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Mark Wright attends the National Television Awards Stuart Wilson / getty

Following split rumours, the former TOWIE star Mark Wright was pictured whispering in the ear of a mystery woman dressed in in a bikini as he parties in Las Vegas without his wife Michelle Keegan.

In the pictures, which were posted by the Sun, the reality TV star is enjoying the company of a beautiful women. According to the Sun, he also had a night out with DJ Calvin Harris, who he is close pals with, in the DJ decks at Hakkasan nightclub.

A source told the Mirror: "It hasn't gone quite to plan. Mark's been on the phone to Michelle quite a lot, with some of the lads ribbing him for not getting into the spirit of things.

"On one occasion he was on the phone for an hour and some of the lads were going mad. Understandably, he got a bit defensive."

The couple, who married in May last year, spent six months on different continents while the former Coronation Street actress was filming in South Africa for BBC drama Our Girl as Mark stayed in the UK.

Wright was unable to join his wife for her birthday a week ago (3 June) because of commitments to Soccer Aid. Before the 29-year-old TV personality jetted of to Las Vegas, the pair reunited for a night in Manchester (5 June), where they stayed the night at the city's Lowry Hotel.

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Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright attend the TV Choice Awards Chris Jackson/Getty

A spokesperson for Keegan said: "Michelle is happy for Mark to go away with his friends while she is working on Our Girl.