James Argent

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James Argent
Born James David T Argent
(1987-12-05) 5 December 1987 (age 27)
Waltham Forest, Leytonstone, London, England, UK
Residence Chigwell, Essex, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Television personality, singer, Radio DJ
Years active 2010-present
Television The Only Way Is Essex (2010-present)
Religion Catholic
Relatives Martin Argent (father)
Patricia Argent (mother)

James David T "Arg" Argent (born 5 December 1987 in Waltham Forest, Greater London)[1] is an English television personality, singer, and radio DJ.

Argent has been a cast member of ITV2's The Only Way Is Essex since its first series in 2010. Argent also joined Hospital Radio as a host.

Early life[edit]

Argent was born on 5 December 1987 in Waltham Forest, London, England and is of partial Irish ancestry. In 2002, at the age of 16, he won a Kenny Award at Essex's answer[2] for Oscar theatres. He is the son of Martin and Patricia Argent. In 1992, when he was four years old, Argent moved to Essex with his parents. He has lots of Irish uncles, aunties and cousins in Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon as well as Kildare and Dublin. His grandather came from Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon and his grandmother from Kildare.

Personal life[edit]

Argent attended Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford. Argent began acting and singing in 2002 after winning The Kenny Award at the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford, East London.

In August 2014, Argent was reported missing from his home[3] when he failed to show up for a scheduled flight;[4] however, he was found just over 24 hours later[5] and tweeted "Hi I'm so sorry to have worried everyone. I'm fine and safe but again can't apologise enough."

In October 2014 Argent was suspended from TOWIE due to failing a drugs test. [4]

He attended rehab over Christmas 2014. He returned to TOWIE in 2015, he has lost weight and is a reformed character of his former self.

Argent is in a relationship with Lydia Bright.


The Only Way Is Essex[edit]

Since 2010, Argent has been a cast member of the ITV2 reality series The Only Way Is Essex. He had appeared in series 1 with his girlfriend Lydia Bright, who also appeared in series 2 and is also best friends with fellow TOWIE cast member Mark Wright. Finally, Argent opened his own theatre during at the studios in Essex on TOWIE Live in December 2012.

Loose Women[edit]

Argent has also appeared in Loose Women from 2011 to 13 performing Frankie Valli's song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and Frank Sinatra's "That's Life".

Celebrity Super Spa[edit]

In late 2013, Argent participated in the first series of the Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Super Spa with Helen Flanagan, Rustie Lee, John Burton-Race, Jody Latham and Yvette Fielding.


In July 2015 it was announced that Argent would make his first pantomime appearance in Cinderella at the Kings Theatre, Southsea. He was cast as Dandini. The production is due to start in December 2015.


Year Show Role Note
2013 Celebrity Super Spa Himself
2012, 2015 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Himself Guest
2011, 2013 Loose Women Himself
2011 Gordon's Christmas Cookalong Live Himself Guest
2011, 2013 All Star Family Fortunes Himself Contestant (TOWIE vs. Benidorm), Argent family
2011 Britain's Got More Talent Himself Guest
2010—present The Only Way Is Essex Himself Main cast
2010 Popatron Himself
2010 The 50 Funniest Moments of 2010 Himself Guest
2014 Weekend Himself Guest
2015 Through the Keyhole Himself Celebrity Homeowner


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