James Argent says he’s lost two stone after overhauling lifestyle following lockdown weight gain
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James Argent has revealed he lost two stone after gaining weight in lockdown.
The 32 yer old former The Only Way Is Essex star weighted 18 stone seven pounds last year, but after a stint in rehab the star lost five stone.
However, James revealed he gained the weight back during lockdown. After a chance meet with juicing guru Jason Vale last month, James has lost two stone once again and vows to keep up his new lifestyle.
He said: “I feel incredible and I’m determined to lose even more weight.
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“I met Jason on the off chance and he called my bluff when I said I’d book in. So the next day I bought my flights and flew to his resort in Portugal. All I drank for a fortnight was juices.”
He continued to The Sun Online: “It was the best thing I’ve ever done. I’ve struggled with my weight for years but this has really changed my outlook. I’m free from drink and drugs still, which is a huge achievement. And making sure I lose weight and get healthier is an ongoing goal.
“I saw pictures of myself on the beach when lockdown ended and I came to Spain. I was shocked by how I looked.
“Now I just never want to go back to feeling that way.”
It comes after James, who was “devastated” over Gemma Collins’ miscarriage, split from his on-off girlfriend Gemma.
A source told The Sun Online: “Arg went to Spain and he told Gemma that he wants to go back there forever and be in an open relationship like Jada and Will.
“Gemma is completely shocked and has been left absolutely heartbroken, especially after sticking by him for so long.
“He said that he wants to stay in Spain for good which is worrying as he is known to have suffered relapses there in the past.
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“Gemma was devastated by the conversation and decided to end their relationship entirely – she feels like she had no choice but to walk away.”
The GC is now reported to have moved on with a new man, and is said to be dating millionaire Nadir Gul.
A source told The Sun: “Gemma’s had a really tough time since her split with Arg but Nadir, who owns a pair of restaurants in Essex, has put a massive smile on her face.
“He has asked her out on a date and seems smitten with her. The GC has been telling people Nadir is her dream man and said she finds him drop-dead gorgeous.
“It’s still early days for them but her friends are just pleased to see her happy and smiling again.
“Gemma is an independent woman but she has longed to find the right man and settle down properly.
“She can see a future with Nadir — she feels like she has been dreaming of this for so long.”
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