TOWIE star James Arg Argent is the second celebrity eliminated from The Jump

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TOWIE star James Arg Argent became the second celebrity to be eliminated from The Jump.

His time on the slopes came to an end last night, as Arg failed to beat his celebrity co-stars in the jump off.

He jumped the shortest distance of 8.6m (landing on his bum instead of his feet), meaning his time in the competition was forced to come to an end.

James Arg Argent eliminated from The Jump
7 February

© Channel 4/Supplied by WENN

Arg had taken on the likes of Brian McFadden, Made In Chelsea's Mark-Francis Vandelli and Sid Owen on the ski jump, but found himself making the shortest distance - even if it was a personal best for himself!

Following his exit, Arg had joked to host Davina McCall: "I think my mum will be pretty pleased if I go home this week."

He later took to Twitter telling fans he was "gutted" to be out of the winter sports competition, but he was proud to have made it as far as he did.

Arg tweeted: "Obviously gutted & disappointed but I genuinely didn't think I'd make it into the 2nd week! I didn't back out of anything & tried my best!

"So much support from My Family, Friends & all of you guys! #TheJump has been an amazing experience! Happy to come home to Essex in 1 piece!

"So proud to take part in #TheJump 2016 Can't believe I even made it to the 2nd week lol!"

He also received a slew of support from his TOWIE co-stars after the result, including Arg's girlfriend Lydia Bright who gushed she was "very proud" of her boyfriend.

James Arg Argent eliminated from The Jump
7 February

© Channel 4/Supplied by WENN

Arg's exit comes after he competed in the Snow Cross event. The Snow Cross saw the debut of The Wanted star Tom Parker as he stepped in to replace Rebecca Adlington.

Following a nasty fall that saw her dislocate her shoulder, Rebecca was forced to pull out of The Jump. She wasn't the only one who has had to exit early due to injury as Holby City star Tina Hobley recently revealed she too has quit after dislocating and breaking her elbow in two places.

At the time, Tina said: "I've been invited back to compete next year and I really hope I can do that... I am in a lot of pain and I'm very upset to be leaving in these circumstances. This fall wasn't my fault and as I was doing so well in the competition, it's very frustrating."

Tina had been practicing on the ski jump, but was left injured after the landing area was not cleared in time.

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle has also been forced to quit, after injuring her back. Beth had to be airlifted to hospital following an accident on the slopes and Davina revealed she is now undergoing 'routine surgery.'

We wish them all a speedy recovery!

See how Arg's TOWIE co-stars reacted to his exit:



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