JAMES Argent has famously gained and lost lots of weight over the years.
But now he wants to tackle his waistline once and for all – and he’s got a pretty exciting incentive. Here’s what we know…
What has James Argent said about losing weight?
On February 14, 2019, the Towie star told The Sun Online that he plans to lose a whopping seven stone before marrying girlfriend Gemma Collins.
And he means business as he has followed her suit and signed up to Dancing On Ice.
He said: “If I was to do Dancing On Ice next year I’d want to lose seven stone. By this time next year I’d be a year and a half sober so I’d be in a pretty good position to do it.
“Gemma would love to see me do the show, purely for the fact that I’d go through everything that she’s gone through.”
And he’s not wasting any time before embarking on the new regime, telling us: “I’m starting a diet this week.
“I’ll potentially go to boot camp to kick start it – then it’s something that I’m going to maintain throughout the year.
The star has lost huge amounts of weight before – in 2015 going from 18 and a half stone to 14 and a half after adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Arg did it again in 2017, shocking fans when he emerged from ten weeks of rehab in Thailand with a startlingly trimmer look, having lost more than a stone.
When was James Argent in rehab?
On August 27 The Sun exclusively revealed that James Argent, 30, was heading back to rehab.
A source told The Sun Online: “James was under a dark cloud recently and has made the brave decision to enter back into a programme to help him get back on track.
“He has been attending regular therapy and secondary care at an outpatient treatment facility in London.”
Arg previously checked into The Priory in 2014 after being suspended from Towie after being found with traces of cocaine.
He then went into a Thai rehab facility in 2017 for his own mental and physical well being.
Did James Argent take a break from Towie?
James didn’t film the start of series 23 of Towie after agreeing with producers to take a break.
A source said: “James told his family and friends he wouldn’t be starting filming with this series of Towie.
“He’s being supported by the show’s producers who have agreed he needs to take time out to focus on himself.”
An insider also said at the time that that Arg’s troubles had “put a huge strain” on his and Gemma’s relationship.
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