James 'Arg' Argent thanks fans campaigning for his TOWIE return

Published Tuesday, Feb 17 2015, 09:48 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
James 'Arg' Argent has spoken out and thanked fans who have been campaigning for his return to The Only Way Is Essex.

Last autumn, Arg was suspended from TOWIE after several incidents of concerning behaviour and he later checked himself into rehab.

James 'Arg' Argent enjoy dinner with Mark Wright at Sheesh Chigwell - 9 February 2015

© Twitter / @realjamesargent

Arg is looking fitter and healthier after rehab

Since Christmas, however, the reality star has emerged a new man and looks dramatically thinner and healthier after embarking on a healthy lifestyle regime.

Yesterday, during an appearance on This Morning, Lydia Bright revealed that the cast are "praying" her ex-boyfriend will be allowed to return to TOWIE sometime during the forthcoming series - and it seems his fans are doing the same.

Last night, Arg retweeted several of his followers who are keen to see him on their screens again. One said: "I don't ask for the moon or stars just that @RealJamesArgent is gonna be coming back to TOWIE."

Another added: "@RealJamesArgent there is no TOWIE without Arg." One fan told him: "Cant wait for the new @TOWIE, I really hope @RealJamesArgent is back in it." After reading this message, Arg replied: "Thank you, So do I! Lol x."

The Only Way Is Essex' cast arrive to film at the Freedom Bar in Wardour Street

© WENN / Mario Mitsis

Arg prior to his suspension

Jazz singer Arg first sparked concern in August when he failed to turn up for a pre-booked flight to Majorca. The Met Police launched a missing persons appeal and his TOWIE co-stars were frantic with worry, but thankfully he was found asleep in a hotel room.

Weeks later, it emerged Arg had got so drunk on a flight to Ibiza with his TOWIE co-stars that he'd vomited down his shirt. TOWIE bosses later decided to suspend the star and he didn't appear in the Christmas special.

When asked if Arg will be returning, a TOWIE rep told Reveal: "No decisions have been made yet."

TOWIE: Are you looking forward to series 14?
YES - Bring back the Essex drama!70.73%
NO - I'm so over it...19.60%
Hmm... I'll reserve judgment until the series starts.9.67%