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The Only Way is Essex star James Argent, who was reported missing, has apologised for worrying his fans, friends and family.
The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex has spoken to co-star James Argent on the phone after he was reported missing.
The Only Way is Essex stars Gemma Collins and Georgia Kousoulou have tweeted:
The Only Way is Essex star James Argent has made contact with his mother to confirm that he is safe and well, his agent has told ITV News.
The reality TV star had been reported missing after failing to turn up to an airport for a flight on Friday morning.
Former The Only Way is Essex star Sam Faiers has tweeted:
James Argent's agent said The Only Way is Essex star failed to turn up at an airport on Friday morning to catch a flight for work abroad.
The missing star of The Only Way Is Essex James Argent is expected to appear in the next season of TOWIE due to be aired on new channel ITVBe in October.
He shot to fame when he joined the TOWIE cast along with his best friend Mark Wright when the series first aired in 2010.
Since then he has seen his stock rise including collecting the show's Bafta Audience Award in 2011, amassing 1.4 million followers on Twitter and appearing on a host of chat shows.
In 2012, he completed the London Marathon in a little over six hours in aid of Cancer Research.
The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent has not made any contact with friends or family since 3am on Friday morning, police said.
Police said they were "increasingly concerned for his wellbeing" and asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police.
The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent has been reported missing after last being seen at around 3am on Friday morning, police said.
Officers in Redbridge are growing increasingly concerned for the reality TV star's welfare after he was last seen at his home in Woodford Green, Essex, on Friday morning.
He is known to frequent the Brentwood area and nightclubs in Redbridge, but has not made any contact with friends or family since his disappearance.
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The Only Way is Essex Star James Argent said he was "sorry" after going missing and sparking a police manhunt.