Arg: TOWIE bosses let me do Super Spa to keep me
James 'Arg' Argent has joked 'The Only Way is Essex' bosses must have let him appear on 'Celebrity Super Spa' because they couldn't bear the thought of him quitting the ITV2 reality show
James 'Arg' Argent has admitted 'The Only Way is Essex' bosses let him do 'Celebrity Super Spa' because they didn't want him to quit the show.
While 'TOWIE' producers never used to let their stars appear in other reality shows when they were contracted to the programme, Arg joked bosses of the ITV2 show must have made an exception for him because they couldn't bear to see him leave the series.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I don't think they'd like the thought of losing me and I would hate the thought of not being in 'TOWIE'.
"They call me the Ian Beale of 'TOWIE' now, I've been in 109 episodes out of 110. I was the second face you ever saw in 'TOWIE'."
James insists it is vital for the success of a show such as 'TOWIE', which is due to broadcast its 10th series later this year, to have a familiar face who has been there since the first episode.
He added: "I think it's nice to keep an original male still in the show. I'm the last original male and there are only a couple of original girls.
"When I watch other shows I always like seeing a face who was there from day one."