James Argent has showcased his incredible weight loss as he prepares to take to the stage for pantomime season.
The former TOWIE star, 35, who has shed an incredible 13 stone in recent years, showcased his trim figure as he posed for pictures to promote his upcoming role of Peter Pan at the King’s Theatre in Portsmouth over the festive season.
The reality star donned a slim-fitting green shirt complete with a pair of ragged trousers in the typical sort of getup for the classic character.
James could be seen aboard a ship with former EastEnders actor Shaun Williamson lurking behind him in character as the menacing Captain Hook.
James shed the pounds in 2021 by undergoing life saving gastric sleeve surgery, which helped him go from 27 stone to 14.
What a transformation! James Argent showcased his incredible weight loss as he prepared for panto season
Unbelievable! James (pictured right in 2019) has undergone an incredible transformation in recent years
Amazing! James has undergone massive health changes in recent years (pictured here in 2019)
During his time on the ITVBe reality show, James – who since leaving the hit series has found a second career as an event singer – famously dated co-stars Gemma Collins and Lydia Bright but is now dating 19-year-old Stella Turian.
James – who underwent surgery to remove excess skin earlier this year – recently explained how his body transformation had helped him boost his confidence in the bedroom.
He said: ‘I am confident in the bedroom now… regardless of whether it’s romantically or by a beach or in clothes, across the board I am more confident now in all of those areas.
‘Whether you’re a man or woman or have a dream body from the outside, everyone has certain parts of their body they wish they could improve, or they don’t like no matter who you are.
‘I am body confident now. Don’t get me wrong I still want to improve and get into the gym and tone up more, but I’ll absolutely be confident when summer rolls around.
‘I went from 27 stone to 14 stone, so I lost 13 stone… I hit my target weight but if I wanted to wear a tight-fitting top, I would feel conscious because of my excess skin around my tummy and sides.’
‘I knew that with skin there was nothing I could do with diet or exercise. I wanted to still feel confident naked or around the swimming pool.
Old flame! During his time on the show, James dated fellow TOWIE legend Gemma Collins (pictured in 2019)
All aboard! James has signed up for pantomime and stars alongside EastEnders legend Shaun Williamson in The High Flying Adventures of Peter Pan this Christmas
The former Celebs Go Dating contestant has appeared in pantomime before, first as Dandini in a 2016 production of Cinderella and followed that up with the role of Abanazar in Aladdin in 2019.
The upcoming production of Peter Pan will run at the King’s Theatre in Portsmouth and will run from 1 – 31 December.
James previously explained that he ‘loves’ getting to tread the boards over Christmas so he can get in the mood for festive season.
He said: ‘I absolutely love pantomime especially interacting with the audiences, there is nothing like a good panto to really get you into the festive season.’