MARK Wright has revealed it has not been easy helping best mate James Argent lose weight after he ballooned to 27 stone.
Former Towie star Arg is desperately trying to shed weight after doctors warned him his life was at risk.
Fitness enthusiast Mark, who has a training app with brother Josh, is doing all he can to help Arg make progress.
He said: "It's not been easy but, you know, it's just what you've got to do for mates and family – you've got to be there for them. Just got to do it as a friend.
"No matter how hard it can get at times, making him lose weight and helping him lose weight is nothing as hard as what it was and everything that he went through last year, you know?
"That was tough, and it's been tough now, but he's getting there. Now he's made a decision on what he's going to do to change it and hopefully it works out for him."
Arg is set to undergo £10,000 gastric surgery to help his weight loss effort too, but he is till putting in the hard yards.
The reality star is also taking inspiration from another athlete, boxing king Tyson Fury, when it comes to turning his life around.
Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Tuesday, he said: "I'm inspired by Tyson Fury, you know. He's the heavyweight champion of the world.
"He's had similar problems and demons to me in terms of drugs, in terms of drink, in terms of weight. He was morbidly obese.
"If he can turn it around and cut back and become a world champion and get his life in order… I'm not saying I'm going to go on and become a champion, but if I can have 10% of the comeback he had, that would be the dream for me."
Last year, James admitted to The Sun he was a cocaine addict after taking the drug for seven years and suffering two near-fatal overdoses, with ex Gemma Collins calling an ambulance over fears he would die.
Tyson Fury reached 28 stone after an ankle injury as he struggled with alcohol and cocaine abuse.
He once revealed he drove his Ferrari towards a bridge at 190mph in a bid to end his life – despite being at the pinnacle of the fight game.
But the champion boxer made his comeback – eventually beating former WBC boss Deontay Wilder.
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