- 1 of 10
As TOWIE’s Mark Wright snags his very own ITV2 series and Pauly D breaks free of the Jersey Shore crew for his own MTV show, we take the opportunity to weigh up the successes and failures of launching your career off the back of a docusoap.
He of heavenly bod hath come a long way since TOWIE. No longer the well-groomed prat whose girlfriend used to push him in swimming pools at every opportunity, a perpetually-shirtless stint in I’m A Celebrity... made our Mark a national treasure and instant pin-up. After a few presenting jobs to showcase his, ahem, talents, the hottie has hotfooted it to LA and snagged his very own Entourage-style series, Hollywood Nights, on ITV2.