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

James Argent is planning to achieve his dream of swimming the Channel after shifting 13st following stomach surgery.

The ex-cocaine addict, 34, showed off his slim body in a snap online after he dropped from 27st to 14st.

His dramatic weight loss came after he had a £10,000 gastric sleeve procedure.

Arg said: “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.

“That swim across the English Channel is on the cards.”

He added: “I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me on my journey.

“When I look in the mirror, I’m finally happy with the man looking back at me.”

Drawing comparisons between himself and singer Adele, 33, who lost at least seven stone after her divorce, the former Towie star said: “Nine months ago I dreamed of having that Adele moment and here it is.

"After being 27st, depressed and having doctors telling me I was on death row, I made the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery. I can honestly say that it was the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Arg’s “wake-up call” came when his mum Patricia wept at the sight of her “unrecognisable” son, who ballooned in weight after he substituted his drug addiction for junk food.

He admitted: “I could have been a goner, so I just knew I had to do something.”

Reality regular James has had a very public battle with his weight over the years.

He underwent a gastric sleeve surgery last April at Transform Hospital Group – nine months later, he unveiled his noticeable slimmer physique after shedding nearly half of his 27.5st body weight.

A number of fans continue to support the TOWIE star with viewers of the video hailing the transformation as "absolutely incredible."

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James Argent is an English television personality most iconically known for appearing ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 to 2019.

He has appeared in various other reality series, such as Sugar Free Farm and The Jump, and in 2019, he presented the entertainment segment on Good Morning Britain.

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