The Only Way Is Essex hunk Mark Wright has quit the show in order to appear in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2011, it has been claimed today. The reality star is set to follow in the footsteps of Amy Childs, who left the show this year to appear in Celebrity Big Brother.
Mark had apparently turned down a £250,000 offer to also appear in the new Channel 5 series, but has now taken up a £60,000 dead to fly to the Aussie jungle next month.
"Mark's become a proper celebrity since being on the show," pal told The Sun.
"No one makes any cash on TOWIE and he's nearly done three series now so he's been looking for new opportunities. He wants to spread his wings and do more TV stuff."
A source added to the newspaper: "We are currently negotiating Mark's deal and hope to have it signed soon."
Others rumoured for the new series of the show include X Factor's Wagner and former Big Brother babe Imogen Thomas.