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Mark Wright cosies up to wife Michelle Keegan on family Christmas night out

MARK Wright cosied up to wife Michelle Keegan on a family Christmas night out.

Sister Jess Wright posted the gorgeous photo of her family on Instagram as she wished her 1.4 million fans a "Merry Christmas from The Wrights".

In the photo, the Essex clan are beaming with happiness and Mark holds onto Michelle, 32, who wears a stylish grey trilby hat and coat.

Jess looks just as chic in an all-black outfit, including a velvet hat with crystals, and links arms with her dad, aka Big Mark.

The family are all together this year after Jess' younger brother moved home from Los Angeles, having hosted EXTRA there for two years.

The couple now live in Chigwell, but Michelle popped back up north to Cheshire ahead of Christmas and spotted doing some last minute shopping.

Mark recently revealed his wife Michelle couldn't handle Strictly Come Dancing, after he starred on the show in 2014.

He said she'd be "too nervous" despite being linked to the BBC One dancing show every time a new line-up is imminent.

Mark is returning to the dance floor for a second time in the Christmas Special, having reached the semi-finals in five years ago.

When asked if he thought his wife would ever follow in his footsteps, Mark told The Sun Online: "I
don't think she… she might. I mean never say never.

"But she, I just think her nerves would go to another level, she gets quite nervous. I mean I do, I'm a bit more like, 'come on, let’s just have it!'

"I'm not sure she's… whenever she watches me or when I've sent her the dance before she's like, 'I don’t know how you do it!'"

Mark originally danced with Karen Hauer but has been paired with Janette Manrara for the Christmas Special.

The couple are dancing a salsa, and Mark is certainly in safe hands with salsa queen herself, Janette.

He said: "Janette was so good. I remember she was with Jake Wood my year, and the tricks and the lifts they used to do.

"I remember thinking if I didn't have Karen[Hauer], I’d f***ing love to have Janette.

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special airs on Christmas Day at 4.40pm on BBC One. 

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special sees six former contestants return to the dance floor

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