James Argent opens up on being ‘heaviest & unfittest’ he’s ever been in emotional post


by Marianna Manson |

TOWIE star Arg has been shedding the pounds and getting fit to swim the English channel

James “Arg” Argent has opened up about his fitness kick, admitting he was the heaviest he’d ever been when he started out.

He’s currently training to swim the English Channel for Stand Up To Cancer’s Sink or Swim challenge along with other reality stars including Wes Nelson and Simon Webbe, and has been showing off his significant weight loss.

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Taking to his Instagram to share a picture of himself as a happy, healthy child, he wrote about losing his confidence in the water.

“When I was a child there was nothing I loved more then getting in the sea or the swimming pool but as I got older I completely lost my confidence,” he said.

“I’ve been up & down in weight since my teens. At the start of this epic challenge I was the heaviest & unfittest I’ve ever been. I hadn’t done a bit of exercise for months & I really struggled at the beginning. I’ve managed to stick at it & turn it around through #hardwork”.

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Lovely Lydia Bright had a tough job putting up with on/off boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent. After Arg's cheating ways proved too much to deal with, Lydia walked away from their relationship and the show in 2012, but returned for a few special episodes.

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Last month, Arg revealed that he’d passed the swimming assessment to be able to take part in the grueling challenge and would be swimming alongside his team mates, following a severe health warning from doctors after gaining ten stone in two years.

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In a recent episode of the swimming challenge show, Arg’s girlfriend Gemma Collins revealed that Arg had gained so much weight in recent years that it had effected their sex life – leaving Arg horrified.

“When you love someone it’s not about their size or whatever, but we can’t be as we used to be in the bedroom. We can’t, no offence," she said to an astonished Arg.

"I can notice the difference in you. I can get my arms around you now when I cuddle you in bed.

“It’s very attractive, James."

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