Mark Wright sparks surprise as former Towie star pops up on Sky Sports News Euro 2021 coverage

Mark Wright and Bela Shah
Mark Wright is hosting Good Morning Euros throughout the tournament alongside Bela Shah (Picture: Sky Sports News)

Mark Wright sparked surprise and shock on Friday morning as he kicked off Euro 2020 coverage for Sky Sports News.

The former Towie star has moved into TV presenting since leaving the reality TV show – via professional football – and his new gig is a big one.

Football fans who tuned into Sky Sports today were taken aback by Mark fronting Good Morning Euros alongside Bela Shah.

The pair were joined on the programme by singer Olly Murs who picked his ideal England line-up to take on Croatia on Sunday.

The pair took a moment to reminisce about taking part in Soccer Aid with Mark confessing that the football players take it more seriously than the celebs.

Mark revealed: ‘I said to John Terry last year, “Do you wanna win this? Does this mean something to you?” and he said, “Do I wanna win it? If we lose I’m gonna be annoyed for a week.”‘

Olly replied: ‘I remember being in the dressing room and Martin Keown coming in, this was years ago, and he was like, “Right! You do this, you do that!” and I was like, “Alright it’s just a charity match! Why are you shouting at me?”

‘I remember Jamie Carragher doing the same, this year we’ve got Gary Neville doing it as well so as you say, the pros do take it seriously. And we do too.’

‘Turned it on this morning thought I’d accidentally signed up for Hayu,’ a viewer tweeted in reaction to their chat.

‘Mark Wright WTF is going on !!’ another wrote.

A further tweet was supportive of Olly being on board, tweeting: ‘He’s clearly on to promote soccer aid and they’ve of course asked him about the Euros – why are people so stupid?’

‘Mark Wright and olly murs on sky sports news …….am I missing something here??’ said another confused viewer.

The people who were shocked by Mark’s appearance clearly haven’t been paying attention as the sports programme was announced earlier this week.

Good Morning Euros will air throughout the tournament at 7am on weekdays, running for three hours.

Each episode will cover each match and provide analysis and comment from special guests across the world of sport and entertainment (which includes music, by the way).

Friday’s episode also saw former England goalkeeper David James in the studio.

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