Mark Wright vs Mark Wright: Strictly and the Apprentice finalists share the same name

Will either man be celebrating come Monday?

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In a strange twist of festive fate a duo of Mark Wrights could be crowned the winners of two of the UK’s favourite TV shows this weekend.

That’s right, both the finals of Strictly Come Dancing and The Apprentice feature a hopeful Mark Wright – one a reality TV star, the other a digital marketing sales manager.

In Strictly on Saturday night, The Only Way is Essex star will be up against TV presenter Caroline Flack, Blue singer Simon Webbe and Saturdays band member Frankie Bridge, as they take to the floor in the hope of securing the glitter ball trophy.

And in the Apprentice on Sunday, the Australian Wright will go head-to-head with Bianca Miller as they battle to secure Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.


However, it seems unlikely that there will be two victorious Wrights come Monday.

It’s a close call on the Apprentice, but Miller appears to be leading the way in online opinion polls.

Meanwhile on Strictly, Flack is the favourite, with Bridge next in line for the trophy, according to the most recent bets. Webbe is next and Wright the ranked outsider.

William Hill said it has received bets of up to £2,000 on Flack which had put her price way out in front at 8/13. Bridge is at 2/1, Webbe is 9/1 and Wright is 12/1 outsider.