Rumours first surfaced that he and Lydia split last week, and now Arg has confirmed that he and his co-star are taking some time apart. Arg revealed that he hopes the pair can get things back on track and said: "Me and Lydia are on a bit of a break at the moment. Of course I'm hoping that we'll get back together in the near future."
She is currently travelling in Bali, while Arg has been focusing on himself and getting back in shape.
Appearing in a new video shared by TOWIE's official Twitter page (@OnlyWayIsEssex), Arg told fans he is hoping to start new series with a new look.
The Essex boy said: "Hi guys, hope you are all well and not missing TOWIE too much. Me and Lydia are taking some time apart at the moment. She's out in Bali and I'm here in Number 1 Boot Camp in Norfolk, I'm trying to shed the pounds and get myself back."
"Hopefully by the time it comes to next series, I'll be looking good," he teased. "Thanks for your continued support. Lots of love and I'll see you soon."
Fans had seen Arg embarking on a get fit mission during the last series of TOWIE. He had vowed it was time to get his weight "back under control", after revealing he had put on four stone in the last year.
Arg first revealed he was back at boot camp to kickstart his weight loss journey last month. Arg told fans: "This place feels like my 2nd home haha... @no1_bootcamp. Here's just some of the great people I've met this week, The pounds are coming off already!!!"
It seems to have done the trick as Arg's friend and boxer Ohara Davies recently credited the reality star for his efforts so far. He had gone to visit Arg at boot camp over the weekend and tweeted (7 May): "We out here, my guy @RealJamesArgent losing so much weight again."
Lydia, meanwhile, has been gushing about her recent break in Bali. She jetted off to South East Asia earlier this month, telling fans she is in "paradise."
While away, Lydia alluded to her 'break' with Arg by sharing a cryptic caption on Instagram. Alongside one of her travelling photos, Lydia had said: "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations #Indonesia #IslandLife."
She has since gone and got herself her very first tattoo. Lydia told her followers: "Ive only gone and done it. My first tattoo. It didn't hurt, much. Will post a picture tomorrow when I have a nice new manicure. #First #Tattoo."
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