Rio Ferdinand to whip TOWIE's Arg into shape

James 'Arg' Argent

James 'Arg' Argent

Rio Ferdinand is reportedly desperate to whip 'The Only Way Is Essex' star James 'Arg' Argent into shape after becoming ''addicted'' to the ITV2 show.

Rio Ferdinand is desperate to whip The Only Way Is Essex's James 'Arg' Argent into shape.

The Manchester United ace - who has reportedly become "addicted" to the ITV2 show - is keen to help the tubby TV star lose weight after he piled on four stone last year thanks to scoffing a whole host of calorific treats, including pies, cakes and Nanny Pat's infamous sausage plaits.

An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: "Rio has become addicted to the show and says it's the only way he can relax on a Friday before a big game. It was so funny hearing him talk about how much he loves the Essex gang and how he looks forward to massive catch-up sessions.

"He also kept saying how he wants to help Arg get fit and train him."

Meanwhile, TV bosses have confirmed a posh version of 'The Only Way Is Essex' will be hitting E4 screens next month.

The show - entitled 'Made In Chelsea' - will document the lives of a group of super-rich men and women in their early 20s and is the brainchild of Sarah Dillistone, who produced 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

A show spokesperson said: "Beyond the posh accents, fast cars and glamorous holidays, life isn't all champagne and canapés."


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