TOWIE's James Arg Argent bans himself from social media: "It's tough!"

Published Friday, Aug 7 2015, 12:55 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
TOWIE's James Arg Argent has confessed he is prone to FOBO (the fear of being offline) after banning himself from all social media for 48 hours.

No internet. No Twitter. No Instagram. No Facebook. No WhatsApp. Nothing.

Sounds like a nightmare, right?!

James Arg Argent appears on This Morning, ITV
7 August


While we're pretty sure we'd get a major case of FOBO if we ever went tee total on social media, Arg was confident he could go without his phone and its Wi-Fi for two whole days.

Putting himself on a social media ban for 48 hours, the reality star documented how he got on for ITV's This Morning and chatting to Rochelle and Marvin Humes about his experiment live on air earlier today, Arg admitted: "It was pretty tough!"

Thanks to going without his trusty mobile, Arg revealed he had no idea former One Direction star Zayn Malik had split with Perrie Edwards (his mum had to tell him! Say what?) and he had to go without wishing his friends a happy birthday as he couldn't send any tweets.

Just that has us instantly feeling sorry for the Essex boy, but Arg revealed his co-star girlfriend Lydia Bright (who he has been dating for seven years now) had no sympathy.

"I'm dying to know what's going on," he said. "Lydia is always constantly in front of me on her phone looking at social media, the gossip and pictures."

He added: "Usually out of all my mates and stuff, I'd be the one that doesn't need to look at my phone all the time... I'm always having a go at people for being on their phones and stuff, but when it's taken away from you it is a bit of a shock to the system... You do get a bit bored, it's nice to have a little check up and everyone gets a bit nosey, you want to see what's going on."

Rochelle and Marvin revealed on average, Arg tweets 11 times a day (including retweets), 361 times in a month and on 8 July, he tweeted 52 times.

They seemed pretty shocked at Arg's stats, but he was quick to say: "Lydia's much worse! She was supposed to do what I've done, but she refused to do it!"

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