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James Argent admits he’s ‘worried’ about his health as doctor warns he’s morbidly obese

James Argent has admitted he’s ‘worried’ about his health as a doctor warned he’s morbidly obese and revealed half of his bodyweight is composed of fat.

On the first episode of Sink or Swim For Stand Up To Cancer, the reality star, 31, appeared shocked when Dr. Greg White broke the news to him, as he prepares to swim across the Channel in honour of his granddad, who sadly passed away of prostate cancer.

The TV personality – who was told he must lose 10 stone to return to full health earlier this year – detailed his fears for his heart after his father had a pacemaker fitted to control his body’s abnormal rhythms.

Issues: James Argent has admitted he's 'worried' about his health as a doctor warned he's morbidly obese and revealed half of his bodyweight is composed of fat

Issues: James Argent has admitted he’s ‘worried’ about his health as a doctor warned he’s morbidly obese and revealed half of his bodyweight is composed of fat 

Ahead of his strenuous mission, the former TOWIE star – who recently weighed 24st -made a visit to the doctors to ensure he was medically fit. 

Sports scientist Dr. Greg Whyte informed Arg of his health issues as he shared: ‘He’s morbidly obese. Almost half of his bodyweight is composed of fat and a lot of that fat is around the organs… very bad in terms of long-term outcome.’ 

Confessing he feels anxious about his future, Gemma Collins’ boyfriend said: ‘I am very worried about my heart because of how unfit I am and my dad has had heart problems recently. Literally only a week or two ago he had a pace maker fitted.

‘I am a big guy so there is a lot of pressure on the heart. The fact my dad has heart problems, that was a big wake up call for me and I have to be careful.’ 

Oh dear: On the first episode of Sink or Swim For Stand Up To Cancer, the reality star, 31, appeared shocked when Dr. Greg White broke the news to him

Oh dear: On the first episode of Sink or Swim For Stand Up To Cancer, the reality star, 31, appeared shocked when Dr. Greg White broke the news to him

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

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

Shocker: Earlier this year, yo-yo dieter James revealed the fatal warning he has been issued by doctors (pictured left in April this year, pictured right in 2017)

'Very bad in terms of long-term outcome': Ahead of his strenuous mission, the former TOWIE star had to made a visit to the doctors to ensure he was medically fit

‘Very bad in terms of long-term outcome’: Ahead of his strenuous mission, the former TOWIE star had to made a visit to the doctors to ensure he was medically fit

Candid: Confessing he feels anxious about his future, Gemma Collins' boyfriend said: 'I am very worried about my heart because of how unfit I am'

Candid: Confessing he feels anxious about his future, Gemma Collins’ boyfriend said: ‘I am very worried about my heart because of how unfit I am’

The doctor explained to the TV star – whose heart results came back as healthy – : ‘You don’t get to 50% body fat by being proactive about your health.’ 

According to the NHS, a BMI of 40 for most adults means you’re severely obese, while a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 means you’re at a healthy weight.

Doctors say average percentages for body fat range between 18–24% for men, and 25–31% for women. 

On the Channel 4 show, Arg – who has since kick-started his fitness journey – is joined by a host of fellow celebrities, including Wes Nelson, Linford Christie, Georgia Kousoulou and Simon Webbe. 

Straight talking: The doctor explained to the TV star - whose heart results came back as healthy - : 'You don’t get to 50% body fat by being proactive about your health.'

Straight talking: The doctor explained to the TV star – whose heart results came back as healthy – : ‘You don’t get to 50% body fat by being proactive about your health.’

Swim-suits you! On the Channel 4 show, Arg is joined by a host of fellow celebrities, including Wes Nelson (pictured), Linford Christie, Georgia Kousoulou and Simon Webbe

Swim-suits you! On the Channel 4 show, Arg is joined by a host of fellow celebrities, including Wes Nelson (pictured), Linford Christie, Georgia Kousoulou and Simon Webbe

Earlier this year, he was advised to lose 10 stone and 17 inches off his waist after admitting he is ‘on death row’. 

During an appearance on This Morning, the singer told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘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.’ 

On losing wight in the past, he explained: ‘I mean I’ve done it before so I can do it again whereas before it was kind of all or nothing.

‘I might walk away today and all of a sudden I will be near on starving myself it needs to be a realistic goal. Ten stone is a hell of a lot of weight, seems like a marathon it’s not going to be a quick fix’. 

He recently shared a clip of himself in training with his Instagram followers  as he added: It’s also a great chance for me to kickstart my healthy lifestyle and weight loss journey!

‘I know most people will think I will fail & not do it but I will prove those doubters wrong just like I did with the Marathon. I won’t let myself or anyone down. 

‘I’m working so hard in order to pass the medical & assessment before I even take on this massive challenge x’ 

Training hard: He recently shared a clip of himself in training with his Instagram followers as he added: ' It’s also a great chance for me to kickstart my healthy lifestyle and weight loss journey'

Training hard: He recently shared a clip of himself in training with his Instagram followers as he added: ‘ It’s also a great chance for me to kickstart my healthy lifestyle and weight loss journey’

Daily Mail UK

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