Mark Wright reckons Michelle Keegan is a "very gorgeous girl" - but is keeping tight-lipped on their reported romance.

Rumours have been circulating about the pair since last October, when Michelle rang a Manchester radio station to deny claims she'd been spotted with the former The Only Way Is Essex star at her local corner shop.

When quizzed about the Corrie beauty at the National Television Awards, Mark said: "I don't really want to comment on it too much, all I'll say is that I'm very happy at the moment and I'm having fun.

"She's a very gorgeous girl."

And when asked if she'd be spending St Valentine's Day with Mark, Michelle - who looked stunning in an Ariella Couture gown - said: "I don't know! I'm not commenting on that."

Meanwhile, Take Me Out: The Gossip's Mark said he's not sure about a return to reality TV after his ill-fated ITV2 series Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights.

"Maybe not - I don't know," he said. "I'm in talks with ITV2 at the moment, we've not come to a decision what we want it to be. If the right show came along why not, I love everything I've done and I don't regret anything I've done.

"I'd never go back (to TOWIE) for good. I went back for Christmas for a bit of fun, I enjoyed it, but I'd never go back for good. I've moved on from that now."