Reality TV star Mark Wright could be turning out for Billericay Town in National League South when next season gets underway.
The former reality TV star was on the books at West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal’s academies before hitting it big with the Essex-based show.
According to The Sun, Blues player-manager and former Spurs star Jamie O’Hara wants to sign the 33-year-old, who has regularly played in Soccer Aid – on a wage of £600-a-week.
If Wright’s signs on a pay-as-you play basis, his wife Michelle Keegan will have strong claims to be Britain’s most glamorous WAG. Also 33 and the star of BBC show Our Girl, she played Bobby Moore’s wife in ITV’s 2017 dramatisation of the West Ham and England legend’s life.
Before anyone asks – its actually Michelle that’s signing. Crikey it must be a slow news day. At least its better than Covid or Brexit I suppose @BTFC
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A source from the Essex told The Sun on Friday: “Jamie has known Mark for a while and has long-admired his ability on the pitch. He played to a decent standard as a youngster and was a professional for a time before focusing on showbiz.
“Now Jamie has offered him a late lifeline back into football. It won’t be a groundbreaking wage but it could see him earning money to play the sport he loves again. And it would make Michelle easily Britain’s most glamorous Wag. The locals in Billericay are going to be gobsmacked.”
Wright was no stranger to Non-League before finding fame as a TV personality and starring for Soccer Aid in 2016 and scooping the man-of-the-match accolade.
In his younger years, the 33-year-old spent time with Lewes, Grays Athletic, Crawley Town, Rushden & Diamonds, Heybridge Swifts and Thurrock.
Since making his name on TOWIE, he’s gone to appear on a host of shows including ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ’I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.
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