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Mark Wright At Centre Of ITV And BBC ‘Tug Of War' As Channels Fight To Sign 'Strictly Come Dancing' Star

23/12/2014 08:53 GMT | Updated 23/12/2014 08:59 GMT

He was one of the surprise stars of the most recent series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and now it seems the BBC are keen to keep Mark Wright all to themselves.

Prior to getting his dancing shoes on, Mark began his TV career on ‘TOWIE’, before presenting a ‘Take Me Out’ spin-off show and starring in his own reality TV series.

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Mark Wright

While reports suggest ITV are keen to have Mark back, it seems he has other ideas about where his career could go.

Speaking to The Sun, he explains: “I have just filmed ‘Take Me Out’, which will run for ten weeks, and I have meetings about projects from a few channels, including ITV and BBC.

"I want to make a documentary about abuse in care homes.

“My uncle was put in a care home about six months ago, so it is personal for me.

“I was really upset by seeing the stories about abuse and although my uncle is fine and nothing like that has happened to him, it made me want to do a documentary.”

An ITV source tells the paper: “ITV have been good to Mark.

“They will hope he stays loyal. That said, if he wants to start making more serious programmes they may be a better fit on another channel.”

Despite a shaky start in the competition, Mark stunned viewers - and himself - by finishing fourth on ‘Strictly’, with his pro partner Karen Hauer.

Mark will hit the road soon for the ‘Strictly’ tour, which kicks off in Birmingham, in January.

He’s also currently busy planning his wedding to his long-term girlfriend and former ‘Corrie’ star Michelle Keegan.

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