TOWIE and Strictly Come Dancing hunk Mark Wright has revealed that coming down the Love Lift on Take Me Out: The Gossip was even more terrifying than performing on the BBC One dance show.
Mark got a chance to try out the new Love Lift during a dress rehearsal for his ITV 2 Take Me Out spin off, and admitted it was scary stuff!
“I came down the Love Lift in front of a line-up of 30 girls, and I was so nervous – probably the most nervous I’ve ever been,” he admitted.
“Honestly, Strictly’s the most nervewracking thing I’ve ever done and I said nothing can beat that, and I was more scared doing this. It was a dress rehearsal, and I was still that nervous.”
Mark’s The Gossip co-host Laura Jackson also had some tips for any men hoping to get themselves a date on the show!
“That time is not the time to be different,” she joked. “Absolutely not. You know when you go to a really big party and you think, ‘Should I wear a ridiculous orange hat’, you shouldn’t. Don’t be different! Now is not the time.”
Mark teased the new series of Take Me Out is one of the best, revealing: “There’s some stories that you’ll be crying with happiness, and also with upset.
One guy got really upset – he was quite a cool, chirpy Essex lad, a stockbroker, and he liked his girl but she didn’t like him back. And he was actually in tears because of it.”
The Isle of Fernandos is also known for partner swapping – with Mark and Laura confirming there’s more of that this year.
“We should call this Take Me Out: The Gossip/Wife Swap,” Laura joked. “They love it. But hey, listen, if they’re not going to have a date with their date, they should swap – it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in Fernandos so we’re all for it, we love it.
“Fernandos is like the Bermuda Triangle – anything could happen!”
And the duo also revealed that they think some serious matches have been made this year.
“I’ve bought a new hat and everything,” Laura joked. “I think we have a potential for at least two weddings. Get yourself to Ladbrokes on that!”
Take Me Out: The Gossip returns tonight at 9pm on ITV2 after Take Me Out airs on ITV at 8pm.