TOWIE star Pete Wicks doesn't want 'boring' Mark Wright back to celebrate the show's upcoming ten year anniversary.
Pete, 31, says former TOWIE original Mark, 33, 'likes to distance himself' from the reality series that once saw him womanise the likes of ex-co-stars Sam Faiers, Lauren Goodger and Lucy Mecklenburgh.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline Pete reveals his top picks for the reunion are Joey Essex and Amy Childs – but says Mark would be a dull choice.
Not bothered: TOWIE star Pete Wicks doesn't want 'boring' Mark Wright back to celebrate the show's upcoming ten year anniversary (taken February 2020)
He said: 'TOWIE has become a bit of an institution hasn't it? It's definitely worth celebrating ten years.
'I would most like to see Joey Essex back. It would be great to have him back, I get on really well with Joe. Surely he'd be the one that most people would like to see back?
'Mark likes to distance himself now doesn't he…? It's a bit more unlikely. He's boring.
'Amy Childs is always a laugh, she'd be a good one to come back. Everyone has played their part in it over the years.'
TV presenter Mark, who's now married to actress Michelle Keegan, left TOWIE in 2011 after starring on the show with his mum Carol, sister Jess and late Nanny Pat.
Throwback: Pete says Mark 'likes to distance himself' from the show that saw him womanise the likes of Sam Faiers, Lauren Goodger (pictured) and Lucy Mecklenburgh (taken in 2011)
He is reportedly in talks with ITVBe producers to return for the spin-off episode – with bosses hoping signing him up will entice other ex-cast members to take part.
Since leaving TOWIE Mark has starred on Strictly Come Dancing, hosted Channel 5's The Bachelor and presented entertainment news programme Extra in the US.
But he first rose to fame as an original on the reality series that documented his on-off relationship with ex-fiancée Lauren Goodger.
Comeback?: Mark, who's now married to actress Michelle Keegan (pictured), is reportedly in talks with ITVBe producers to return for the TOWIE reunion show
During his six years on TOWIE, Pete has become known for his long hair, tattoos and 'volatile' relationship with ex-girlfriend Megan McKenna.
While he's still in love with tattoos – and is even considering getting his faced inked – Pete revealed he's bored of his hair and recently came close to chopping it off.
He said: 'I was thinking about getting a skin head before Christmas but my hairdresser said for me not to do it.
'I said I was bored so instead I got a bit of balayage, some blonde tints through it – it's a geezer's balayage.
'But one day I will get a skinhead again and when I do get rid of it I'll do it properly. Last time I had a skinhead it was quite a few years ago and I've aged quite badly since then.
'What I really want is to get my face tattooed but everyone tells me I'm not allowed to do it. But the more people