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Mark Wright vows to streak on pitch if England win but will snub Michelle Keegan’s dad if they lose

MARK WRIGHT has it all - the glossy Sky Sports Euros presenting gig, the suave, designer telly suits and a loved-up marriage to the very gorgeous Michelle Keegan - and even adores his in-laws, too.

But while the former Towie star may be a clean-cut, doting family man most of the time, the footie fanatic told me that if England thrashes Scotland on Friday we could watch him streak on the pitch... and if it goes the other way? He’ll never speak to Michelle’s dad again.

Speaking to me ahead of the highly anticipated game, ex Crawley Town player Mark quipped: “I’m going to the game at Wembley... I watched the 1996 fixture at Wembley when Gazza scored that goal in the Euros. It was a moment I’ll never forget.

“If Phil Foden or Jack Grealish can be our modern-day Gazza tonight and I’m there to witness it, it will be a dream come true.

“I might streak on the pitch.

“My father-in-law, Michelle’s dad, he’s Scottish, and he wants Scotland to win massively.

“Me and him love each other to bits, but tomorrow night, when that game’s on, we’re going to be taunting each other big time.

“If England win he will be getting ribbed, and if we lose, his number will be getting blocked for at least a month.

“I will never live it down. I will love-hate him for that period of time.”

The TV personality and Michelle’s dad, Michael, won’t be alone in their rivalry today.

According to new stats from Booking.com, 86 per cent of Scotland supporters feel so passionately about today’s match, that beating England would be as emotional for them as winning the whole tournament.

Mark added: “It’s a crazy thing but an amazing thing that we both want to beat each other so bad, the rivalry’s so huge between Scotland and England.

“But it’s about the football shirts and the players that are wearing it, not about the country, because ultimately we do love each other.

“My father-in-law is Scottish and I love him to bits. My boss at Sky is Scottish and I get on with all these people.

“But when it comes to the game, we would have an Anthony Joshua stare off before it because that’s how ready and psyched up we are.”

Mark, who was a youth player for West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, loves most things football.

But one thing he admitted that he isn’t so keen on about the sport, is that he doesn’t like getting his clothes wet or his tootsies cold when he has to train in all weathers.

He said: “What does me in when I play football, and the reason probably why I didn’t love it as much as I should have to go to the top, was the cold evenings and wet, freezing toes, travelling away to an away game, I didn’t love that side of it.”

Well, you’ve got yourself a lovely and warm, swanky studio now haven’t you, Wrighty.

Mabel in lime light

MABEL is getting the party started on her new single Let Them Know.

The Don’t Call Me Up singer hits the club in the video for the tune, out today and the the first track from her forthcoming second album.  

As well as showing her dancing the night away, the clip features a huge neon sign of the words About Last Night, suggesting that will be the title of her record.

In another clue for  fans, she hops in a taxi and  a song called Good Luck is playing, which is believed to be another track on the album.

Mabel  released her debut album High Expectations two years ago and in February last year was named Best Female Solo Artist at the Brits. By the sound of this tune, she has a good chance of reclaiming that title again next year.

DJ Alan’s a proper old Scatty boy

ALAN WALKER has revived 1994 Eurodance classic Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) for the DJ’s new single Sweet Dreams,  even though the original came out three years before he was born.

He has sampled the tune for Sweet Dreams, released last week, and hopes the melody will now lodge in the heads of a new generation. He told me: “It’s such a great throwback and such a memorable melody, you go around singing it.

“Recreating older songs is what’s in at the moment. 

“It’s a cool song to work with because it’s really going to sit on your mind. It was an honourable one to work on.”

English-Norwegian Alan created his single with Kazakh dance-music producer Imanbek, but communicating while filming the video was a little tricky.

He says: “We met for the first time when shooting the video in Dubai. He doesn’t speak English so we had to resort to drastic measures to communicate. I downloaded Google Translate and we kept talking using that.”

Adele of a wait

ADELE’s fourth album will be released “very soon” and tell the inside story of her divorce from Simon Konecki. 

So says a US source who has spent months in the studio with her. Reports from the States, where Adele has  been working on the record for several years, said: “She is excited for the world to hear it. We’re going to hear about her divorce.”

It can’t come soon enough.

NOT A LOTTIE GOOD

LOTTIE MOSS says being supermodel Kate’s pretty little sister pushed her into dating the wrong men.

On  Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle’s Private Parts podcast she said: “I tend to go for deep and disturbed musicians I think I can fix.

“People complimented me too much.

“I think that’s why I started to go for guys that treated me badly.”

My heart bleeds.

Just the TikTok for Ed

ED SHEERAN is using TikTok to preview his comeback single Bad Habits.

There is a 30-second clip of the tune available to listen to on the social media app, ahead of its release a week today.

Mark Wright belts out National Anthem at Wembley before celebrating England victory roaring 'It's coming home'

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