Mark Wright: 'Children's TV is challenging but equally as rewarding"

Published Thursday, Nov 5 2015, 18:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mark Wright will be back on our screens very soon with brand new CBBC makeover show, The Dengineers.

Radio host and former TOWIE star Mark joins co-host Lauren Layfield to present the show, which creates dream dens for lucky recipients.

Mark Wright - Red Carpet arrivals for Haven House Ball - 8 October 2015.

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This is Mark's first kids TV presenting role. The series, which wrapped up filming at the end of July, will see Mark and Lauren surprise 10 kids with the news that they have been selected for The Dengineers.

With the help of expert designers, builders and the youngsters themselves, the Dengineers team will then construct an extraordinary den, either completely from scratch or by transforming an existing space in the home.

Read what Mark had to say about the show in this short Q&A:

What's been your favourite part of filming The Dengineers?

"It's difficult to pinpoint a certain time or moment, as I've loved everything that we've done. I really invest myself into it all, so it's been a great experience from start to finish. I took one of the kids to Old Trafford as he's a huge Man United fan. That was really special as it took me back to when I was a kid when visiting such an impressive stadium was the best thing ever. There are a lot of surprises in the show, and this one really stood out."

Did you ever make dens as a kid?

"Yeah, all the time! I loved it. I would build dens with Jess and Josh, and my cousins. All we needed was a sheet over the bed with my dad's golf clubs to prop it up. We got so much into it that we got a bit adventurous and built a treehouse den in our local park. I fell out of it and badly hurt my arm though, so I wouldn't recommend doing that now!"

What has it been like working with Lauren?

"It's been amazing working with Lauren. We're on the same level and get on so well. She's really good at what she does and I've got high hopes for her."

What has it been like working with children?

"It's really interesting working with children. I had no idea that I would go into presenting children's TV but I'm pleased that I've done it. It's a completely different skill to anything I've done before. It can be challenging, but equally as rewarding – we're giving kids a dream come true."

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