It really has not been a good few months for TOWIE star James ‘Arg’ Argent.
First, the reality star was suspended from appearing in the hit show back in October after testing positive for drugs.
Now, Arg has received a double blow from the bosses at ITV.
According to reports, the star has also been axed from this year’s instalment of the Christmas special, prompting speculation that he may not return to the show at all.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “Producers have told Arg he will not appear in the December one-off. It remains to be seen if he will be back for the next series, but he is at least sitting out the rest of this year.”
Given just how popular the 26-year-old is with viewers, TV executives at the station were initially reluctant to drop Arg from the show.
However, it seems the controversy may have proven too much for the show’s reputation this time around.
We’ll have to watch this space.