He recently underwent gastric sleeve surgery after his weight gained to 27 pounds and showed a much-slimmed-down frame in recent days.
And James ‘Arg’ Argent showed off his four-stone weight loss when he attended a celebrity charity soccer game on Saturday hosted by Saffron Lempriere at Billericay Town Football Club.
The former TOWIE star, 33, was spotted talking to a mysterious blonde who resembled his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins.
Looking good: James ‘Arg’ Argent showed his four-stone weight loss when he attended a charity football game hosted by Saffron Lempriere at Billericay Town Football Club on Saturday
James cut a casual figure for the day, wearing a light blue shirt with light gray pants and brown boots.
Arg was later spotted chatting with a mysterious blonde in the VIP booth after the game.
The pair looked cheerful as Arg’s female friend gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
Former West Ham player Paul Konchesky, TOWIE’s Harry Lee and comedian Man Like Haks also took to the field to help the Mind charity in Central and Northeast Essex.
Event: The former TOWIE star, 33, was seen chatting with a mysterious blonde who bore a resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins
Smooch: The pair looked cheerful when Arg’s female friend gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek
In addition to the mentally healthy charity, Dogs Trust in Basildon, Harp Homelessness in Southend and Haven House Children’s Hospice will also benefit from the fundraising.
So far, the events that just gave a page have raised £ 3,160 for charity fundraising.
It comes after James discussed slimming after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery and said he is “satisfied” with his progress.
The former TOWIE star talked about his weight and losing four stones during a performance on Channel 4’s Steph’s Lunchbox on Tuesday, where he showed off his slimmer figure.
Relaxed: James has a casual figure for the day, wearing a light blue shirt with light gray pants and brown boots
Cozy: The couple put their arms around each other when they appeared to be posing for a photo
Lookalike: James’ girlfriend looked like his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins
He reflected: ‘I am now four stones lighter. It’s a really good start. Four of the eleven or twelve stones may seem like a drop in an ocean, but I’m glad I’ve already made progress.
‘I already feel so much happier, I already feel healthier, I am lighter in my toes, I have more self-confidence. I really love life right now. ‘
James also spoke about how he weighed 27 stones prior to his surgery, saying he felt ‘awful’ during menstruation.
He explained: ‘It felt awful, I always felt extremely uncomfortable, I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror.
Fundraising: In addition to the mentally healthy charity, Dogs Trust in Basildon, Harp Homelessness in Southend and Haven House Children’s Hospice will also benefit from the fundraising
It felt depressing and it just wasn’t me. Now I am starting to feel like myself again and I am excited about what the future will bring. ‘
The reality star continued, “It was scary to be 27 stone … It was serious, doctors told me how dangerous it was … I knew it was something I needed to tackle pretty quickly.”
Arg is currently on a mission to lose six stones by Christmas after surgery on the stomach tube.
James reportedly hopes to ‘lose at least one brick every month between now and 2022’ and will enlist the help of close friend and fitness buff Mark Wright.
Mark, 34, has told James ‘he can go to the gym with him whenever he wants’.
Transformed: In 2015 (photo left), the star was the thinnest he’d ever been after losing four stones, but had since seen his weight rise again
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s a lot, but he’s determined to do it because he feels so much healthier after his surgery. He gets a lot of support from Mark. ‘
Mark has reportedly given James not only exercise advice, but also tips for following a healthy eating regimen.
James is ready to accept Mark’s offer and join him at the gym ‘soon’.
Arg recently took to Instagram to share a photo of himself wrapped in a towel while on a lido explaining to fans how he takes care of himself after surgery.
He wrote: “It is extremely important that I continue to take good care of myself, not only physically but also mentally, after such a major surgery and life change!”
Staying Healthy: Earlier this month, Arg took to Instagram to share a photo of himself wrapped in a towel while on a lido, explaining to fans how he takes care of himself after his surgery