be well good'. Everyone has high expectations now but it shouldn't be a show dance. I want the music to come on, and it to be just Michelle and me."

Michelle said she would be changing her name after the wedding, saying: " We will be Mr and Mrs Wright.

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"I may keep the name Keegan for work but for everything else in my life I will be Michelle Wright."

She said she failed to find her perfect dress so is having one custom made, saying: " I couldn't find one that I really liked, so instead I took inspiration from various aspects of dresses I loved and it's been made for me."

:: Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now

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