Mark Wright: "Michelle Keegan and I will marry in the UK next year"

Published Thursday, Jan 23 2014, 11:06 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mark Wright has revealed that he and fiancée Michelle Keegan have chosen a UK venue for their wedding next year.

Loved-up couple Mark and Michelle looked picture perfect as they arrived at the National Television Awards together last night (23 January), with the former TOWIE star proudly supporting the actress for her nomination in the 'Serial Drama Performance' category.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright National Television Awards, The O2, London, Britain - 22 Jan 2014

© WENN / Daniel Deme

And Mark's beaming smile could also be due to excitement over their pending nuptials.

It seems the twosome are one step closer to setting a date for their big day, as Mark has admitted that they're now finalising the venue, which will be somewhere in England.

He told Reveal: "We're talking about [the wedding]. We've kind of found a venue in the UK and we are nearly there with a date. We're just deciding on one venue or the other and this date or the other.

"We will probably marry in 2015."

The ceremony is unlikely to be Essex-themed, however, as Mark added: "It's just going to be a Mark and Michelle affair. It's our day and that's it."

Mark has apparently already settled on a best man too and, surprisingly, it won't be close friend James 'Arg' Argent - boo!

Mark Wright, Jessica Wright, James 'Arg' Argent at NTAs

© Twitter / Jessica Wright

Mark's BFF Arg is unlikely to be best man at the wedding

Arg revealed last night that although he will be an important guest at the wedding, Mark's brother Josh is probably going to be in charge of best man duties.

However, bubbly singer Arg will be on the microphone and plans to serenade the newlyweds with a few tunes.

Last year, Mark and Michelle got engaged during a romantic holiday to Dubai - the location of their very first kiss!

They have since been inseparable and, as Michelle is planning to leave Coronation Street later this year, the couple cannot wait to spend more time together.

Michelle Keegan posts snap with fiancé Mark Wright, which appears to have been taken on holiday - 8.11.2013

© Twitter / michkeegan

Mark and Michelle got engaged in Dubai last year

"I just filmed my show where I was travelling the world and that was quite intense being away from each other a lot," Mark said. "But that comes out next month so hopefully I won't have to travel in the near future."

He added: "When Michelle leaves [Corrie], she will move down to London. We already play house with each other now because I stay with her up in Manchester or she comes to stay with me, so I think we've got each other sorted in terms of living together."

Although they still have a wedding to plan, cheeky TV star Mark has already got an idea of how many children he would like with the brunette actress.

"I hope we will have kids, touch wood," he said. "I want to have four kids. Not planning them anytime soon, but I will have children one day."

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