TOWIE star James Argent ‘gets first dose of Covid vaccine’ after revealing he is high-risk

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James 'Arg' Argent has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, it has been reported.

The 33 year old revealed last month that he has reached 26 stone during lockdown and, as he is also asthmatic, this places him in a high priority group.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star James was seen arriving at his local GP surgery in a black tracksuit, consisting of a Rolling Stones hoodie, and a pair of orange and green trainers.

In the photographers obtained by MailOnline, James was seen carrying a small piece of card, similar in style to the card given to those who have received the vaccination.

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Gemma Collins' on-off boyfriend has previously opened up on his weight gain, and revealed in January that he will undergo "life saving" surgery later this year.

He told The Sun Online: "I don't want to die. An op is the only way I can lose weight. I see pictures of myself and it's too upsetting.

"The other day I had to ask my manager to put my shoes on for me because I just couldn't do it — my belly is too big. I can't do up my own shoe laces.

"I don't want to die, it's as simple as that. I've been told by doctors that I am morbidly obese and need to lose weight, but I have an eating disorder, so I can't do it.

"I'll either starve and work out three times a day and be really skinny, or do no exercise and eat takeaways every day.

"I can't maintain my weight — I need help. Nobody is trying to stop me from having an op. Everyone knows it’s the only way I can lose weight."

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He later added in an emotional interview on Loose Women: "My doctor said the weight I am right now, 26 stone, that is danger territory.

"My mum and my dad both suffer from heart problems and my dad has got a pacemaker so there could be serious implications for my heart.

"People even say to me, with my weight as it is at the moment, if I catch Covid, I could be one of the people that could be in serious trouble."

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Discussing his upcoming surgery, he continued: "It is difficult as it is intense and serious. It's nothing to be taken lightly. I know that if I just work hard then I can do it. It's just about maintaining it. I've always struggled finding a happy medium.

"I believe from the research I've done, it can potentially really help me in terms of portion control. It'll help me long-term. Health is number one."

OK! online has contacted a representative for James for comment on this story.

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