Mark sets his sights on becoming Bond

Reality star Mark Wright was pipped at the post in I’m A Celebrity – but he hopes his winning ways will lead to bigger things.

The 24-year-old has already mapped his path from Essex to Hollywood.

And Wrighty, whose good looks and well-toned body gave him a licence to thrill in the jungle, has the role of 007 in his sights.

He said: “I’d love to be the new James Bond. Count me in.”

Mark, who shot to fame in The Only Way Is Essex, won the hearts of viewers and the other contestants on I’m A Celebrity.

He was narrowly defeated in Saturday’s final by McFly bass player Dougie Poynter.

But sources claim Mark has already been besieged by lucrative offers of film, TV and advertising work.

He said: “There are certainly opportunities that involve acting.

“I’m hoping to do some drama with one of the producers of TOWIE, but I’ve also been offered some presenting work.

“It’s going to be exciting to be doing something different.”

Wrighty said he has big ambitions – but he is trying to keep his feet on the ground.

He added: “Eventually, I’d love to work in Hollywood.

“I’m not stupid enough to believe that’s going to happen in the near future. But as they say, ‘reach for the skies’.”

Mark admitted he joined I’m A Celebrity to raise his profile after he quit ITV2’s TOWIE.

He said he wanted to show viewers the real Wrighty – and his tactics paid off when his popularity soared in the jungle.

Mark was a particular favourite with Australian model Emily Scott, 28. The pair flirted with each other and after Emily was voted off, she admitted she fancied Mark and would like to get her hands on his body.

Yesterday, he said he would honour his promise to take Emily to Essex and show her a good time.

He added: “She can come to Essex. We can hang out.

“Emily is a very good-looking girl.”

He insisted that depite being a ladies’ man, he wasn’t looking for love when he jetted out to Oz.

Mark said: “I never signed up for the jungle to meet girls.

“You can never rule it out, of course. If it comes your way, it comes your way – but I wasn’t thinking about girls at the time.

“I was just doing it to have some fun and to have an amazing experience.”

Mark, who admitted being a mummy’s boy, said that being in the jungle had made him grow up.

He added: “I’m taking a lot home from this.

“I’m becoming a man and it feels great. I’ve realised that life’s not all about Essex.”