Reality TV star Mark Wright has said that he has been recognised a few times while filming his show Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights in Los Angeles.

The former TOWIE star – whose new ITV2 show sees him and his friends on holiday in Tinseltown – said that he was thrilled his fame appeared to have spread overseas.

“The UK people over here know us, and even some Americans as they get The Only Way Is Essex on one of their websites. We was in a bar one night and some girls said, ‘Oh, it’s Mark!’.”

And Mark added that he had seen a few famous faces of his own while he had been there filming.

“I had lunch next to Pink the other day,” he revealed. “And we saw Arnold Schwarzenegger on a bike next to us with his son and bodyguard. It’s been amazing.”

He also went to see footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones – who now lives on Mulholland Drive and runs a local soccer team – and played in one of his matches.

Vinnie is an absolute gent, he was so polite and lovely to me,” said Mark, who once played semi-professionally for Spurs.

“He had a chat with me, telling me about his Hollywood lifestyle, and gave me man of the match. I didn’t go to his house but he said next time I should go over and play poker.”