James Argent plans to swim English Channel after huge 13 stone weight loss

James 'Arg' Argent has said swimming the English Channel is "on the cards" following his 13 stone weight loss.

The 34 year old, who recently revealed his gruelling workout regime in a video, underwent a gastric sleeve surgery in April 2021, helping shed the weight over the last nine months.

Now, the former TOWIE star has declared he could be set to complete his challenge of swimming the English Channel – which he first attempted to do in 2019.

Speaking to his 821,000 followers on his Instagram, he shared: “Since my surgery, I’ve followed the advice and stuck to a healthy diet with smaller portion sizes.

“I’ve also been training in the gym to make me stronger."

James, who recently flaunted his weight loss in photos as he went topless for a swim, added: “That swim across the English Channel is on the cards.”

Reality star James was just one of the celebrities who attempted to swim the English Channel back in 2019 in order to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

Love Islander Wes Nelson, Sprinter Linford Christie, Coronation Street star Sair Khan, comedian Alex Brooker, Blue singer Simon Webbe, Hollyoaks actress Rachel Adedeji, presenter Diana Louise Jordan, Olympian Tessa Sanderson and long-jump champion Greg Rutherford all joined the pair on the challenge, but were left devastated when they were forced to give up on the attempt just four miles away from reaching the shores of France.

In the Instagram post he shared, he went on to explain that he got his "Adele moment".

He penned alongside before and after snaps of his transformation: “9 months ago I dreamed of having THAT @adele moment & here it is.

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“After being 27 stone, depressed and having doctors telling me I was on “death row” I made the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery with @wearetransform which reduced the size of my stomach and limited how much I could eat. I’ve since lost a total of 13 stone and now weigh 14 stone which surpassed all expectations. I’ve never felt happier or healthier.”

James went on: “I can honestly say that it was the best decision I've ever made. It spurred me on to be serious about my eating habits and exercise.

“Since my surgery, I’ve followed the advice from the team at Transform Hospital Group and stuck to a healthy diet with smaller portion sizes. I’ve also been training in the gym to make my body stronger. That swim across the English Channel is still on the cards.

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“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me on my weight loss journey. When I look in the mirror, I’m finally happy with the man looking back at me.”

James concluded the post saying that he’s starting this year as “the best version of (himself)”, and described his future as “looking bright”.

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