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James Argent rocks a bold summer look as he smokes a cigar during Greek getaway

James ‘Arg’ Argent has said that he ‘finally has a positive view of himself’ as he rocked a vibrant fruit-print shirt in sunny snaps from Greece on Wednesday.

The reality star, 34 – who shed 14 stone after having gastric sleeve surgery – was in full holiday mode as he snapped a selfie in bold orange-tinted shades, holding onto a cigar.

The former TOWIE favourite also posed with former show alum Jake Hall, 31, as the pair enjoyed a meal at a restaurant. 

Fun in the sun: James ‘Arg’ Argent has said that he ‘finally has a positive view of himself’ as he rocked a vibrant fruit-print shirt in sunny snaps from Greece on Wednesday

A third snap showed James in the fun summery button-up, donning matching shorts, as he sat on a sunbed at the beach. 

In the caption, the star opened up about feeling more confident in his fashion following the recent weight loss. 

Arg wrote: ‘I truly accept & trust myself, I really have a sense of control in my life. I know my strengths & weaknesses well, I finally have a positive view of myself.

‘I like being different & I can handle criticism. Not everyone is going to like my style or the way I dress but I’ve lost 14 stone in weight so I’m entitled to wear whatever the hell I want.’ 

Pose: The reality star, 34 - who shed 14 stone after having gastric sleeve surgery - was in full holiday mode as he snapped a selfie in bold orange-tinted shades, holding onto a cigar

Pose: The reality star, 34 – who shed 14 stone after having gastric sleeve surgery – was in full holiday mode as he snapped a selfie in bold orange-tinted shades, holding onto a cigar

Pals: The former TOWIE favourite also posed with former show alum Jake Hall, 31, as the pair enjoyed a meal at a restaurant

Pals: The former TOWIE favourite also posed with former show alum Jake Hall, 31, as the pair enjoyed a meal at a restaurant

'I really have a sense of control in my life': In the caption, the star opened up about feeling more confident in his fashion following the recent weight loss

‘I really have a sense of control in my life’: In the caption, the star opened up about feeling more confident in his fashion following the recent weight loss

Jake, who is also enjoying a Mykonos getaway with the star, showed his support in the comments. 

‘Amazing words mate,’ he wrote.

TOWIE star Joey Essex, 31, added: ‘Rule number 1…become who you really are.’

Talk show host Alan Carr, 46, also took to social media to hype James up with a slew of fire emojis.

'Amazing words mate': Jake, who is also enjoying a Mykonos getaway with the star, showed his support in the comments, alongside Arg's celebrity friends

‘Amazing words mate’: Jake, who is also enjoying a Mykonos getaway with the star, showed his support in the comments, alongside Arg’s celebrity friends  

James also posed with his pals after jetting to Greece for their wedding last week.

Former TOWIE star James shed a total of 14 stone after having gastric sleeve surgery and he showed off his slim physique as he posed in a patterned shirt and linen trousers, sharing some pictures on his Instagram Stories.

The wedding singer was in good spirits, laughing and smiling as he stood alongside his friends in a bar on the island of Mykonos.

He later shared a video of himself basking in the warm sunshine as he was driven across the island with the roof of the car down, panning the camera around to show the beautiful views. 

Svelte: James looked slimmer than ever after his 14 stone weight loss as he posed with his pals after jetting to Greece for their wedding last week

Svelte: James looked slimmer than ever after his 14 stone weight loss as he posed with his pals after jetting to Greece for their wedding last week

James has been open and honest regarding his battle with binge eating, having once weighed 27 stone before having a gastric sleeve fitted last year.

The reality star’s trip to Greece comes after he recently returned to the UK after enjoying a sun-filled getaway to Spain with his pals.

He was earlier seen dancing with his ex-girlfriend Lydia Bright’s lookalike sister Romana at Olivia’s La Cala restaurant in Málaga.

The star, who split from Lydia, 31, in 2016 after a seven year romance, joined her younger sister at Fern Hawkins’ hen do ahead of her wedding to Premier League footballer Harry Maguire. 

The pair took the floor by storm, with James spinning Romana, 18, around the venue after his performance with The Arg Band, at the bash.

Speaking to MailOnline, he previously said his career will now be focused on his true passion and gigging with The Arg Band in Marbella is where he feels happiest.

In an exclusive interview James, who last appeared on ITVBe show TOWIE in 2018, said: ‘As much as I love doing all the stuff on TV, I’m really passionate about and my bread and butter is my band and all my singing gigs.’

Bond: The star, who split from Lydia Bright, 31, in 2016 after a seven year romance, has remained close to Lydia's family (Arg and Lydia pictured together in July 2021)

Bond: The star, who split from Lydia Bright, 31, in 2016 after a seven year romance, has remained close to Lydia’s family (Arg and Lydia pictured together in July 2021)

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