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James Argent seen first time at London gym following ‘TOWIE sack for testing positive for cocaine’

James Argent looked downcast as he was seen for the first time on Saturday after he was reportedly sacked from TOWIE after allegedly testing positive for cocaine, according to The Sun. 

The reality star, 31, cut a casual figure in all-black gym wear as he was spotted following a boxing class at the Peacock Gymnasium in London after he was warned to lose 10 stone by doctors. 

James was pictured taking a puff on his inhaler after admitting on his Instagram account that he found it ‘difficult to breathe’ during the workout.

Downcast: James Argent looked downcast as he was seen for the first time on Saturday after he was reportedly 'sacked' from TOWIE after allegedly 'testing positive for cocaine'

Downcast: James Argent looked downcast as he was seen for the first time on Saturday after he was reportedly ‘sacked’ from TOWIE after allegedly ‘testing positive for cocaine’

The reality star was pictured outside the gymnasium with a pair of pink boxing gloves, a red workout rope and a Gucci washbag. 

James later got on his blue Vespa scooter as he drove away from the workout session wearing a matching coloured helmet.

The star’s appearance comes after The Sun reported that James failed a routine drug test and as a result, was let go from the programme, with his friends now worried about his health.

A source said: ‘It’s a shame but James’ problems flared up again, and he failed a routine test.

Motivated: The reality star, 31, cut a casual figure in all-black gym wear as he was spotted following a boxing class at the Peacock Gym, London, after he was warned to lose 10 stone

Motivated: The reality star, 31, cut a casual figure in all-black gym wear as he was spotted following a boxing class at the Peacock Gym, London, after he was warned to lose 10 stone

'Difficult to breathe': James was pictured taking a puff on his inhaler after admitting on his Instagram account that he found it 'difficult to breathe' during the workout

'Difficult to breathe': James was pictured taking a puff on his inhaler after admitting on his Instagram account that he found it 'difficult to breathe' during the workout

‘Difficult to breathe’: James was pictured taking a puff on his inhaler after admitting on his Instagram account that he found it ‘difficult to breathe’ during the workout

Details: The reality star was pictured outside the gymnasium with a pair of pink boxing gloves, a red workout rope and a Gucci washbag

Details: The reality star was pictured outside the gymnasium with a pair of pink boxing gloves, a red workout rope and a Gucci washbag

‘As a result Lime Pictures aren’t working with him, and it has sparked more concerns among his friends who fear he isn’t looking after himself.

‘His weight has rocketed recently which he says he plans to tackle, but getting back involved with drugs is even worse. It’s a dangerous path he is going down.’ 

The paper also reports that James voluntarily agreed to the routine test before he returned to filming because of concerns over his previous issues with drugs and alcohol.

Home time: James later got on his blue Vespa scooter as he drove away from the workout session wearing a matching coloured helmet

Home time: James later got on his blue Vespa scooter as he drove away from the workout session wearing a matching coloured helmet

Claims: The star's appearance comes after The Sun reported that James failed a routine drug test and as a result, was let go from the programme, with his friends now worried about his health

Claims: The star's appearance comes after The Sun reported that James failed a routine drug test and as a result, was let go from the programme, with his friends now worried about his health

Claims: The star’s appearance comes after The Sun reported that James failed a routine drug test and as a result, was let go from the programme, with his friends now worried about his health

Source: A source said: 'It’s a shame but James’ problems flared up again, and he failed a routine test. As a result Lime Pictures aren’t working with him...'

Source: A source said: ‘It’s a shame but James’ problems flared up again, and he failed a routine test. As a result Lime Pictures aren’t working with him…’

The source added that the production crew of TOWIE are very fond of him and hope he can overcome his issues.

A spokesperson for Lime Pictures added to the publication that there are no plans for the show to film with James at the present time.  

MailOnline has contacted representatives for TOWIE and James for further comment.  

More claims: They added: 'His weight has rocketed recently which he says he plans to tackle, but getting back involved with drugs is even worse. It’s a dangerous path he is going down.'

More claims: They added: ‘His weight has rocketed recently which he says he plans to tackle, but getting back involved with drugs is even worse. It’s a dangerous path he is going down.’

Getting help: The source added that the production crew of TOWIE are very fond of him and hope he can overcome his issues

Getting help: The source added that the production crew of TOWIE are very fond of him and hope he can overcome his issues

Shocker: Yo-yo dieter James revealed the fatal warning he has been issued by doctors (pictured in April)

Motivation: He has been displaying a notably fuller figure of late, compared to his previously slender frame (pictured in 2017)

Shocker: Yo-yo dieter James revealed the fatal warning he has been issued by doctors

During a recent appearance on This Morning, James spoke about his weight, saying he believes he replaces substance abuse with food.

He also revealed that he has been advised to lose 10 stone after he admitted he is ‘on death row’ following his substantial weight gain.

He said: ‘I’m proud at myself I’ve been able to do really well career wise in the last nine months, I’ve stayed sober but instead of me going out with mates doing drugs… I’m probably acting out on food.’ 

Candid: During a recent appearance on This Morning, James spoke about his weight, saying he believes he replaces substance abuse with food

Candid: During a recent appearance on This Morning, James spoke about his weight, saying he believes he replaces substance abuse with food 

Warned: He also revealed that he has been advised to lose 10 stone after he admitted he is 'on death row' following his substantial weight gain (pictured with on-off girlfriend Gemma Collins in January 2019)

Warned: He also revealed that he has been advised to lose 10 stone after he admitted he is ‘on death row’ following his substantial weight gain (pictured with on-off girlfriend Gemma Collins in January 2019)

Cast member: He said: 'I'm proud at myself I've been able to do really well career wise in the last nine months, I’ve stayed sober...' (pictured in 2016)

Cast member: He said: ‘I’m proud at myself I’ve been able to do really well career wise in the last nine months, I’ve stayed sober…’ (pictured in 2016) 

Following his appearance on the show, James shared a snap with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield while adding a touching caption.

He penned: ‘That certainly wasn’t easy on @thismorning but I feel so much better. It’s time I finally addressed it, It’s time I owned it & it’s time I do something about it!’

James also shared a video of a vigorous boxing session he attended later that day, he penned alongside it: ‘And so the journey begins…

‘It’s not easy to move & I found it difficult to breathe but I’ve made a start. I’m excited to compare this video to one in a few months time! Thanks for the love & support! ‘

Future: In August last year, Arg returned to rehab following a split from Gemma in a brave bid to tackle his demons (pictured in 2016)

Future: In August last year, Arg returned to rehab following a split from Gemma in a brave bid to tackle his demons (pictured in 2016)

In August last year, Arg returned to rehab following a split from Gemma in a brave bid to tackle his demons.

In a statement released to MailOnline, Arg said: ‘It’s not been an easy time but I’m happy to be back in a programme that gives me the ongoing support I need.

‘I’m thankful for the incredible support I have received from my family, close friends and colleagues.’

James spent three months in a facility in Thailand over the festive season in 2016 in a bid to curb his wild ways and revealed that he checked himself in to a programme in order to get the ‘ongoing support’ he needed.

He also spent time in The Priory for alleged drink and drug issues in 2014.

Interview: James spent three months in a facility in Thailand over the festive season in 2016 in a bid to curb his wild ways (pictured in May 2019)

Interview: James spent three months in a facility in Thailand over the festive season in 2016 in a bid to curb his wild ways (pictured in May 2019) 

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