Mark Wright jokes he wants a free meal at cousin Elliott Wright's restaurant Olivia's

Published Wednesday, Jul 20 2016, 13:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Mark Wright has joked that next time he stops by his cousin Elliott Wright's Marbella restaurant, Olivia's La Cala, he wants a free steak!

Tonight, Elliott will make his solo TV debut, as his brand new show Playa In Marbella kicks off on ITVBe. The show focuses on Elliott's new business venture Olivia's, as well as his personal life, his children and his fiancée Sadie Stuart.

The former TOWIE star appeared on ITV's Lorraine to spill all on his new show and was surprised to see a message from Mark wishing him all the best with it, even if he did have a cheeky request...

Mark Wright has a message for cousin Elliott Wright, Lorraine, ITV
20 July


Elliott Wright promotes Playa In Marbella on Lorraine, ITV
20 July


Elliott had told host Gaby Roslin that he had hoped to emulate Mark's success when he joined TOWIE. He explained that seeing Mark go on to have his own show and a successful career after starring on The Only Way Is Essex, spurred him on to join the reality show and use it as a platform.

Speaking of Mark, Gaby revealed that she had a surprise for Elliott and the camera panned to Mark who wanted to wish his cousin luck.

He said: "Elliott it's just a message to say I am so excited to see the show tonight. So is everyone! And the family are so, so proud of you. Enjoy it, I know you're going to love it. I know you're going to look good."

Mark then teased: "You still haven't got bigger guns than me... but maybe one day," before adding: "Oh, and when I'm next at the restaurant I want a free steak instead of paying full price like I usually do. See you soon, enjoy the show!"

Gaby then asked if Elliott really makes Mark pay when he swings by Olivia's and Elliott replied: "He's never paid once, since he was five years old! Let me tell you that right now... never once!"

Oh, boys!

Elliott Wright confirms solo TV show, Playa In Marbella
7 May

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She also had another message from Elliott's other cousin and former co-star, Mark's sister Jessica Wright.

Jess told him: "Hi Elliott, I wanted to wish you a massive congratulations and good luck with Playa In Marbella, I cannot wait to watch it!"

She will actually feature in Elliott's new series. When we caught up with Elliott recently, he exclusively told Reveal that Jess will make an appearance on the show, but it wasn't planned.

"Jessica [Wright] and Ferne [McCann] were over at the time and they asked me if they could come [to Olivia's]. I said they could and they were nice enough to say that they didn't mind being on camera. You see my cousin and Ferne, but you don't see any other cameos."

Elliott stressed that he wanted his show to be a standalone success, and for that reason, he didn't want to ask anyone to make a cameo.

He added: "I wanted to do my own thing, I didn't really want anybody else on there. It means the show is standalone for what it is, I didn't need anyone else on there to help that. It's not a reality show. I never asked anyone to be in it."

Fans will also get to see Elliott propose to Sadie on the series, as she joins him onscreen along with his two children from a previous relationship.

Playa In Marbella airs tonight Wednesday 20 July at 9pm on ITVBe.

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