Fears for missing Towie star James Argent

Fears for missing Towie star Arg

Fears for missing Towie star Arg

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Fears are growing for The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent, who has been reported missing, police said today.

Officers in Redbridge are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of the missing 26 year old, best known as Arg for his time on the hit reality show, after he was last seen at around 3am on Friday at his home in Woodford Green, Essex.

He is known to frequent the Brentwood area and nightclubs in Redbridge, but has not made any contact with friends or family since his disappearance.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "His family and friends knew him to be at his home address at the time. Obviously he has left home but it is not known where to.

"It is unusual according to his family and his agent."

He is described as white and of large build, about 6ft tall with dark hair.

At the time of his disappearance Argent was wearing a blue tracksuit, believed to be a Nike, and was carrying a blue sports bag.

Officers urge anyone with information to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000, quoting Merlin reference 14MIS030797.

Popular Arg shot to fame when he joined the Towie cast along with his best friend Mark Wright when the series first aired in 2010.

Since then he has seen his stock rise including collecting the show's Bafta Audience Award in 2011, amassing 1.4 million followers on Twitter and appearing on a host of chat shows.

In 2012, he completed the London Marathon in a little over six hours in aid of Cancer Research.

He is expected to appear in the next season of Towie due to be aired on new channel ITVBe in October.

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9:52am Sat 30 Aug 14

vladamir says...

The townsfolk must unite in this moment of crisis.
The townsfolk must unite in this moment of crisis. vladamir
  • Score: 5

10:32am Sat 30 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Another plot for that stupid programme.
Another plot for that stupid programme. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 6

10:34am Sat 30 Aug 14

andychurchill says...

He's already been found alive and well, he phoned his mum.
He's already been found alive and well, he phoned his mum. andychurchill
  • Score: 0

11:03am Sat 30 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Another plot for that stupid programme.
Left leaning.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Another plot for that stupid programme.[/p][/quote]Left leaning. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

11:38am Sat 30 Aug 14

parkingtrouble says...

A 26 year old goes missing for just over 24 hours.

Is that such a rarity even in our nanny state these days.

Perhaps he was depressed that his celebrity was waning and he might have to get a proper job.
A 26 year old goes missing for just over 24 hours. Is that such a rarity even in our nanny state these days. Perhaps he was depressed that his celebrity was waning and he might have to get a proper job. parkingtrouble
  • Score: 8

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