Michelle Keegan admits she ‘cried’ at seeing self build Essex mansion finally finished

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan on the red carpet for an awards show
The TV power couple have spent years building their Essex self build mansion (Image credit: Getty Images)

TV star Michelle Keegan has opened up about bursting into tears when she saw the finished £3.5m renovation of the Essex mansion she shares with husband, Only Way Is Essex celebrity Mark Wright.

The former Coronation Street actor, 36, and Mark, 36, began an ambitious project to build their dream home from scratch over a year ago – and chronicled their progress on Instagram.

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