Former The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright came to Brent Cross to launch late night dining at the shopping centre.

Mark dined in Leon, at the centre in Prince Charles Drive, Hendon, with reporters Natalie O’Neill and Anna Slater as part of the new scheme.

He said: “I love food, when I want to, I can eat anything – although I’m on a bit of a health kick at the moment.

“Being able to dine late means you can come shopping after work and not have to worry about when the restaurants close. It’s a great idea.”

Shops shut at 8pm and restaurants, including Wagamama, Nandos, Pizza Express and Leon will stay open until 9pm.

Check back on the Times Series next week to read about what Mark is really like as a dinner guest.