High-risk James Argent gets first Covid jab as his weight soars to 26-stone

James Argent was entitled to get his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine after his weight hit 26-stone.

Doctors classed the 33-year-old reality star as high-risk due to being overweight and asthmatic.

Arg got his first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on Tuesday in Essex, wearing a black tracksuit.

It's great news for his friends, family and fans after the TOWIE favourite warned he would be in serious danger if he caught the deadly virus.

James recently admitted that he’s hoping to get a gastric band to help him lose weight.

He says having the surgery will help him to finally stop binge eating and turn his life around after he piled on the pounds in 2020.

He is currently on a fitness drive to lose as much as possible before he goes under the knife.

“If I catch Covid, I could be one of the people in serious trouble,” he explained.

"I spoke to my doctor on the phone numerous amounts of time and even though I had lost a lot of weight at the start of the year I was always considering weight loss surgery.

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"My doctor said the weight I am right now, 26 stone, that is danger territory.”

James recently said that his weight has left him too embarrassed to leave the house.

He opened up on Loose Women about the dangers he is faced with and says the vaccine couldn't have come at a better time.

Arg told viewers that he was gravely concerned about catching the virus because it could 'be the end of him’.

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James, who is reported to have reunited with ex Gemma Collins, is now focusing on the future.

He says he’s so proud of his girlfriend after she revealed she had “suicidal thoughts” during their relationship to Piers Morgan on Life Stories.

The pair are thought to be back together after their split last summer.

Gemma has been working with him to get his weight down as speculation mounts they could marry in 2021.

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