James ‘Arg’ Argent
James Argent (or ‘Arg’ as he is affectionately known to his fans) is one of the original cast members of ‘The Only Way is Essex’. His lovable personality has created a huge personal following and he has delivered some of the most memorable scenes in the show. His famous ‘bromance’ with best friend and fellow cast member Mark Wright, created countless column inches and together they undertook many magazine shoots and TV appearances.
Arg was among a small group of cast members selected to accept a BAFTA Audience Award on behalf of TOWIE in 2011, a feat that represented a huge achievement for both cast and crew.
With an amazing 1.3 million followers on Twitter, Arg has appeared on countless magazine covers and front pages, and he continues to be one of the leading draws on TOWIE. He has also appeared on top TV shows such as ‘This Morning’, ‘Daybreak’, ‘Family Fortunes’, ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Cookalong Live’, ‘Surprise, Surprise’ and ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man.’
In 2012, Arg completed the London Marathon in just over six hours in aid of Cancer Research. The following year, he was one of six leading celebrities who were selected to join the cast of Channel 5’s ‘Celebrity Super Spa’, a show that saw him help to run a beauty salon and learn how to give a range of beauty treatments, including waxing and facials!
Arg is also an accomplished singer with a love of music and theatre. His singing career remains a key passion and it has seen him perform at major venues such as The Royal Albert Hall.
He has also worked with numerous top brands, having undertaken corporate endorsements for the likes of Pizza Hut, Cadburys and Virgin Mobile (for whom he launched a new phone tariff).
His autobiography, ‘Living it Arg’, was published by Simon & Schuster on 27th March 2014, which was followed by a nationwide book tour.