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Mark Wright: The jungle helped me get over Lauren

Mark Wright: The jungle helped me get over Lauren
Mark Wright: The jungle helped me get over Lauren (Image credit: Doug Peters)

Mark Wright has said taking part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! helped him to get over ex Lauren Goodger. The Only Way Is Essex couple had been engaged but had a dramatic split in August. And after roughing it in the Australian jungle on the ITV1 reality show, Mark told The Sun he has moved on. Mark said: "The jungle has helped me get over Lauren. "That is behind me and in the past. She is a special person in my life, but right now I want to be on my own. I am looking forward to the future. "The jungle could have gone one of two ways for me - I could have gone in there and thought, 'I want her back'. But it didn't, it did the opposite and I realised I had made the right decision and I want to move on." The 24-year-old Essex lad insists there is no future for him with Australian model Emily Scott, with whom he flirted in the jungle. He said: "Emily is a lovely person and a very pretty girl, but there is no romantic interest there for me and I am not interested in starting a relationship with her. "When you are in the jungle you have a bit of a friendly flirt, but that is as far as it went. "I am single and want to be on my own. I won't deny she is a good catch but that is not how I feel about her."