24/02/2012 09:06 GMT | Updated 24/04/2012 10:12 BST

Mark Wright Sought TV Presenting Advice From Ant And Dec

Mark Wright's first effort as the frontman of a primetime TV show will soon come to an end but as the host of Take Me Out: The Gossip his presenting skills leave a lot to be desired.

So it's hardly surprising Mark enlisted the help of two seasoned professionals - Ant and Dec.

Former The Only Way Is Essex hunk Mark called on the Geordie duo to give him the confidence he needs to present new show My Man Can.

Speaking to The Sun, Mark said: "Ant and Dec are heroes of mine. What they do is amazing. They are total professionals.

"When I knew I was doing this new show I approached them for some advice.

"I said I find myself practising the links loads as I'm worried about getting them wrong and they said that's exactly what you have to do."

Mark has taken comfort in the fact Dec assured him it's OK to be nervous: "Dec was saying they practise over and over so when it comes to the actual show they feel confident.

"They even said it was fine to be nervous as it keeps you on your toes."

And it seems Mark's confidence has taken a knock as the "talented" star had previously admitted he wasn't daunted by standing in front of a camera.

Speaking to Hello magazine earlier this month, he said: "I'm not daunted by things I believe I'm talented at.

"If you asked me, could I be the next top basketball player? I'd say no. If you ask me, could I present X Factor one day, yeah, I could."