The Only Way Is Essex favourite, who finished second to Dougie Poynter in Saturday's final, said that his flirtation with the Australian model had been blown out of proportion.
"Emily is a lovely person and a very pretty girl, but there is no romantic interest there for me and I am not interested in starting a relationship with her," he told reporters following the show's conclusion. "When you are in the jungle you have a bit of a friendly flirt, but that is as far as it went.
"I am single and want to be on my own. I won't deny she is a good catch, but that is not how I feel about her... I am privileged that she likes me. It is a massive compliment coming from such a lovely person, but I wouldn't necessarily say the feelings are mutual."
Wright added that his time in the jungle had helped him overcome his split with The Only Way Is Essex co-star and fiancée Lauren Goodger in August.
"That is behind me and in the past," he said. "She is a special person in my life, but right now I want to be on my own. I am looking forward to the future.
"The jungle could have gone one of two ways for me - I could have gone in there and thought, 'I want her back'. But it didn't, it did the opposite and I realised I had made the right decision and I want to move on."
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