James ‘Arg’ Argent reveals 9.5st weight loss as he celebrates Bonfire night

James Argent looked beamed at a fireworks night event as he displayed his nine and a half stone weight loss in a new snap.

The former The Only Way Is Essex star underwent life-saving gastric sleeve surgery earlier this year after his weight hit 27 stone during the coronavirus lockdown.

And taking to his Instagram Story on Friday night, the reality star displayed his slimmer frame as he posed with his mother while enjoying the evening.

The 33 year old wrapped up warm in a navy jacket that lined his physique, and he completed the casual look with a pair of jeans and beanie as he smiled for the camera while resting his arm around his mum.


"Love you my mum so much," James captioned the image alongside a red heart and fire emoji.

James, who has recently returned from a getaway to Marbella, has made a significant change to his health after struggling with weight last year.

The coronavirus lockdowns meant the gyms were closed, and he couldn't stick to his usual swimming schedule.

However, he decided to undergo a life-saving gastric sleeve surgery earlier this year after his weight hit 27 stone.

In a post to Instagram back in April, Arg proudly shared: "Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life. My weight loss journey has STARTED.

"I've had my gastric sleeve surgery with the incredible team at @wearetransform. I've struggled with my weight for years but I'm finally ready both physically & mentally to do something about it.

"The next few months are going to be tough but I'm determined to reclaim my life! NEW CHAPTER."

James has also been hitting the gym and eating nutritiously dense, healthy foods to lose weight.

Speaking on Steph's Packed Lunch about his weight loss journey recently, James explained: "It felt horrible, I was always extremely uncomfortable, I couldn't look at myself in the mirror.

"It felt depressing, and it just wasn't me. Now I'm starting to feel like myself again and I'm excited about what the future is going to bring."

The reality star added: "It was scary being 27 stone… It was serious, doctors were telling me how dangerous it was… I knew it was something I had to address pretty quickly."

James' TOWIE co-star Ferne McCann recently revealed that he had inspired her with his weight loss.

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