MARK Wright made Michelle Keegan jump out of her skin when they reunited in London ahead of Christmas.
The EXTRA presenter followed his wife around a department store crept up on her, before pouncing from behind.
He shared her cute reaction on his Instagram story and despite the fright, Michelle cracked a huge smile.
Their flirtatious display comes after weeks of not seeing one another.
Michelle, who has a house with Mark in Essex, recently admitted she doesn’t know where “home” is, with her husband working in LA and her roles taking her to Manchester and beyond.
She told The Sun’s Fabulous: “I’m a bit all over the place, so at the minute I really don’t know. I’m staying in an apartment in Manchester and I’ve unpacked, so I suppose that’s my base. Mark’s still in LA, so I’m not in Essex.
“If I need home comforts I go to my mum’s, and that’s where my dogs are. Any down time I have I go round to my mum’s for dinner, so on balance, to be fair probably my mum’s is home.”
Where they’ll eventually end up once life is more “settled” (as Michelle puts it) is a question neither is able to answer.
She added: “Me and Mark are having this conversation and we don’t know where we’re going to settle. He loves it over there, but I don’t think we’ll ever live there [permanently].
“I love it, too – I like the lifestyle – but I’m a home person. I love my home comforts and being around my mates, my family.
“The idea of not being able to drive and see them scares me a little bit.”
She says they try to stick to a rule that means they don’t go longer than three weeks without seeing each other, but admits that can be tough to enforce.
She added: “Yep, it’s hard. And for the next three months I won’t be able to go and see him at all because I’m contracted to work. So he’s going to come home to see me because he’s able to shift things around.”
“I don’t wear my rings when I’m filming and that’s normally when [I get photographed without them]. It’s ridiculous now how long those stories have been going on for – it started as soon as we were married.
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“No one knows how much we see each other because we don’t publicise it. People say: ‘Ah, they haven’t seen each other for ages,’ but they don’t know. Mark sometimes comes home for a weekend and no one knows he’s even there. Over the years we’ve learned how to do that and I’ve definitely become more private.
“I’ve given up commenting on it because I really don’t need to. My marriage is my business and that’s what I think. Honestly, I promise, I don’t even read about it any more.
“It’s private and I don’t care if someone thinks it’s bad that we’ve got different careers. Yeah, we have! And I’m proud of that.”