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Mark Wright quits high-flying LA career to come home for wife Michelle Keegan

The couple have spent two years living apart

Former TOWIE star Mark Wright has reportedly left his job in LA to move back home and be with his wife, Michelle Keegan.

The pair have had a long-distance relationship for the last two years, as their careers kept them apart for months at a time.

Mark Wright has moved back to the UK (Credit: Splash News)

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Mark was busy in LA as host of entertainment show Extra, while actress Michelle was based in the UK filming drama series Our Girl.

But according to The Sun, their days apart are over, and the loved-up couple are finally living in the same country.

The paper claims that Mark told them he’d returned to the UK for good, after quitting his job on Extra.

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan, Just Eat Food Fest in Shoreditch, London
Mark and Michelle have had a long-distance marriage for two years (Credit: Splash News)

“I’m no longer living in LA,” Mark said. “I was there for nearly two years and had the most amazing time.”

He went on to say that coming home was a matter of timing.

“It just feels like the right time to come back to the UK and live here with my wife and family.”

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Mark shared a shot of a “proper London pub” (Credit: Instagram)

And he seems to be enjoying the comforts of home – he spent yesterday at a “proper London pub” before heading home for a home cooked dinner with Michelle.

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He had a home cooked dinner with Michelle (Credit: Instagram)

The reality star shared shots of his day to Instagram stories, showing how much he’s enjoying his return to the UK.

And while he had to negotiate his way out of his contract to come home, he said that the door was open for him to continue working with the Extra team in the future.

“I loved my time at Extra and I love my bosses, who I’ve left on great terms with, so I look forward to working with them more in the future.”

But Mark isn’t going to be twiddling his thumbs now he’s back on his home turf – he’s stepping into a new job hosting the new season of The Bachelor on Channel 5.

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Mark will be hosting the new series of The Bachelor (Credit: Instagram)

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The presenter posted a selfie to Instagram introducing the show’s new star, personal trainer Alex Marks.

“So it’s out!!” he said in the caption. “Finally we can talk about the new Bachelor @alexpmarks!!

“This man is 6ft 6” ripped to shreds, personal trainer, well spoken, charming, humble, the perfect gentleman… I mean the list goes on and that’s why he is @thebacheloruk!!”

The new series of The Bachelor is set to start in March.

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