James Argent gets minder for TOWIE Ibiza trip
'The Only Way Is Essex' producers have hired a minder to go everywhere with James 'Arg' Argent to stop him from going missing while he films scenes for the reality TV show in Ibiza
James 'Arg' Argent has been assigned a minder while filming 'The Only Way Is Essex' in Ibiza to stop him from getting lost.
The 26-year-old reality TV star was reported missing in August when he missed a meeting with his agent by going to the wrong airport with fears for his safety further increased because he was not reachable by phone as his battery had run out.
Eventually Arg got in touch with his mum - who had contacted the police - to let her know he was alive and well, but 'TOWIE' producers didn't want to take any chances while he and the rest of the cast were shooting scenes on the party island and assigned him a guard to watch him 24/7.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The show's producers are worried about his welfare. He has behaved very erratically in the past few months. He was late for lots of filming during the last series and they don't want any repeat this time around, especially as it's Ibiza.
"Producers at Lime Pictures thought long and hard about whether he should even go to the party isle but they struck up the deal and now James has a guy named Mason with him all the time."
Arg previously admitted he had no idea how much panic he had caused until he went on Twitter and saw "Pray For Arg" trending.
He said: "When I went and put my phone on charge and went on Twitter, all I saw was, 'Pray for Arg'. I was thinking, why are they praying for me.
"And then I phoned my mum and that was it. It was a bit embarrassing, but it's nice to know people care about me."