James Argent: Doctors told me my life is at risk if I don't lose weight
James Argent joined the Loose Women to open up about his decision to undergo gastric surgery after doctors told him he would die if he didn't lose weight.
Speaking with the panel about his battle with addiction and an eating disorder, the TOWIE star said: "I am one year and one month clean and sober so I always knew that 2020 for me, my main objective and main goal was to reach that huge milestone. That’s been amazing for me and I am proud to say that, however I have really struggled during lockdown."
"I was regularly going boxing before to the local boxing gym, I was regularly swimming and I just really struggled," he explained.
"I have always struggled with my weight... it’s not a recent thing," Arg continued. "It's not like I have just suddenly put on lots of weight and now I want to drastically do something about it and get weight loss surgery. I have been struggling since I was a teenager but I have particularly found it hard recently."
"I am the biggest I have ever been but I want to do something about it and I want to do something about it once and for all. I want to get back to my best and come back in a big way."
Watch his chat with the Loose Women in the video above and catch the rest of the show on the ITV Hub.