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|Born||James David Thomas Argent
5 December 1987
Waltham Forest, Leytonstone, England
|Television||The Only Way Is Essex (2010—)
Celebrity Super Spa (2013)
Sugar Free Farm (2016)
The Jump (2016)
|Relatives||Martin Argent (father)
Patricia Argent (mother)
James David Thomas "Arg" Argent (born 5 December 1987) is an English television personality.
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 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 grandfather came from Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon and his grandmother from Kildare.
In August 2014, Argent was reported missing from his home when he failed to show up for a scheduled flight; however, he was found just over 24 hours later 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 The Only Way Is Essex after failing a drugs test. He attended rehab over Christmas 2014. He returned to The Only Way Is Essex in 2015, he has lost weight and is a reformed character of his former self.
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.
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 ran from December 2015 until January 2016.
|2010—||The Only Way Is Essex||Himself||Main cast (Currently on hiatus)|
|2013||Celebrity Super Spa||Himself|
|2011, 2013||All Star Family Fortunes||Himself||Contestant (TOWIE vs. Benidorm), Argent family|
|2016||Sugar Free Farm||Himself||Participant|
- "'The girls are going to love it': James 'Arg' Argent shows off his 2st weight loss after TOWIE men do Men's Health challenge".
- "James Argent hands Gemma Collins's aerobics class".
- "Towie star James Argent reported missing, police say". The Guardian. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- ITV: The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent 'safe and well'
- 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.