James ‘Arg’ Argent “ashamed” over Gemma fat-shaming

He's determined to win her back

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James ‘Arg’ Argent is “ashamed” that he fat-shamed his ex Gemma Collins.

The Only Way Is Essex star sent a series of cruel texts to his former girlfriend – including one that said she “had more rolls than Greggs” – after a huge row that led to the pair breaking up but he completely regrets what he said.

James regrets his slur (Credit:

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He told OK! magazine: “I’m ashamed of what I said to Gemma – I love her with all my heart. I have problems with my own weight so I’m the last person who should be trying to fat shame.

“It’s a bit pot, kettle, black as Gemma lost two stone doing Dancing on Ice so I actually weigh more than she does now.”

Gemma Collins and Arg at The National Television Awards 2019
James and Gemma were loved up at the NTA’s in January (Credit:

The 31-year-old television personality revealed how Gemma had organised for all his possessions to be returned to his mum and dad’s house after the row.

He added: “I had to go to work so I went out for a few hours and decided to head home afterwards to try and make up with her.

“By the time I got back she’d organised a removal van to take all my clothes and my Vesper back to my mum and dad’s.

“I tried to talk to her but she was so angry that she wasn’t having any of it, she told me it was over and kicked me out.”

The couple reportedly split up over this unflattering image (Credit: Instagram/real_arg)

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James would love to get back together with Gemma and would be up for undergoing some “couples counselling” if it could help them reconnect.

He said: “We haven’t spoken about it but I think it would be good for us to have some couples counselling if we do get back together.”

Read the full story in OK! magazine, out now.

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