Christmas can be a pretty difficult time of the year when you’re away from your nearest and dearest, right? So spare a thought for TOWIE’s James ‘Arg’ Argent , who’s taken the very brave decision to spend the festive period in rehab.
A scary prospect, we’re sure you’d agree – but luckily James seems to be surrounded with lots of lovely people in his life, including his on-off girlfriend, Lydia Bright, as well as best pal Mark Wright and his fiancée Michelle Keegan – all of whom sent him presents this year.
Arg, who didn’t appear in the TOWIE Christmas Special this year, thanked all his friends and well-wishers on Twitter for their kind thoughts, promising to ‘#BeBackSoon’.
That’s the spirit, Arg!
He tweeted: ‘Merry Xmas everyone & thanks for all the lovely tweets. Not quite what I planned but one certainly i will never forget! BeBackSoon Love Arg’.
He also gave a shout-out to Mark, Michelle and Lydia, as well as Lydia’s family:
And just as the Brights weren’t far from James’ thoughts this Christmas, he wasn’t far from theirs either. Lydia’s Mum, Debbie – who’s always famously fought James’ corner on the show – revealed on Twitter that she was sipping prosecco and listening to his Christmas album:
Arg has been through a difficult time this year. In the summer, he sparked a police search after he failed to get onto a flight to Majorca after a night out, and in October he was suspended from TOWIE – officially for ‘persistent lateness’, but some speculated it was because of his cocaine use.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that he’d been axed from an upcoming TV talent show, as well as the TOWIE Christmas special because of his partying.
However, Arg seems to be putting this all behind him now, so good for him!
Chin up, Arg!
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