Shelby Tribble cradles her baby bump while wearing a bikini and jokes she is ‘trying to be a MILF’


TOWIE’s Shelby Tribble cradles her growing baby bump while wearing a bikini as she jokes she is ‘trying to be a MILF’

She recently revealed she was expecting a baby boy.

And Shelby Tribble showed off her growing bump as she posed in a bikini in an Instagram snap shared on Sunday.

The former TOWIE star, 27, looked stunning in the pink and white two-piece as she took the mirror selfie.

Mother to be! Shelby Tribble cradled her baby bump while wearing a bikini in a snap shared to Instagram on Sunday

The beauty completed her ensemble with a wide-rimmed sunhat as the reality star was making the most of the sunny weather.

Shelby wore her chestnut tresses in loose waves as she cradled her bump.

She jokingly captioned the snap: ‘Trying to be a milf.’

It comes after Shelby and her fiancé Sam Mucklow held a gender reveal party last week.

Mummy-to-be: Shelby shared a snap of herself cradling her bump from her and boyfriend Sam Mucklow's small gender reveal party on Monday

Mummy-to-be: Shelby shared a snap of herself cradling her bump from her and boyfriend Sam Mucklow’s small gender reveal party on Monday

The star showed off her pregnancy curves in a white bodycon dress, while excited dad-to-be Sam, 28, uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows.

Shelby wrote: ‘Thank you to all the strangers, friends and family who are making this special time for us even more special with your amazing, sweet messages. You’re making me emotional with your kindness. All 3 of us love you all.

‘P.S for everyone asking our baby boy has two talented Nan’s… My mummy created the stunning baby reveal display and Sam’s mummy came up with the beautiful vintage clothing rail, reveal idea with all those gorgeous clothes and baby bits’.  

Meanwhile, Sam shared his own message alongside a snap of him and Shelby holding up baby grows.

Baby boy! Excited dad-to-be Sam uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows

Baby boy! Excited dad-to-be Sam uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows

It's a BOY: The couple shared they were expecting a baby boy on Sunday in a gender reveal video

It’s a BOY: The couple shared they were expecting a baby boy on Sunday in a gender reveal video

The former TOWIE star wrote: ‘The fairytale continues. Thank you for all your lovely message we love you all’.

The couple shared they were expecting a baby boy on Sunday in a gender reveal video.  

Shelby and boyfriend Sam had decked out the room with over-sized baby blocks along with hundreds of balloons as a small group of guests gathered. 

The group gave a countdown before the couple unzipped the cover on a make-shift wardrobe to reveal an abundance of baby blue balloons and an array of clothes for their little boy.  

Young love: The group gave a countdown before the couple unzipped the cover on a make-shift wardrobe to reveal an abundance of baby blue balloons

Young love: The group gave a countdown before the couple unzipped the cover on a make-shift wardrobe to reveal an abundance of baby blue balloons

Shelby announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Sam last week after sharing a loving snap as she cradled her baby bump while her co-star beau held up an ultrasound snap.

She has since thanked her followers for all of their well-wishes and penned: ‘THANK YOU [red hear]… I just wanted to thank every single person who has congratulated myself and Sam whether it’s in the comments, direct messages and texts. ‘ 

Expressing her excitement, she said: ‘I am so excited to be a mummy and even better that I can do it with the love of my life beside me.’

Shelby and Sam have had a turbulent relationship, which was well documented on TOWIE. 

The couple began sleeping with each other on a ‘friends with benefits’ basis but things soon turned sour when Sam decided to pursue a romance with TOWIE newbie Demi Sims while on a group trip to Thailand last year.

During a heated row, Sam called Shelby a ‘s**g’ but months later, the couple decided to give things another go.

However, they were met with opposition when Shelby’s best friend Clelia Theodorou told her she had felt deserted because Shelby was spending all her time with Sam.

The former BFF’s had several bitter rows, with Clelia accusing her of not being there for her when she was at her lowest point after splitting from her boyfriend (Sam’s best friend). 

It was then Shelby and Sam decided to step back from TOWIE in order to focus on their romance.  

Loved-up! Shelby announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Sam, 28, on Monday and has now thanked her followers for all of their well-wishes

Loved-up! Shelby announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Sam, 28, on Monday and has now thanked her followers for all of their well-wishes

Jess Wright posts loved-up holiday throwback snap of her and fiancé William Lee-Kemp


Bikini-clad Jess Wright cosies up to fiancé William Lee-Kemp in stunning throwback snap… as she pines for pre-lockdown life with her beau

She announced her engagement to boyfriend William Lee-Kemp in March. 

And Jess Wright proved she is still in the throws of romance as she took to Instagram on Saturday to post a throwback snap of the loved-up couple sunbathing on holiday before coronavirus lockdown. 

The former TOWIE star, 34, uploaded the sweet snap showing her and William in black sunglasses pouting together for the camera before adding a caption about her desire for a holiday once the pandemic is over.

Loved up: Jess Wright took to Instagram on Saturday to post a throwback snap of her and her fiancé William Lee-Kemp sunbathing on holiday together before coronavirus lockdown

Loved up: Jess Wright took to Instagram on Saturday to post a throwback snap of her and her fiancé William Lee-Kemp sunbathing on holiday together before coronavirus lockdown

Jess and hunky William appeared to be on the beach as an orange life ring can be seen in the background behind them. 

She gave a peek at her surgically-enhanced assets in a sizzling lace bikini top while her dashing husband-to-be was showing off his ripped frame. 

Jess posted the adorable photo for her 1.4million followers alongside the caption: ‘I can’t wait for beach selfies with you again.’

The brunette beauty announced their engagement on March 1 with a romantic photo of the pair kissing in the snow while she proudly showed off her diamond ring. 

She said yes! Jess revealed she's engaged to William on March 1 this year and posted a picture showing off her dazzling ring

She said yes! Jess revealed she’s engaged to William on March 1 this year and posted a picture showing off her dazzling ring

She captioned the adorable shot: ‘A million times YES! I love you so much x’.  

Speaking to HELLO! after her businessman beau popped the question, Jess admitted it took her completely by surprise. 

She gushed: ‘I am absolutely overwhelmed with this amazing news. I never expected it for a second and he caught me totally off guard. 

Smitten: Jess and boyfriend William only went public with their romance in the summer, but have been dating since January 2019

Smitten: Jess and boyfriend William only went public with their romance in the summer, but have been dating since January 2019

‘We are so very happy and in love! We are back in a place that is very special to us and now it has been made even better with this news. We are over the moon!’ 

Jess and boyfriend William only went public with their romance in the summer, but have been dating since January 2019.  

She recently posted a similar holiday snap of her with her beau to express her gratitude at being able to spend lockdown with him. Jess wrote: ‘I wouldn’t wanna self isolate with anyone else ❤️ I just wish it was back here.’

Ferne McCann PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Fitness fanatic joins pal Carl Cunard and daughter Sunday  


Ferne McCann PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Fitness fanatic showcases her incredible physique during al fresco workout while best pal Carl Cunard cradles her daughter Sunday

She is famed for her incredible physique. 

And Ferne McCann was showing how she keeps in such incredible shape on Friday as she headed to the park with her daughter Sunday and best pal Carl Cunard.

The former TOWIE star, 29, looked phenomenal in a pair of red shorts with a tiny white crop top as she took advantage of Carl’s presence as he watched and held Sunday, two, while she threw herself into her workout.  

Working hard: Ferne McCann was showing how she keeps in such incredible shape on Friday as she headed to the park with her daughter Sunday and best pal Carl Cunard

All week, Ferne has been showing off the stunning results of her recent 21 day challenge, in which she stuck to a strict diet and exercise regime.

She posted four bikini-clad snaps on Tuesday evening in which she was showing off her incredible abs to perfection.

She added a caption on the shot reading: ‘Yabba Dabba Doo… I think these pics were taken on day 19 of the 21 day challenge & I was like you know what I’m feeling myself.

‘Haha in all seriousness I had noticed some serious change and definition. For 2 years I was happy with the way I looked but knew I wanted to raise the bar in this latest challenge. ‘Nothing changes if nothing changes’…

Cheeky! The former TOWIE star, 29, looked phenomenal in a pair of red shorts with a tiny white crop top as she took advantage of Carl's presence as he watched and held Sunday, two, while she threw herself into her workout

Cheeky! The former TOWIE star, 29, looked phenomenal in a pair of red shorts with a tiny white crop top as she took advantage of Carl’s presence as he watched and held Sunday, two, while she threw herself into her workout

‘I knew I had to change some things to get some serious results. So what did I do? I set myself small daily disciplines. I cut out alcohol entirely. I upgraded my plan by sticking to the sports range & having ‘rebuild strength’ after every workout…

‘And I introduced ‘Triblend’ to my plan a complete vegan, natural organic ingredient protein shake which tastes amazing. DM me for more info on how to join our JUNE CHALLENGE. Commencing on the 1st.’

As well as photos showing her three week challenge, Ferne shared her ‘original glory story’ of her body transformation after welcoming daughter Sunday, two.

Amazing: She was showing off her peachy posterior in all its glory

Amazing: She was showing off her peachy posterior in all its glory

This side-by-side comparison showed Ferne back in 2017 after welcoming her daughter next to a photo from after she ‘lost the baby weight.’

Ferne shared the caption: ‘Ok so I was dubious to post these pics. Because trust me I have studied them over & over thinking is there any point…

‘Let me put one thing straight without sounding like I’m blowing my own trumpet, I have worked so god damn hard the last 21 days.

‘I haven’t had a drop of alcohol (which is a big deal for me) I know there was no weight to lose BUT I have trained & pushed myself like you wouldn’t believe.

Red hot! Ferne was making the most of the good weather for her workout

Red hot! Ferne was making the most of the good weather for her workout

‘The pic on the left I’m proud of. Because of Herbal Life I have been in great shape and sustained this body shape for the best part of 2 & a half years…

‘BUT I have been regurgitating my original ‘glory story’ (in the pink crop top from where I lost my baby weight) which don’t get me wrong I’m proud of these results but knew the pressure was on to get a better, new result.

‘After non stop fridge raiding since the start of lockdown & drowning my sorrows I knew I wanted to get serious. So here I am…NO editing & no filter.

‘Pure hard work & sticking to my PLAN. My legs & bum have got slightly bigger but you know what I’m proud because they are now defined (down to every SINGLE day squatting in Our challenge group motivating our challengers.)

‘DM me for info on our next challenge commencing on the 1st June. & tune in to my live tomorrow night 9pm talking all things.’

Stephen Bear has been ‘arrested after argument with his girlfriend’


Stephen Bear was allegedly taken into police custody after police officers were called following reports of an assault on a woman in his Essex home on May 20.

The TV personality, 30, was said to have been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm during a row with his girlfriend, but was subsequently released on bail, the Daily Star reported on Thursday.

A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘It all stemmed from Bear accusing her of cheating on him.

Claim: Stephen Bear has been ‘arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after argument with his girlfriend’, it was reported on Thursday

‘The woman said she would go around in the morning to explain, which she did, and he took her phone off her started reading all the messages. 

‘Bear found out she had allegedly been speaking to another guy and he lost it.’

In a statement to the Daily Star, Essex police said: ‘We received a report on 20 May that a woman had been assaulted at an address in Loughton. A 30 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of ABH. He has since been released on bail.’

MailOnline have contacted Stephens representatives and Essex police for comment.

Footage: On May 20, Stephen filmed as he was flanked by three policemen after seemingly arguing with his girlfriend, and this is said to be the day when he was taken into custody

Footage: On May 20, Stephen filmed as he was flanked by three policemen after seemingly arguing with his girlfriend, and this is said to be the day when he was taken into custody

Arrest: In a statement to the Daily Star, Essex police said: 'A 30 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of ABH. He has since been released on bail' (pictured: Stephen on May 23)

Arrest: In a statement to the Daily Star, Essex police said: ‘A 30 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of ABH. He has since been released on bail’ (pictured: Stephen on May 23)

On May 20, Stephen filmed as he was flanked by three policemen on his doorstep, after seemingly getting into an argument with his girlfriend.

The reality personality was heard in his own Instagram story asking the officers whether they’d be upset if their girlfriends ‘f**ked someone else’.

Stephen filmed the three men as they waited outside his house with him, with one seemingly guarding the front door.

Sounding frantic, Stephen accused his girlfriend – whose identity is not known – of cheating on him and then coming home to him and denying it straight after.

He was heard off-camera saying: ‘With the boys today – how’s it going chaps?’

This was met by silence from the policemen, after which the Ex On The Beach star asked one of them: ‘Would you be angry if your girlfriend f**ked someone else, brother?’

The sheepish officer guarding the door replied: ‘Not my place… I dont’ have [a girlfriend].’

Turning the camera to one of the others, Stephen asked: ‘Would you be angry mate? If your bird f**ked someone else?’

Candid camera: Stephen filmed the three men as they waited outside his house with him, with one seemingly guarding the front door

Frantic: Stephen accused his girlfriend - whose identity is not known - of cheating on him and then coming home to him and denying it straight after.

Candid camera: Stephen filmed the three men as they waited outside his house with him, with one seemingly guarding the front door. Frantic Stephen accused his girlfriend – whose identity is not known – of cheating on him and then coming home to him and denying it straight after

Doorstep drama: 'Would you be angry if your girlfriend f**ked someone else, brother?' Stephen asked, to which the sheepish officer guarding the door replied - 'Not my place... I dont' have [a girlfriend]'

Doorstep drama: ‘Would you be angry if your girlfriend f**ked someone else, brother?’ Stephen asked, to which the sheepish officer guarding the door replied – ‘Not my place… I dont’ have [a girlfriend]’

The officer mumbled something in return, to which the third chimed in: ‘Mate, listen, I don’t know what’s going on. I’m not going to start saying anything that’s…’

Stephen then cut in, declaring: ‘She left my house last night and f**ked someone else and then came round mine afterwards and denied it and I saw all the messages!’

He then turned the camera away from the officers and up to the sun in the sky adding: ‘I want to be left alone!’

The video then came to an end.

MailOnline approached Stephen for comment at the time.

Denied: Stephen was rumoured to be dating TOWIE's Yazmin Oukhellou, but a source close to the star asserted this was not the case, ruling her involvement out of Wednesday's doorstep altercation

Denied: Stephen was rumoured to be dating TOWIE’s Yazmin Oukhellou, but a source close to the star asserted this was not the case, ruling her involvement out of Wednesday’s doorstep altercation 

It’s not known who the woman in question is – although Stephen’s allegations also suggest she not only cheated on the former Celebrity Big Brother winner but also flouted the UK’s lockdown rules.

The government asserts that people should not leave their own home and visit those in other households, and should remain 2m away from others at all times.

If she does not live with Stephen – or the person she allegedly cheated on him with – she has flouted the rules set out to suppress the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Stephen was rumoured to be dating TOWIE’s Yazmin Oukhellou, but a source close to the star asserted this was not the case, ruling her involvement out of Wednesday’s doorstep altercation. 

Ex files: Stephen counts fellow reality stars Charlotte Crosby [pictured] and Georgia Harrison as his exes

Ex files: Stephen counts fellow reality stars Charlotte Crosby [pictured] and Georgia Harrison as his exes

She's over it: Georgia experienced a volatile romance with the hunk

She’s over it: Georgia experienced a volatile romance with the hunk

The pair were spotted cuddling as Yazmin locked up her boutique before heading to dinner at a local Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant last month.

Despite their cosy display, a source close to Yazmin told MailOnline: ‘Bear and Yazmin are just friends, she’s far too busy running her businesses to be dating anyone right now.’

Yazmin is currently single following her split from James Lock, who she dated on and off for two years, before splitting last year.

Stephen counts fellow reality stars Charlotte Crosby and Georgia Harrison as his exes.

The latter experienced a volatile romance with the hunk, with a source exclusively telling MailOnline last July that the Love Island star, 24, was locked out of the hotel room she shared with Bear as he went off with another girl in front of her.

It's over: A source exclusively told MailOnline that the Love Island star, 24, was locked out of her shared hotel room with the Celebrity Big Brother winner, 29, as he went off with another girl in front of her [pictured together, left, with Theo Campbell, right]

It’s over: A source exclusively told MailOnline that the Love Island star, 24, was locked out of her shared hotel room with the Celebrity Big Brother winner, 29, as he went off with another girl in front of her [pictured together, left, with Theo Campbell, right]

Locked out: They added that Bear then tried to lie about barricading their room, which left Georgia without medication following a monkey bite, pretending he had instead 'passed out' [Georgia's monkey bite pictured on her Instagram]

Locked out: They added that Bear then tried to lie about barricading their room, which left Georgia without medication following a monkey bite, pretending he had instead ‘passed out’ [Georgia’s monkey bite pictured on her Instagram]

The source added that he then tried to lie about barricading their room, which left Georgia without medication following a monkey bite, pretending he had instead ‘passed out’.

Georgia is said to be strong enough to deal with the betrayal and will never take him back, especially after he cruelly branded her a ‘rump and dump’ on Instagram.  

The source said: ‘Georgia is strong enough to deal with being treated this way but she feels sorry for girls that are young and impressionable and could really be emotionally damaged by men like Bear.

‘Basically Bear said he was in love with Georgia and wanted her to be his girlfriend etc. She knew it was all chat but she was having fun out there anyway. 

‘They were staying in a hotel together then he went off with another girl in front of her and locked her out the room.

Explosive: Georgia and Bear were filmed having an explosive argument in Thailand in which the Love Island beauty was seen throwing a book at the reality star

Explosive: Georgia and Bear were filmed having an explosive argument in Thailand in which the Love Island beauty was seen throwing a book at the reality star

‘Two days earlier Georgia had been bitten by a monkey and needed her medication to avoid getting infections, but couldn’t get in the room because of Bear.

‘She asked the hotel to open the door for her but Bear had barricaded it from the inside so nobody could get in. Then the next day he tried to act like he just passed out and lied to her about it.’ 

Georgia and Stephen were filmed having an explosive argument at the time, in which the Love Island beauty was seen throwing a book at the reality star.

Explaining their blazing row, the source continued: ‘The reason she threw a book at him was because she wouldn’t leave him alone and kept following her around.

‘Bear has hurt so many girls and s*****d off Charlotte Crosby to Georgia all the time. Georgia’s friends like Nicole Bass, tried to warn her about him but she followed her heart instead. Now thankfully she’ll never take him back.’ 

Dan Osborne ‘BEGGED Jacqueline Jossa to come home’ before star returned to their house ‘part-time’


Dan Osborne reportedly ‘begged’ wife Jacqueline Jossa to return to their marital home after she moved out amid their marriage issues.

The soap star, 27, revealed she had moved back into their abode part-time on Thursday amid claims they had been ‘fighting non-stop’.

It has now been reported that Dan ‘begged’ Jacqueline to come home and she is adamant they can ‘make it work’ as they make a ‘good team’.

‘Begged’: Dan Osborne reportedly ‘begged’ wife Jacqueline Jossa to return to their marital home after she moved out amid their marriage issues

The actress is said to have missed her husband and wants to take things ‘really slowly’ now she has returned part-time. She will split her time between their marital home and her parents’ house.  

A source told The Sun: ‘Dan begged her to come home and she’s admitted she missed him.

‘They had been fighting non-stop but together they make a good team. It won’t be easy but Jacqueline’s sure they can make it work. She wants to take it really slowly.’

MailOnline has contacted both Jacqueline and Dan’s representatives for comment.   

Moved back: The soap star, 27, revealed she had moved back into their abode part-time on Thursday amid claims they had been 'fighting non-stop'

Moved back: The soap star, 27, revealed she had moved back into their abode part-time on Thursday amid claims they had been ‘fighting non-stop’

The reports come after Jacqueline asserted that she is still the head of her household on Thursday night as she wore a statement top.   

Posing on the table in the dining room she shares with husband Dan, the actress showed off a purple lounge-wear ensemble with the slogan ‘Wife, Mum, Boss’ splashed across the chest.

The snap was shared on InTheStyle’s Instagram – the clothing brand Jacqueline has collaborated with.

'Good team': It has now been reported that Dan 'begged' Jacqueline to come home and she is adamant they can 'make it work' as they make a 'good team'

‘Good team’: It has now been reported that Dan ‘begged’ Jacqueline to come home and she is adamant they can ‘make it work’ as they make a ‘good team’ 

It comes after she revealed she had returned to her marital home from her parents’ house amid her issues with Dan.

The EastEnders star announced that she had come back to be with her kids and husband – yet will split her time between the two. 

She admitted that she ‘has some stuff going on’, in the wake of news that her three-year marriage to the former TOWIE star, 28, has been called into question amid claims of increasing domestic tension during the coronavirus lockdown.

Jacqueline said: ‘Not that it’s got anything to do with you, but was going to let you guys know I am back at home. I’m gonna be doing the pix at my mum and dad’s new place because there’s loads of new empty rooms.’

'Wife, mum, boss': The reports come after Jacqueline asserted that she is still the head of her household on Thursday night as she wore a statement top

‘Wife, mum, boss’: The reports come after Jacqueline asserted that she is still the head of her household on Thursday night as she wore a statement top 

Sweet: Jacqueline revealed she has returned to her marital home from her parents' house amid her marital woes with Dan

Sweet: Jacqueline revealed she has returned to her marital home from her parents’ house amid her marital woes with Dan

Then discussing her own house, she went on: ‘The place is a mess because I haven’t been here in a while. I am back home but I’ll be coming home because I’ve got stuff going on at the moment.’

The previous day, Jacqueline insisted her decision to move away from her husband in the midst of a global pandemic bore no reflection on the state of their relationship as she took to Instagram with a lengthy post. 

She was seen enjoying a day out with Dan and their two children – Ella, five, and Mia, 23 months – and things seemed to be looking up. 

Working it out: Then discussing her own house, she went on: 'The place is a mess because I haven't been here in a while. I am back home but I'll be coming home because I've got stuff going on at the moment'

Working it out: Then discussing her own house, she went on: ‘The place is a mess because I haven’t been here in a while. I am back home but I’ll be coming home because I’ve got stuff going on at the moment’

Taking to Instagram, she wrote: ‘Morning all. This is a message for all of the amazing supporters who always show me so much love…

‘I’ve been honest about my situation at the moment, and yes I’ve been staying at another house – a house my parents will eventually be moving into. 

‘I had really been struggling (haven’t we all?) lately and as I said the other day, I’ve just needed some time and breathing space.’

She added: ‘I’m going to enjoy the sunshine with my kids. Thanks to everyone who always stands by us, and to all the hard working parents trying to get through this crazy time – and for those who just don’t get it, just Be Kind…

‘I will not be commenting any further.’

Reaching out: Taking to Instagram, she wrote: ‘Morning all. This is a message for all of the amazing supporters who always show me so much love'

Reaching out: Taking to Instagram, she wrote: ‘Morning all. This is a message for all of the amazing supporters who always show me so much love’

The message was promptly reposted by Dan, who remained at the family home he formerly shared with Jacqueline and their daughters, Ella, five and Mia, 23-months. 

Rumours have been swirling over what prompted Jacqueline to move out, with The Sun reporting that he had been caught messaging other women. However, a source claimed this wasn’t the case.

It had also been claimed that Jacqueline had moved out without telling Dan, but a spokesperson for the actress told MailOnline: ‘Any suggestion of a secret move out or similar is completely and utterly untrue.’

It’s thought both the kids have moved out with Jacqueline while Dan has been spending time with son Teddy, six, his child from a former relationship. 

Old times: The couple are parents to daughters, Ella, five and Mia, 23-months, while Dan is also a father to son Teddy, six, his child from a former relationship (pictured together in happier times)

Old times: The couple are parents to daughters, Ella, five and Mia, 23-months, while Dan is also a father to son Teddy, six, his child from a former relationship (pictured together in happier times) 

The couple’s relationship has been plagued with cheating allegations and tensions between the pair have reportedly been taking their toll.

But Jacqueline recently took to Instagram to clear up the rumours, stating: ‘I need some time. There is no split. No divorce. We are working together not against each other.’

It has been suggested that Jacqueline and Dan will ‘reassess’ their relationship once the lockdown period is over and normality resumes.

Open and honest: It has been suggested that Jacqueline and Dan will 'reassess' their relationship once the lockdown period is over and normality resumes

Open and honest: It has been suggested that Jacqueline and Dan will ‘reassess’ their relationship once the lockdown period is over and normality resumes

They also believed it was unhealthy for the children to see them arguing while all holed up in their £1 million home together.

Jacqueline and Dan married on 24 June 2017 at Cheshire Manor House with many of her EastEnders co-stars in attendance.

The couple met and started dating in 2013, and got engaged two years later four months after the birth of their first child.

Earlier this week, Jacqueline revealed she would be taking a break from social media, as she told her followers she needed to ‘take some time.’ 

Credit where credit is due: Jacqueline and Dan married on 24 June 2017 at Cheshire Manor House with many of her EastEnders co-stars in attendance

Credit where credit is due: Jacqueline and Dan married on 24 June 2017 at Cheshire Manor House with many of her EastEnders co-stars in attendance

The couple were thought to be giving their romance a fresh start after Dan apologised for doing things he wasn’t proud of in the relationship.

Dan lamented his past behaviour, which he did not specify, in a candid post reflecting on the last decade and seemingly referencing his recent cheating scandal.

He was rocked by cheating claims after it was alleged he engaged in a threesome with his Celebrity Big Brother co-stars Natalie Nunn and Chloe Ayling last year, which he strongly denied.

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne’s relationship timeline

2013: Jacqueline and Dan spark up a romance after meeting at an awards ceremony, while his ex Megan Tomlin is still pregnant with his son Teddy

August 2014: The couple announce they’re expecting their first child

February 2015: Jacqueline and Dan welcome baby daughter Ella 

June 2015: Dan proposes to Jacqueline on a romantic getaway to Greece

June 2017: Jacqueline and Dan tie the knot at Cheshire Manor House with many of her EastEnders co-stars in attendance

April 2018: Jacqueline and Dan briefly separate after he is accused of cheating with Love Island’s Gabby Allen, which they both deny

May 2018: The couple announce the birth of their second child Mia

October 2018: Jacqueline and Dan confirm they’ve reunited after a challenging few weeks

March 2019: Dan is hit by claims he kissed Love Island’s Alexandra Cane in a nightclub, which both denied

December 2019: Dan is hit by claims he had a threesome with CBB stars Natalie Nunn and Chloe Ayling, which he strongly denied, while Jacqueline was in the I’m A Celebrity jungle 

December 2019: Jacqueline was reportedly left furious when campmate Myles Stephenson offered new details about his now-ex Gabby’s relationship with Dan 

December 2019: Dan apologised to Jacqueline for mistakes that ‘almost cost his marriage’ in a lengthy social media post after they reunited following her winning stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle

January 2020: The couple’s romance seems to be back on track as they jet to Dubai for a romantic getaway

May 2020: Jacqueline announces a break from social media, days before reports she and Dan have split 

James Argent admits he’s done more in five months than he has in years amid drug use


James ‘Arg’ Argent has revealed he finally feels like he is ‘living again’ after battling a drug addiction which saw him spend months at a rehab in Thailand.

The former TOWIE star, 32, admitted he feels like he has done more in five months than he has in years, during an Instagram Live work out with best pal Mark Wright.

Mark seemed equally pleased to have his friend back as he confessed that he barely heard from Arg when he was using drugs, and ‘struggled to get a hello out of him’.

Struggles: James ‘Arg’ Argent has revealed he finally feels like he is ‘living again’ after battling a drug addiction which saw him spend months at a rehab in Thailand

Former Extra presenter Mark hosts regular work out sessions on his Instagram Live, and on Thursday he was joined by Arg following demand from his followers.

Arg first spoke about his drug addiction on Wednesday’s episode of This Morning, where he admitted he was finding recovery tough while in lockdown. 

Addressing the topic during their live video, Mark said: ‘Arg very bravely spoke out on an addiction he’s suffered with for years. 

Pals: The former TOWIE star, 32, admitted he feels like he has done more in five months than he has in years, during an Instagram Live work out with best pal Mark Wright (pictured)

Pals: The former TOWIE star, 32, admitted he feels like he has done more in five months than he has in years, during an Instagram Live work out with best pal Mark Wright (pictured)

Back on top: Mark seemed equally pleased to have his friend back as he confessed that he barely heard from Arg when he was using drugs, and 'struggled to get a hello out of him'

Back on top: Mark seemed equally pleased to have his friend back as he confessed that he barely heard from Arg when he was using drugs, and ‘struggled to get a hello out of him’

‘We’ve been through it, addiction is a disease not something people chose. You called me on Boxing Day and said you had to go. You’re so different now.’ 

Arg admitted he was feeling a new lease of life, and said: ‘It feels for the first time in a long time it feels like I’m living. Before I was alive but I wasn’t living. I’ve done more in five months than I have in the last few years.

Mark went on to say that Arg would go off the grid during the height of his addiction, saying: ‘When you were addicted we’d hardly ever speak or go for lunch.

Honest: Arg first spoke about his drug addiction on Wednesday's episode of This Morning, where he admitted he was finding recovery tough while in lockdown

Honest: Arg first spoke about his drug addiction on Wednesday’s episode of This Morning, where he admitted he was finding recovery tough while in lockdown

Together again: Former Extra presenter Mark hosts regular work out sessions on his Instagram Live, and on Thursday he was joined by Arg following demand from his followers

Together again: Former Extra presenter Mark hosts regular work out sessions on his Instagram Live, and on Thursday he was joined by Arg following demand from his followers

He joked: ‘When you’re not using your driving me f***king mad trying to get me to hang out with you, but when you’re using it’s hard to get a hello out of you. You’re back to the man we love and saw when the show [TOWIE] started.’ 

Arg admitted: ‘I feel back to myself, I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the show started. We’ve gone on to do different type things.’ 

‘People probably don’t realise that because we aren’t doing TV appearances all the time, but we’ve always remained best friends.

Divulging the topic of their recent calls, Mark said: ‘On FaceTime last night you told me when the show started me and you as a duo made TOWIE. [You said] We made it a phenomenon just us two, think how many careers we’ve made!’

Appearing to confirm he did say that, Arg added: ‘When you think back, there was only 4 boys in it. Me you Kirk and Harry, we carried it alongside the girls.

Arg sweetly went onto say: ‘Life’s good at the moment, good to see your face obviously it’s a bit different. When you come out of treatment I want to come and see your Michelle and the other boys so it’s tough.’

Brave: Addressing the topic during their live video, Mark said: 'Arg very bravely spoke out on an addiction he's suffered with for years

Brave: Addressing the topic during their live video, Mark said: ‘Arg very bravely spoke out on an addiction he’s suffered with for years

However Mark pulled him up on the niceties, and said: Why are you being all polite now, we speak everyday?

While Arg joked: ‘I know, but the conversations we have on FaceTime aren’t the ones we could have on Instagram Live.’

On a deeper note, Arg told their Instagram Live listeners: ‘I don’t want to get too personal but for everyone listening I want to let you know how much I love you [Mark], you went out of your way to sort out the rehab…

‘Called me every day, without you god knows what would have happened. Would I have gone to rehab? It’s so important to value friends and have a support system.’

Mark said: 'We've been through it, addiction is a disease not something people chose. You called me on Boxing Day and said you had to go. You're so different now'

Mark said: ‘We’ve been through it, addiction is a disease not something people chose. You called me on Boxing Day and said you had to go. You’re so different now’

During his interview on This Morning, Arg referred to Mark as his ‘guardian angel’ and revealed that he helped to sort the financial side of his rehab.

The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling Mark for help when he reached rock bottom over Christmas 2019.

Arg explained: ‘Mark is my best friend. He’s always been there through my ups and downs. He has always given me tough love. 

‘Throughout the whole of December he was begging me to go into rehab, but I had given up hope and didn’t want to stop.’

On the right track: Arg admitted he was feeling a new lease of life, and said: 'It feels for the first time in a long time it feels like I'm living. Before I was alive but I wasn't living. I've done more in five months than I have in the last few years'

On the right track: Arg admitted he was feeling a new lease of life, and said: ‘It feels for the first time in a long time it feels like I’m living. Before I was alive but I wasn’t living. I’ve done more in five months than I have in the last few years’

‘I rung him up on boxing day and said I can’t do this anymore. It was the first time I actually thought I’m actually close to death. If I didn’t sort myself out I could have died. 

‘He went out of his way to get me into a rehab in Thailand and helped me with the financial side of things.

‘I am forever grateful. I am lucky to have friends like that.’

Arg admitted he began drinking and experimenting with drugs at the age of 18 when he fell into the Essex party scene, with things only getting worse when he found fame on TOWIE.

Arg admitted: 'I feel back to myself, I can't believe it's been 10 years since the show started. We've gone on to do different type things'

Arg admitted: ‘I feel back to myself, I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the show started. We’ve gone on to do different type things’

Mark Wright announces he will be joined by best pal James Argent for a live Instagram workout


Mark Wright has announced that he’s coaxed his best friend James Argent into doing a live Instagram workout with him.

Taking to social media, Mark, 33, revealed that on top of his usual 9AM workouts online he’ll be adding an extra one at 1PM on Thursday, after convincing Arg, 32, to take part.

He said: ‘I’m going to be doing a different kind of workout focused on more toning, boxing and abs, with my best pal Arg.

Joining in: Mark Wright has announced that he’s coaxed his best friend James Argent into doing a live Instagram workout with him

‘You may have seen him saying he’s getting his life back on track, he’s doing amazing, he spoke so openly today on TV.

‘It is gonna be unbelievable. It’s gonna be sick.

‘Everyone’s been requesting Arg to do a live with me. It’s happening. Tomorrow is the day. Me and Arg. Let’s do it!’

On Wednesday, Mark spoke out in support of his best friend after he discussed his battle with drug addiction on This Morning.

Arg admitted he didn’t think he would survive his addiction and confessed he was feeling at an ‘all time low’ before attempting recovery before Christmas. 

Supportive: Mark has spoken out in support of his best friend after he discussed his battle with drug addiction on Wednesday's episode of This Morning

Supportive: Mark has spoken out in support of his best friend after he discussed his battle with drug addiction on Wednesday’s episode of This Morning

'Marg' reunited: Taking to social media, Mark, 33, revealed that on top of his usual 9AM workouts online he'll be adding an extra one at 1PM on Thursday, after convincing Arg, 32, to take part

‘Marg’ reunited: Taking to social media, Mark, 33, revealed that on top of his usual 9AM workouts online he’ll be adding an extra one at 1PM on Thursday, after convincing Arg, 32, to take part

He said: 'I'm going to be doing a different kind of workout focused on more toning, boxing and abs, with my best pal Arg'

He said: ‘I’m going to be doing a different kind of workout focused on more toning, boxing and abs, with my best pal Arg’

Following the candid interview, Mark took to Instagram to share a photograph of the two of them together and to tell his pal how ‘proud’ he was.

Alongside the smiling image of the pair, Mark wrote: ‘I know how hard that was for you today big man. So proud of you @real_arg love always brother.’

During the chat, Arg admitted that Mark had been his ‘guardian angel’ during the ordeal and organised his rehab stint as well as helping to pay for it. 

The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling his former TOWIE co-star Mark for help when he reached rock bottom over Christmas 2019. 

Arg explained: ‘Mark is my best friend. He’s always been there through my ups and downs. He has always given me tough love. 

True friend: Alongside the smiling image of the pair, Mark wrote, 'I know how hard that was for you today big man. So proud of you @real_arg love always brother'

True friend: Alongside the smiling image of the pair, Mark wrote, ‘I know how hard that was for you today big man. So proud of you @real_arg love always brother’

Struggles: Arg admitted he didn't think he would survive his addiction and confessed he was feeling at an 'all time low' before attempting recovery before Christmas

Struggles: Arg admitted he didn’t think he would survive his addiction and confessed he was feeling at an ‘all time low’ before attempting recovery before Christmas

‘Throughout the whole of December he was begging me to go into rehab, but I had given up hope and didn’t want to stop.

‘I rung him up on boxing day and said I can’t do this anymore. It was the first time I actually thought I’m actually close to death. If I didn’t sort myself out I could have died. 

‘He went out of his way to get me into a rehab in Thailand and helped me with the financial side of things.

‘I am forever grateful. I am lucky to have friends like that.’

Helping hand: During the chat, Arg admitted that Mark had been his 'guardian angel' during the ordeal and organised his rehab stint as well as helping to pay for it

Helping hand: During the chat, Arg admitted that Mark had been his ‘guardian angel’ during the ordeal and organised his rehab stint as well as helping to pay for it

Elsewhere during the interview, James admitted that he ‘hated’ girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him. 

Realising now that she was doing the best for him, Arg reflected on his ‘horrific’ battle with drug and drink addiction.  

Arg confessed that he is finding recovery hard during lockdown, but has been contacting friends and family to help him through it. 

Candid: Arg reflected on his 'horrific' battle with drug and drink addiction

Candid: Arg reflected on his ‘horrific’ battle with drug and drink addiction

Growing emotional, Arg confessed: ‘I really feel for Gemma because she has had to go through so much. When I was deep in my addiction I would hate her. 

‘I would say “why are you telling my family, why are you telling me friends, why are you telling the bosses of the TV shows? You’re going to ruin my career.”

‘But she refused to cover up for me. She refused to lie for me, she would never cover up or enable to continue in my addiction.

‘At the time I hated her for that because I almost wanted to get away with it and do what I wanted.’

Best thing for him: Arg admitted that he 'hated' girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him

Best thing for him: Arg admitted that he ‘hated’ girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him

Admitting that Gemma was pivotal in his recovery, he continued: ‘She gave me some tough love for sure. She was hard on me. 

‘Thank god she was because if it wasn’t for Gemma calling the ambulances to my house, who knows what could have happened. 

‘I have put my own life at risk, my career and health. more important than that it’s what I’ve put my parents friends girlfriend and manager through.

‘The only way I can make amends with them is by staying clean and sober. It’s all good making these promises, but action speaks louder than words.’

Recovering: James suffered two near-fatal overdoses at his home, but is now in recovery and credited Gemma with saving his life

Recovering: James suffered two near-fatal overdoses at his home, but is now in recovery and credited Gemma with saving his life 

James suffered two near-fatal overdoses at his home, but is now in recovery. 

Arg admitted he began drinking and experimenting with drugs at the age of 18 when he fell into the Essex party scene, with things only getting worse when he found fame on TOWIE.

The former wedding singer went on to discuss how he is finding recovery now. 

He explained: ‘At the moment, I’m in the early stages of recovery. I’ve lost a substantial amount of weight and I eat three balanced meals a day.’

Arg – who admitted that he suffers with emotional overeating – has lost five stone, but admitted he’s been struggling with not attending outpatient meetings in lockdown.

Partying: Arg spoke about falling into drugs after finding fame on TOWIE (L-R) TOP Arg, Lauren Goodger, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Maria Fowler BOTTOM Kirk Norcross, Lauren Pope, Harry Derbidge, Jess Wright, Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Lydia Bright and Mark Wright in 2011

Partying: Arg spoke about falling into drugs after finding fame on TOWIE (L-R) TOP Arg, Lauren Goodger, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Maria Fowler BOTTOM Kirk Norcross, Lauren Pope, Harry Derbidge, Jess Wright, Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Lydia Bright and Mark Wright in 2011

He revealed: ‘I’m doing Zoom meetings and have regular phone calls with other addicts.

‘I’m trying to keep myself busy with structure and routine, but it’s difficult in lockdown.

‘They say when you go home, “don’t isolate, don’t be by yourself, surround yourself with friends and family” but the day after I got home, Boris announced lockdown. 

‘It’s difficult being in lockdown and recovering. But I’m lucky, I’ve got amazing friends and my family.’  

Arg is currently in lockdown without Gemma as the couple, who have had an eight-year on-off relationship, continue to isolate separately. 

James Argent reveals pals tricked him into going to rehab by saying they were going to Toby Carvery


James Argent revealed he was tricked into going to rehab when he was told by friends that they were going to a Toby Carvery restaurant.

Speaking to The Sun on Wednesday the former TOWIE star, 32, said he was ‘kidnapped’ and taken to a facility on the pretence they were on the way to lunch, but soon realised that was not the case.

He explained: ‘I got a knock at the door and two well respected people came into my house and said “get yourself in the shower, we’re going out for some lunch” and they weren’t taking no for an answer.

Unusual method: James Argent revealed on Wednesday that pals tricked him into going to rehab by ‘kidnapping’ him and telling him they were going to Toby Carvery for lunch

‘They’re the type of people you don’t say no to or mess with. So I’ve got in the car and they said: “We’re going to take you to the Toby Carvery” but I soon realised that’s not where we were going.

‘They drove me to the middle of nowhere near Wales. I was like: “What are we doing here” then I started clocking and I knew they were taking me to a rehab.’

Arg went on to say that he didn’t feel ready to be going to rehab, and only stayed one night in the facility before discharging himself.

The TV personality added that he felt the method his friends used was ‘not going to work’ because a person has to want to get better for it to happen.

Location: Arg said of his friends' plot, 'they said: "We’re going to take you to the Toby Carvery" but I soon realised that’s not where we were going' (pictured: stock photo)

Location: Arg said of his friends’ plot, ‘they said: “We’re going to take you to the Toby Carvery” but I soon realised that’s not where we were going’ (pictured: stock photo)

Reaction: Arg went on to say that he didn't feel ready to be going to rehab, and only stayed one night in the facility before discharging himself as he felt it wasn't 'going to work'

Reaction: Arg went on to say that he didn’t feel ready to be going to rehab, and only stayed one night in the facility before discharging himself as he felt it wasn’t ‘going to work’

Earlier in the day Arg revealed his incredible five stone weight loss after kicking his cocaine habit. 

The recovering addict shared a before and after snap on Wednesday as he thanked fans for their support after admitting his drug problem.  

James admitted he was proud of his progress after staying sober for five months as he vowed to keep up the good work. 

Impressive: Earlier in the day Arg revealed his incredible five stone weight loss after kicking his cocaine habit by sharing a before and after snap on Instagram

Impressive: Earlier in the day Arg revealed his incredible five stone weight loss after kicking his cocaine habit by sharing a before and after snap on Instagram

Alongside his staggering transformation snap, Arg penned: ‘Thank you so much everyone for your support, It’s been overwhelming. 

‘I’m so lucky to have family, friends and an amazing girlfriend that truly love & care about me. I’m praying for all the suffering addicts out there today. 

‘It’s early stages but I’m proud to say I’m nearly 5 months clean/sober and have lost 5 stone in weight. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS’.

Arg was immediately flooded with congratulatory messages from his fellow TOWIE stars, with the likes of Ferne McCann, Georgia Kousoulou and Megan McKenna quick to praise him. 

Praise: Arg was supported by his famous friends after he admitted he was proud of his progress after staying sober for five months as he vowed to keep up the good work

Praise: Arg was supported by his famous friends after he admitted he was proud of his progress after staying sober for five months as he vowed to keep up the good work

On Wednesday, Arg confessed that he is finding recovery hard during lockdown, but has been contacting friends and family to help him through it. 

Appearing on This Morning, the reality star admitted that he ‘hated’ girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him. 

Realising now that she was doing the best for him, Arg reflected on his ‘horrific’ battle with drug and drink addiction. 

He confessed that he is finding recovery hard during lockdown, but has been contacting friends and family to help him through it. 

Candid: On Wednesday, Arg confessed that he is finding recovery hard during lockdown, but has been contacting friends and family to help him through it on This Morning

Candid: On Wednesday, Arg confessed that he is finding recovery hard during lockdown, but has been contacting friends and family to help him through it on This Morning 

Growing emotional, Arg confessed: ‘I really feel for Gemma because she has had to go through so much. When I was deep in my addiction I would hate her. 

‘I would say “why are you telling my family, why are you telling me friends, why are you telling the bosses of the TV shows? You’re going to ruin my career.”

‘But she refused to cover up for me. She refused to lie for me, she would never cover up or enable to continue in my addiction.

‘At the time I hated her for that because I almost wanted to get away with it and do what I wanted.’

Best thing for him: Arg admitted that he 'hated' girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him

Best thing for him: Arg admitted that he ‘hated’ girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him

Admitting that Gemma was pivotal in his recovery, he continued: ‘She gave me some tough love for sure. She was hard on me. 

‘Thank god she was because if it wasn’t for Gemma calling the ambulances to my house, who knows what could have happened. 

‘I have put my own life at risk, my career and health. more important than that it’s what I’ve put my parents friends girlfriend and manager through.

‘The only way I can make amends with them is by staying clean and sober. It’s all good making these promises, but action speaks louder than words.’

James suffered two near-fatal overdoses at his home, but is now in recovery.

The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling his best friend and former TOWIE co-star Mark Wright for help when he reached rock bottom over Christmas 2019. 

Arg explained: ‘Mark is my best friend. He’s always been there through my ups and downs. He has always given me tough love. 

‘Throughout the whole of December he was begging me to go into rehab, but I had given up hope and didn’t want to stop.

‘I rung him up on boxing day and said I can’t do this anymore. It was the first time I actually thought I’m actually close to death. If I didn’t sort myself out I could have died. 

‘He went out of his way to get me into a rehab in Thailand and helped me with the financial side of things.

‘I am forever grateful. I am lucky to have friends like that.’

Helping hand: The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling his best friend and former TOWIE co-star Mark Wright for help when he reached rock bottom

Helping hand: The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling his best friend and former TOWIE co-star Mark Wright for help when he reached rock bottom

Arg admitted he began drinking and experimenting with drugs at the age of 18 when he fell into the Essex party scene, with things only getting worse when he found fame on TOWIE.

The former wedding singer went on to discuss how he is finding recovery now. 

He explained: ‘At the moment, I’m in the early stages of recovery. I’ve lost a substantial amount of weight and I eat three balanced meals a day.’

Arg – who admitted that he suffers with emotional overeating – has lost five stone, but admitted he’s been struggling with not attending outpatient meetings in lockdown.

Partying: Arg spoke about falling into drugs after finding fame on TOWIE (L-R) TOP Arg, Lauren Goodger, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Maria Fowler BOTTOM Kirk Norcross, Lauren Pope, Harry Derbidge, Jess Wright, Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Lydia Bright and Mark Wright in 2011

Partying: Arg spoke about falling into drugs after finding fame on TOWIE (L-R) TOP Arg, Lauren Goodger, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Maria Fowler BOTTOM Kirk Norcross, Lauren Pope, Harry Derbidge, Jess Wright, Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Lydia Bright and Mark Wright in 2011

He revealed: ‘I’m doing Zoom meetings and have regular phone calls with other addicts.

‘I’m trying to keep myself busy with structure and routine, but it’s difficult in lockdown.

‘They say when you go home, “don’t isolate, don’t be by yourself, surround yourself with friends and family” but the day after I got home, Boris announced lockdown. 

‘It’s difficult being in lockdown and recovering. But I’m lucky, I’ve got amazing friends and my family.’  

Arg is currently in lockdown without Gemma as the couple, who have had an eight-year on-off relationship, continue to isolate separately. 

James Argent admits he ‘hated’ Gemma Collins during his addiction battle


James Argent has admitted that he ‘hated’ girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him. 

Realising now that she was doing the best for him, Arg reflected on his ‘horrific’ battle with drug and drink addiction. 

Appearing on Wednesday’s episode of This Morning, the 32-year-old TOWIE star confessed that he is finding recovery hard during lockdown, but has been contacting friends and family to help him through it. 

Candid: Appearing on Wednesday’s episode of This Morning, James Argent reflected on his ‘horrific’ battle with drug and drink addiction

Growing emotional, Arg confessed: ‘I really feel for Gemma because she has had to go through so much. When I was deep in my addiction I would hate her. 

‘I would say “why are you telling my family, why are you telling me friends, why are you telling the bosses of the TV shows? You’re going to ruin my career.”

‘But she refused to cover up for me. She refused to lie for me, she would never cover up or enable to continue in my addiction.

‘At the time I hated her for that because I almost wanted to get away with it and do what I wanted.’

Best thing for him: Arg admitted that he 'hated' girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him

Best thing for him: Arg admitted that he ‘hated’ girlfriend Gemma Collins during the height of his addiction battle, as she refused to cover up for him

Admitting that Gemma was pivotal in his recovery, he continued: ‘She gave me some tough love for sure. She was hard on me. 

‘Thank god she was because if it wasn’t for Gemma calling the ambulances to my house, who knows what could have happened. 

‘I have put my own life at risk, my career and health. more important than that it’s what I’ve put my parents friends girlfriend and manager through.

‘The only way I can make amends with them is by staying clean and sober. It’s all good making these promises, but action speaks louder than words.’

James suffered two near-fatal overdoses at his home, but is now in recovery.

The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling his best friend and former TOWIE co-star Mark Wright for help when he reached rock bottom over Christmas 2019. 

Arg explained: ‘Mark is my best friend. He’s always been there through my ups and downs. He has always given me tough love. 

‘Throughout the whole of December he was begging me to go into rehab, but I had given up hope and didn’t want to stop.

‘I rung him up on boxing day and said I can’t do this anymore. It was the first time I actually thought I’m actually close to death. If I didn’t sort myself out I could have died. 

‘He went out of his way to get me into a rehab in Thailand and helped me with the financial side of things.

‘I am forever grateful. I am lucky to have friends like that.’

Helping hand: The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling his best friend and former TOWIE co-star Mark Wright for help when he reached rock bottom

Helping hand: The reality star spent ten weeks at a Thailand boot camp, after calling his best friend and former TOWIE co-star Mark Wright for help when he reached rock bottom

Arg admitted he began drinking and experimenting with drugs at the age of 18 when he fell into the Essex party scene, with things only getting worse when he found fame on TOWIE.

The former wedding singer went on to discuss how he is finding recovery now. 

He explained: ‘At the moment, I’m in the early stages of recovery. I’ve lost a substantial amount of weight and I eat three balanced meals a day.’

Partying: Arg spoke about falling into drugs after finding fame on TOWIE (L-R) TOP Arg, Lauren Goodger, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Maria Fowler BOTTOM Kirk Norcross, Lauren Pope, Harry Derbidge, Jess Wright, Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Lydia Bright and Mark Wright in 2011

Partying: Arg spoke about falling into drugs after finding fame on TOWIE (L-R) TOP Arg, Lauren Goodger, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Maria Fowler BOTTOM Kirk Norcross, Lauren Pope, Harry Derbidge, Jess Wright, Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Lydia Bright and Mark Wright in 2011

Arg – who admitted that he suffers with emotional overeating – has lost five stone, but admitted he’s been struggling with not attending outpatient meetings in lockdown.

He revealed: ‘I’m doing Zoom meetings and have regular phone calls with other addicts.

‘I’m trying to keep myself busy with structure and routine, but it’s difficult in lockdown.

‘They say when you go home, “don’t isolate, don’t be by yourself, surround yourself with friends and family” but the day after I got home, Boris announced lockdown. 

‘It’s difficult being in lockdown and recovering. But I’m lucky, I’ve got amazing friends and my family.’  

Arg is currently in lockdown without Gemma as the couple, who have had an eight-year on-off relationship, continue to isolate separately. 

TOWIE’s Shelby Tribble cradles her bump in gender reveal snap


TOWIE’s Shelby Tribble cradles her bump in gender reveal snap after posing with blue baby grows with boyfriend Sam Mucklow

They revealed they were having a baby boy at the weekend.  

And Shelby Tribble shared a snap of herself cradling her bump from her and boyfriend Sam Mucklow’s small gender reveal party on Monday.   

The TOWIE star, 27, showed off her pregnancy curves in a white bodycon dress, while excited dad-to-be Sam, 28, uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows.

Mummy-to-be: Shelby Tribble shared a snap of herself cradling her bump from her and boyfriend Sam Mucklow’s small gender reveal party on Monday

Shelby wrote: ‘Thank you to all the strangers, friends and family who are making this special time for us even more special with your amazing, sweet messages. You’re making me emotional with your kindness. All 3 of us love you all.

‘P.S for everyone asking our baby boy has two talented Nan’s… My mummy created the stunning baby reveal display and Sam’s mummy came up with the beautiful vintage clothing rail, reveal idea with all those gorgeous clothes and baby bits’.  

Meanwhile, Sam shared his own message alongside a snap of him and Shelby holding up baby grows.

Baby boy! Excited dad-to-be Sam uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows

Baby boy! Excited dad-to-be Sam uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows

It's a BOY: The couple shared they were expecting a baby boy on Sunday in a gender reveal video

It’s a BOY: The couple shared they were expecting a baby boy on Sunday in a gender reveal video

The former TOWIE star wrote: ‘The fairytale continues. Thank you for all your lovely message we love you all’.

The couple shared they were expecting a baby boy on Sunday in a gender reveal video.  

Shelby and boyfriend Sam had decked out the room with over-sized baby blocks along with hundreds of balloons as a small group of guests gathered. 

The group gave a countdown before the couple unzipped the cover on a make-shift wardrobe to reveal an abundance of baby blue balloons and an array of clothes for their little boy.  

Young love: The group gave a countdown before the couple unzipped the cover on a make-shift wardrobe to reveal an abundance of baby blue balloons

Young love: The group gave a countdown before the couple unzipped the cover on a make-shift wardrobe to reveal an abundance of baby blue balloons

Shelby announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Sam last week after sharing a loving snap as she cradled her baby bump while her co-star beau held up an ultrasound snap.

She has since thanked her followers for all of their well-wishes and penned: ‘THANK YOU [red hear]… I just wanted to thank every single person who has congratulated myself and Sam whether it’s in the comments, direct messages and texts. ‘ 

Expressing her excitement, she said: ‘I am so excited to be a mummy and even better that I can do it with the love of my life beside me.’

Shelby and Sam have had a turbulent relationship, which was well documented on TOWIE. 

The couple began sleeping with each other on a ‘friends with benefits’ basis but things soon turned sour when Sam decided to pursue a romance with TOWIE newbie Demi Sims while on a group trip to Thailand last year.

During a heated row, Sam called Shelby a ‘s**g’ but months later, the couple decided to give things another go.

However, they were met with opposition when Shelby’s best friend Clelia Theodorou told her she had felt deserted because Shelby was spending all her time with Sam.

The former BFF’s had several bitter rows, with Clelia accusing her of not being there for her when she was at her lowest point after splitting from her boyfriend (Sam’s best friend). 

It was then Shelby and Sam decided to step back from TOWIE in order to focus on their romance.  

Loved-up! Shelby announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Sam, 28, on Monday and has now thanked her followers for all of their well-wishes

Loved-up! Shelby announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Sam, 28, on Monday and has now thanked her followers for all of their well-wishes