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Trim James Argent on holiday in Marbella as ex Gemma Collins professes her love for Rami Hawash 

He had gastric sleeve surgery 16 weeks ago, resulting in a seven stone weight loss.

And former TOWIE star James Argent looked happy and healthy while on holiday with co-star Elliott Wright and pals in Marbella, Spain on Sunday.

The 33-year-old showed off his slimmed down physique in the idyllic locale, just a day before ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins professed her love for beau Rami Hawash.  

Soaking up the sun: James Argent (right), 33, showed off his incredible seven stone weight loss on holiday in Marbella, Spain on Sunday … as ex-girlfriend Gemma Collins professed her love for beau Rami Hawash in a gushing Instagram post 

James drew attention to his lighter frame in a navy polo shirt and matching shorts.

The reality star added vibrant red and yellow slip-on shoes, and looked to have picked up a few travel essentials in a plastic bag.

James appeared in great spirits, laughing with pals and showing off a golden tan. 

Slimmed down: The former TOWIE star drew attention to his lighter frame

Relaxed: James donned a navy polo shirt and matching shorts. He appeared in great spirits with his pals

Slimmed down: The former TOWIE star drew attention to his lighter frame in a navy polo shirt and matching shorts. He appeared in great spirits as he enjoyed the sights with his pals

Amazing work: The television personality has been working hard on losing weight by upping his fitness and is training for two charity swims (pictured in 2019 before the surgery)

Amazing work: The television personality has been working hard on losing weight by upping his fitness and is training for two charity swims (pictured in 2019 before the surgery)

Doctors had previously ordered James to ‘lose weight or die’ after he weighed in at a whopping 27 stone. 

James reached 27 stone during lockdown and previously said he wanted to lose 10 stone but now wants to shed 15 stone, more than half his previous body weight. 

According to The Sun, James hoped to ‘lose at least a stone every month’ up until 2022, and enlisted the help of close friend and fitness fanatic Mark Wright.

Sweet: Meanwhile on Monday, James' ex Gemma, 40, celebrated her boyfriend Rami's birthday with a gushing Instagram tribute on Monday (pictured together)

Sweet: Meanwhile on Monday, James’ ex Gemma, 40, celebrated her boyfriend Rami’s birthday with a gushing Instagram tribute on Monday (pictured together) 

Meanwhile on Monday, James’ ex Gemma celebrated her beau Rami’s birthday with an Instagram tribute in which she said she wanted to be his bride. 

TOWIE star Gemma, 40, and James dated on and off for eight years before splitting for good in November last year.  

Gemma, who rekindled her romance with former flame Rami earlier this year, admitted she ‘never expected’ them to reunite because she was ‘happy being alone and content,’ but thanked the universe for ‘putting them back together.’

Alongside a sweet caption, Gemma shared a collection of throwback snaps documenting her on-off romance with Rami, to the Lionel Richie hit You Are My Destiny.

Gemma shared a slew of images throughout her romance with Rami, as she reflected on their unexpected reunion in a lengthy caption.

She wrote: ‘You are my DESTINY. wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE ❤️

‘You still take my breath away when I look at you just like the first night I met you down the king will in Chigwell.

‘The timing wasn’t right then but the universe put us back together….. and I didn’t expect it one bit, just as I was really happy being alone and content you rocked back up alright ram.’

Adorable: The TOWIE star who rekindled her romance with her former flame earlier this year, admitted she 'never expected' to reunite with her ex

Adorable: The TOWIE star who rekindled her romance with her former flame earlier this year, admitted she ‘never expected’ to reunite with her ex 

Sweet: Alongside a sweet caption reflecting on their reunion (pictured), Gemma shared a collection of throwback snaps documenting her on-off romance with Rami

Sweet: Alongside a sweet caption reflecting on their reunion (pictured), Gemma shared a collection of throwback snaps documenting her on-off romance with Rami

Family: On her Instagram Stories, Gemma also shared a slew of throwback images with Rami, as well as one of him and her mum Joan

Family: On her Instagram Stories, Gemma also shared a slew of throwback images with Rami, as well as one of him and her mum Joan

Gemma added: ‘I never see it coming but thank you for making me so happy  you bring me PEACE to my life and soul and allow me to just be me.

‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAM, maybe Lionel will sing this at the wedding, it was you all along.’

On her Instagram Stories, Gemma also shared a slew of throwback images with Rami, as well as one of him and her mum Joan.

Gemma is now loved-up with Rami, who she rekindled her romance with in April.

Having fun? In her post, Gemma reflected on how she and Rami were 'put back together' after years apart, writing: 'It was always you!'

Having fun? In her post, Gemma reflected on how she and Rami were ‘put back together’ after years apart, writing: ‘It was always you!’

Open: She added: 'Just as I was really happy being alone and content you rocked back up'

Looking back: She also shared a collection of throwback images

Open: She added: ‘Just as I was really happy being alone and content you rocked back up,’ alongside a collection of throwback snaps

The couple first began dating in 2013 and were briefly engaged but called it quits shortly afterwards. 

They briefly rekindled their romance in 2017 but split again before opting to give it a third try this spring.  

A source told MailOnline of their rekindled love: ‘Gemma has been seeing Rami again in secret for the last six months.

Back on: Gemma is now loved-up with Rami, who she rekindled her romance with in April. The couple first began dating in 2013 and were briefly engaged (pictured this month)

Back on: Gemma is now loved-up with Rami, who she rekindled her romance with in April. The couple first began dating in 2013 and were briefly engaged (pictured this month) 

‘The pair have enjoyed spending time together and getting reacquainted during date nights in London and Essex.

‘Gemma suffered a lot of stress and trauma during her relationship with Arg, which has been on and off for years – but she’s finally putting herself first and moving forward with her life.’

She has since sparked rumours she’s engaged again after being spotted with a diamond on her finger and has revealed the pair are planning for a baby.

Former flames: Gemma's raunchy comments were no doubt a blow for James, who she dated on and off for eight years before splitting for good in November last year. Pictured in 2018

Former flames: Gemma’s raunchy comments were no doubt a blow for James, who she dated on and off for eight years before splitting for good in November last year. Pictured in 2018

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