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Friday 19th April 2019

Gemma Collins’ boyfriend Arg wants to lose seven stone before joining DOI

He's keen to follow in Gemma's footsteps on the show

James 'Arg' Argent has said he wants to go on Dancing On Ice - but plans to lose seven stone first.

The 31-year-old reality star has been a firm fixture down at the rink supporting his girlfriend Gemma Collins and her partner Matt Evers - who were voted off the show over the weekend.

He admitted he's keen to follow in her footsteps next year, but needs to get back in shape first.

Arg said he wants to go on Dancing On Ice - but plans to lose seven stone first (Credit: Instagram @real_arg)

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He told The Sun Online: "If I was to do Dancing On Ice next year I'd want to lose seven stone. By this time next year I'd be a year-and-a-half sober so I'd be in a pretty good position to do it.

"Gemma would love to see me do the show, purely for the fact that I'd go through everything that she's gone through."

Arg - who previously shed four stone in 2015 - enjoys exercising so plans to stay as active as he possibly can in his bid to beat the bulge.

The former TOWIE star thinks Gemma - who shed two-and-a-half stone on the show - looks "great" following months of training for the skating competition and while he hopes she'll keep working hard to stay fit and healthy, it isn't something he'll be pressuring her to do.

Gemma shed two-and-a-half stone on the show (Credit: ITV)

He added: "She looks great at the moment. It would be good if she could continue her fitness, but that's down to Gemma. It was never about her being fit - I just wanted to push her to do as well as she possibly could have done in the competition."

It comes after Gemma spoke about Arg possibly doing the show during an appearance on Monday's This Morning.

If I was to do Dancing On Ice next year I'd want to lose seven stone.

When asked if she thinks Arg would do the show, Gemma said: "Absolutely. I want him to do it.

"He really wants to get his fitness back. Obviously, he's been back in recovery for six months. He's doing so well and this will be the next thing to get his health and fitness back."

Gemma said she would love to see Arg do Dancing On Ice (Credit: ITV)

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Speaking directly to the show bosses, Gemma said: "Please book him for the show because I want him to know everything I went through."

Gemma and Matt were voted off the competition on Sunday night after finding themselves in the bottom two with Ryan Sidebottom and his partner Brandee Malto.

Gemma failed to impress the judges with her routine to Destiny's Child's I'm a Survivor earlier in the evening. She received 15.5 points out of 40.

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