James Argent

James Argent (born 5 December 1987) is an English television personality. From 2010 to 2018, he was a regular cast member on the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex. He has appeared in various other reality series, such as Sugar Free Farm and The Jump, and in 2019, he presented the entertainment segment on Good Morning Britain. James has been regularly an inpatient at rehabilitation facilities due to drug abuse including cocaine (1)

James Argent
Born (1987-12-05) 5 December 1987 (age 33)[1]
EducationTrinity Catholic High School
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active2010–present


From 2010 to 2018, Argent was a cast member of the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex. In 2013, Argent participated in the first series of the Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Super Spa. In July 2015, it was announced that Argent would make his first pantomime appearance in a production of Cinderella at the Kings Theatre, Southsea. He was cast as Dandini. The production ran from December 2015 until January 2016. In 2016, he took part in the ITV's Sugar Free Farm and Channel 4's The Jump. In December 2018, Argent made another pantomime appearance, as Abanazar in Aladdin, which took place at the Middleton Arena.[2] In 2018, it was announced that producers The Only Way Is Essex had not renewed their contract with Argent.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In August 2014, Argent was reported missing from his home[4] when he failed to show up for a scheduled flight;[5] however, he was found just over 24 hours later.[6] In October 2014, Argent was suspended from The Only Way Is Essex after failing a drugs test.[5] He attended rehab later that year, and returned to the series in 2015.

Argent was in a relationship with Lydia Bright from 2007 to 2012 and 2015 to 2016.[7] Argent briefly dated Gemma Collins in 2012; and the pair have been in an on-and-off relationship since December 2017.[8]

In April 2021, Argent underwent a sleeve gastrectomy procedure, after his weight reached 27 stone (378 lbs). [9]

See alsoEdit


As himself
Year Show Notes
2010–2018 The Only Way Is Essex Series regular
2013 Celebrity Super Spa
2011, 2013 All Star Family Fortunes Contestant; with his family
2016 Sugar Free Farm Participant
2016 The Jump Participant
2017 Celebs Go Dating Participant; 3rd series
2019 Good Morning Britain Entertainment presenter
2019 Gemma Collins: Diva Forever Main cast
2019 Celebrity Coach Trip Participant


Year Title Role Venue
2015–2016 Cinderella Dandini Kings Theatre
2018 Aladdin Abanazar Middleton Arena


  1. ^ Westbrook, Caroline. "James Argent age, career and relationship with Gemma Collins as he appears on Good Morning Britain". Metro. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ McManus, Samuel (1 October 2018). "James 'Arg' Argent is all smiles as he launches pantomime following rehab". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "TOWIE bosses confirm Arg has been AXED from the show 😱". Heat. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Towie star James Argent reported missing, police say". The Guardian. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b ITV: The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent 'safe and well'
  6. ^ Culzac, Natasha (30 August 2014). "Towie's James Argent found safe and well after being reported missing - News - People - The Independent". The Independent. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Lydia Bright admits she and ex James Argent are still 'good friends' as she shares her relationship status". OK!. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  8. ^ Elliott, Sam (4 February 2021). "Gemma Collins and James Argent 'back together and talking about marriage and having children'". OK!. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  9. ^ Whittingham, Bethany (20 April 2021). "James Argent smiles from hospital bed after life-saving gastric surgery and is 'determined to reclaim his life'". OK!. Retrieved 23 April 2021.

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