James Argent beams as he shows off his 9.5 stone weight loss in a baggy shirt – after having gastric sleeve fitted

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James ‘Arg’ Argent looked as happy as ever on Thursday as he wore a baggy shirt that swallowed him up after his incredible nine-and-a-half weight loss.

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The 33-year-old former TOWIE star had a gastric sleeve fit earlier this year and has been losing weight since then.

After weighing in at 27 stones, doctors ordered James to ‘lose the weight or die’.

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Before: Doctors Ordered James to 'Lose Weight or Die' After Losing Weight at 27 Stones;  picture 2019

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SLIMNED: James ‘Arg’ Argent looked as happy as ever on Thursday as he wore a baggy shirt that swelled after his incredible nine-and-a-half stone weight loss; perfect picture 2019

James looked like a different man in the snap, wearing a baggy red patterned shirt, white jeans and black loafers.

He was smiling in the photo, while his grown black hair was parted in the middle.

The reality star has been very open about her weight loss journey and took to Instagram after her surgery Earlier this year: ‘Back to solid foods. I am pleased with the results, 5 1/2 Stone Weight Loss so far! Thanks to team @wearetransform who are guiding me on how to add solids back in my diet.

‘I’m aiming to stick to nutrient-packed foods as part of a balanced diet to help me reach my weight loss goals.’

Weight Loss Journey: James had a gastric sleeve fit earlier this year and has been losing weight ever since;  Pictured in April 2021

Weight Loss Journey: James had a gastric sleeve fit earlier this year and has been losing weight ever since; Pictured in April 2021

In June, the reality star appeared at Steph’s Packed Lunch where she talked about her weight loss journey.

He explained: ‘It looked awful, I was always extremely uncomfortable, I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror.

‘It felt depressing and it just wasn’t me. Now I feel like myself again and I am excited about what the future brings.

The reality star continued: ‘It was scary to be 27 stoned… it was serious, the doctors were telling me how dangerous it was… I knew it was something I had to address very quickly.’

He rose to 27th place during the lockdown and previously said he wanted to lose 10th overall but now he wants to lose 15th, more than half of his previous body weight.

James reportedly expects to ‘lose at least one stone every month between now and 2022’ and enlisted the help of close friend and fitness fanatic Mark Wright.

Mark, 34, has told James that “he can join him at the gym whenever he wants”.

A source told The Sun, ‘It’s a lot, but he is determined to do it because he is feeling very well after the operation. He is getting a lot of support from Mark.

The newspaper said that James has thrown away all of his size XXL clothing to keep himself motivated on his weight loss journey.

A friend told the newspaper: ‘James has never felt better in his life and the weight has dropped faster than he expected. This made him realize that he could lose even more weight, so he plans to just go for it.

‘The only downside is that she has to buy a whole new wardrobe. But he’s putting off items he no longer wears or that sinks him, so he’s not tempted to pile back on the pounds. James is making a change for life.’

The reality star’s next ambition is to swim the English Channel and also hopes to run a marathon.

Depressed: He explained at Steph's packed lunch in June: 'It felt awful, I was always extremely uncomfortable, I couldn't look at myself in the mirror';  photo in 2019

Depressed: He explained at Steph’s packed lunch in June: ‘It felt awful, I was always extremely uncomfortable, I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror’; photo in 2019

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