The programme will follow the celebrity after his return to football with the League Two club
BBC Sport has revealed its latest documentary, iPlayer mini-series Mark Wright: The Last Chance.
The programme follows the TV personality and presenter on his final attempt to make it as a footballer, after he signed for League Two Crawley Town last month.
33-year-old Wright, famous for his time on The Only Way Is Essex, had a youth career that spanned Tottenham, West Ham, and Arsenal, but was unable to stay in the professional game. His brother, Josh, currently plays for Leyton Orient, also in League Two.
Wright has continued to play football in charity matches, most notably in the yearly UNICEF Soccer Aid match between England and the Rest of the World.
The only way is Sussex!
From the Broadfield Stadium to Brentwood and back again…TV star Mark Wright has signed for Crawley Town.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 14, 2020
BBC Sport will cover Wright’s effort to break into the first team at Crawley Town, and embark on a new career. One of the driving aims of his time will be making the team for the FA Cup Third Round match against Premier League Leeds United on 10 Janaury – which will be aired on BBC One.
The first two episodes will be available on BBC iPlayer from 9 January, with lead executive Steve Rudge saying: “Mark signing for Crawley Town is an interesting story and one the BBC wanted to get involved with to follow his commitment in making a dream come true in the professional game.”
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