The Jump 2016: meet James ‘Arg’ Argent

The Only Way Is Essex star swaps one reality show for another in the hope of keeping the Cowbell trophy in Essex

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Name: James ‘Arg’ Argent

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Age: 28

Twitter: @RealJamesArgent

Famous, why? Appeaing on The Only Way Is Essex since its launch in 2010

Bio: James Argent – better known as Arg – has been with TOWIE since the beginning, his various on-screen antics making him a firm favourite with fans. He’s in a relationship with fellow cast member Lydia Bright. Arg was suspended from the show for a period in 2014 after failing a drugs test. He’s also done some panto work and appeared on Channel 5’s Celebrity Super Spa. 

If Arg were to win he’d be returning Cowbell glory to Essex, as former TOWIE star Joey Essex ski jumped his way to victory last year.

It looks like all the ski training may be taking its toll – fellow competitor Beth Tweddle has tweeted this sleepy snap:

Then: Training for the marathon on TOWIE

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Now: singing on Lorraine