Strictly Come Dancing 2014 contestants: Mark Wright's not competitive (so he says!)

Mark Wright

Mark Wright has insisted he won't be competitive on Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Although he does want to make sure he at least won't be in the first three celebrities to leave!

"I am competitive in certain things, like boxing and football, but I won’t be competitive in this," he claimed. "I want to do well for myself and each week that goes on I’ll learn a new dance and I’ve never learned a dance.... Maybe if I got to the end and I was in the final I’d be competitive. But at this point I don’t feel too competitive.

"Genuinely if I don’t go out in the first three I’ll be ecstatic!"

Mark rose to fame as part of the BAFTA Award-winning (still not over that) reality show The Only Way Is Essex in 2010 and since leaving the show has gone on to host a number of popular TV and radio programmes.

He admitted he was "nervous" but went on: "I just think it’s something you can’t turn down.

"It’s an incredible show, the best show on telly. I’ve never danced before, learned anything like this in my life – it’s a huge challenge and if I can conquer it then I’ll be very happy."

Strictly begins on September 7 on BBC One.

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