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James Argent shows off his four stone weight loss as he cosies up with Gemma Collins lookalike

He recently underwent gastric sleeve surgery after his weight creeped up to 27 stone and had been displaying a much slimmed-down frame in recent days.

And James ‘Arg’ Argent showed off his four stone weight loss as he attended a celebrity charity football match hosted by Saffron Lempriere at Billericay Town Football Club on Saturday. 

The former TOWIE star, 33, was seen chatting to a mystery blonde who bore a resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins.

Looking good: James ‘Arg’ Argent showed off his four stone weight loss as he attended a celebrity charity football match hosted by Saffron Lempriere at Billericay Town Football Club on Saturday

James cut a casual figure for the day, sporting a pale blue shirt with light grey trousers and brown boots.

Arg was later seen chatting with a mystery blonde in the VIP stand after the match.

The pair looked in good spirits with Arg’s female pal seen giving him a hug and a kiss on the cheek. 

Also taking to the pitch in aid of the mental health charity Mind in Mid and North-East Essex were former West Ham player Paul Konchesky, TOWIE’s Harry Lee, and comedian Man Like Haks.

Event: The former TOWIE star, 33, was seen chatting to a mystery blonde who bore a resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins

Event: The former TOWIE star, 33, was seen chatting to a mystery blonde who bore a resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins

Smooch: The pair looked in good spirits with Arg's female pal seen giving him a hug and a kiss on the cheek

Smooch: The pair looked in good spirits with Arg’s female pal seen giving him a hug and a kiss on the cheek

As well as the mental healthy charity, Dogs Trust in Basildon, Harp Homelessness in Southend and Haven House Children’s Hospice will also benefit from the fundraiser.

So far on the events just giving page, £3,160 has been raised for the collection of charities.

It comes after James discussed slimming down after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, saying he is ‘pleased’ with his progress.

The former TOWIE star talked about his weight and losing four stone during an appearance on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch on Tuesday, where he showed his slimmer figure.

Laid back: James cut a casual figure for the day, sporting a pale blue shirt with light grey trousers and brown boots

Attendees: Also taking to the pitch in aid of the mental health charity Mind in Mid and North-East Essex were former West Ham player Paul Konchesky, TOWIE's Harry Lee, and comedian Man Like Haks

Laid back: James cut a casual figure for the day, sporting a pale blue shirt with light grey trousers and brown boots

Cosy: The pair wrapped their arms around each other as they appeared to pose for a photo

Cosy: The pair wrapped their arms around each other as they appeared to pose for a photo

Lookalike: James' female friend bore a resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins

Lookalike: James’ female friend bore a resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins

He reflected: ‘I’m four stone lighter now. It’s a really good start. Four stone out of 11 or 12 might seem like a drop in the ocean but I’m pleased I’ve made progress already.

‘I feel so much happier already, I feel healthier already, I’m lighter on my toes, I’m more confident. I’m really loving life at the moment.’

James also spoke about how weighing 27 stone prior to his surgery, saying he ‘felt horrible’ during the period.

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

Fundraiser: As well as the mental healthy charity, Dogs Trust in Basildon, Harp Homelessness in Southend and Haven House Children's Hospice will also benefit from the fundraiser

Fundraiser: As well as the mental healthy charity, Dogs Trust in Basildon, Harp Homelessness in Southend and Haven House Children’s Hospice will also benefit from the fundraiser

‘It felt depressing and it just wasn’t me. Now I’m starting to feel like myself again and I’m excited about what the future is going to bring.’

The reality star went on: ‘It was scary being 27 stone… It was serious, doctors were telling me how dangerous it was… I knew it was something I had to address pretty quickly.’

Arg is currently on a mission to lose six stone by Christmas after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery.

James reportedly hopes to ‘lose at least a stone every month between now and 2022’ and will enlist the help of close friend and fitness fanatic Mark Wright.

Mark, 34, has told James ‘he can join him over the gym anytime he likes’.

Transformed: In 2015 (pictured left) the star was the slimmest he'd ever been after losing four stone

Transformed: Arg saw his weight creep back up ahead of his gastric sleeve, (pictured in March)

Transformed: In 2015 (pictured left) the star was the slimmest he’d ever been after losing four stone, but had since seen his weight creep back up

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s a lot but he’s determined to do it because he is feeling so much healthier following his operation. He’s been getting a lot of support from Mark.’

Mark has reportedly been offering James not only exercise advise but also tips for following a healthy eating regime.

James is set to take Mark on on his offer and join him in the gym ‘soon’. 

Arg recently took to Instagram to share a snap of himself wrapped in a towel while at a lido as he explained to fans how he’s taking care of himself after surgery.

He penned: ‘It is extremely important that I continue to take good care of myself not just physically but mentally as well, After such a big operation & life change!’

Staying healthy: Earlier this month, Arg took to Instagram to share a snap of himself wrapped in a towel while at a lido as he explained to fans how he's taking care of himself after his surgery

Staying healthy: Earlier this month, Arg took to Instagram to share a snap of himself wrapped in a towel while at a lido as he explained to fans how he’s taking care of himself after his surgery

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