TOWIE's Arg: 'My naked bathroom selfie wasn't a publicity stunt!'

Published Thursday, Apr 3 2014, 14:29 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
TOWIE star James 'Arg' Argent has insisted that his naked selfie was not a publicity stunt ahead of the release of his autobiography.

Fans of the Essex-based reality show were slightly shocked when a nude image of Arg began circulating online last month. It showed him standing stark naked in front of a bathroom mirror taking a picture of himself.


'James 'Arg' Argent, 'This Morning' TV Programme, London, Britain. - 03 Apr 2014

© Rex Features / Steve Meddle / ITV

Arg appearing on This Morning on 3 April.

Some fans, however, did notice that the rude image appeared just as Arg was on the promotional trail for his book, Living It Arg: Tales, Tantrums and TOWIE. Coincidence?! Hmmm...

But chatting on ITV's This Morning today, Arg said: "The first thing I was upset about was that it looks like a big coincidence that it came out around a similar time as the book, and that's the reason I was annoyed."

Arg explained that he sent the picture to someone privately and also to a few friends. Are we the only ones a bit confused by that?! Does anybody else send naked selfies to pals?!

At the end of the day, however, although he was a bit annoyed he's looking on the bright side. "It's one of them things but my tan looks good in it!"

And it doesn't seem to have harmed his credibility in TOWIE. On last night's eleventh series finale we saw his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins rather proudly telling the gals they now knew the reason she always went back to him.

Even Arg's mum didn't seem too fussed, declaring, "That's my boy" when his (naughty) friends showed her the image.

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