"Yes for the start, she was very cold which was confronting, but I think I figured out she’d been a product of her environment for 33 years."
"That was something that was difficult to break down at the beginning [sic] but in the end, we saw the real her."
Mark continued: "What the viewers didn’t see was a very, very funny, very caring, selfless person.”
He went on to share how close he is to Ning.
"We’re definitely still in touch there’s no doubt about that, we remained friends, it probably took about a week until the dust had settled."
"Look, we’re good friends we talk all the time. We text every day, we were texting last night during the episode."
Mark then praised Ning yet again in the interview.
"She's obviously incredibly resilient, she's been through a lot, and we'll always be friends because we’ve got something to share."
He's also not looking for love, saying, "I will take some time out."