TOWIE's Arg on Gemma Collins: "I've been a shoulder to cry on"

Published Wednesday, Feb 19 2014, 11:15 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
TOWIE's James 'Arg' Argent has spoken about co-star Gemma Collins' shock split from her fiancé Rami Hawash.

Arg explained that he's been a shoulder to cry on for Gemma after she confirmed her split from Rami on (24 January), just four weeks after the pair got engaged on Christmas Day.

TOWIE's Gemma Collins and James 'Arg' Argent ahead of their photo shoot. (7 February).

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"Gemma's a good friend of mine, she's a very, very good friend of mine," said Arg on ITV's Daybreak this morning (19 February). "She's been through a tough time recently."

Gemma and Arg have always been good friends, but the couple also enjoyed a brief romance in 2012, and it's clear that they've still got a close bond.

"She was engaged and then she recently broke up with her fiancé," Arg continued. "I've been a bit of a shoulder to cry on but we are better suited as friends. No reunion.

"I'm having a bit of fun and my status is currently single. [There's] no one special at the moment."

TOWIE star James 'Arg' Argent on Daybreak (19 February).


Although Arg spent Valentine's Day alone last Friday, he did have a well-wisher from the other side of the world.

"I didn't receive any Valentine's cards this year, I didn't receive any flowers. But there's a girl that I'm talking to who's quite a nice girl and she text me 'would I be her Valentine' all the way from New Zealand, so I was quite chuffed with that."

We bet you were Arg!

Arg is back for TOWIE's 11th series, which will kick off this Sunday (23 February) at 10pm on ITV2.

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