I’m A Celeb’s Mark Wright ends Emily Scott romance, kisses King Dougie instead

We thought we were witnessing another Peter Andre and Katie Price when we saw Mark Wright and Emily Scott getting close on I’m A Celebrity, but it turns out Mark’s not interested.

Since finishing runner-up to Dougie Poynter on Friday night, Mark has had some time to think about his relationship with Emily, and he’s told the Sun he doesn’t want to take it any further.

The TOWIE star 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."

[See also: I'm A Celeb's Emily Scott admits she fancies Mark Wright]

Emily and Mark smiled after the end of the show despite no romance / Rex

It must be a blow for Emily, who admitted to Ant and Dec when she left the show she fancied Mark.

What does Mark think of that?

"I am privileged that she likes me. It is a massive compliment coming from such a lovely person, but I wouldn't necessarily say the feelings are mutual.  She became a friend. She is just a cool girl.

"If she comes to Essex I am up for us all going out for a drink like I would with any of the other contestants, but nothing like that as a one-on-one thing."

[See also: Dougie Poynter wins I'm A Celebrity]

Mark Wright gets a kiss from Dougie Poynter instead / Rex

And what about Lauren Goodger, any chance of a reconciliation? 

"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."

There is one person that Mark wants to continue a relationship with: King Dougie!

"I would love my friendship with Dougie to translate to the real world. He is a very special person, an amazing young man. He is sensitive and helped me through the jungle."

At least the bromance lives on.