James Argent, 33, receives his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: James Argent, 33, receives his FIRST dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as he is placed in the high-risk category after his doctor called his 26 stone weight ‘danger territory’

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James Argent was pictured arriving at his GP surgery in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. 

The former TOWIE star, 33, is in a high-risk priority group due to being asthmatic and weighing 26 stone. 

James, who last month said he is planning to have gastric surgery after his doctor called his weight ‘danger territory’, drove to the surgery on his blue Vespa.  

Getting his jab: James Argent was pictured arriving at his GP surgery in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Getting his jab: James Argent was pictured arriving at his GP surgery in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Getting his jab: James Argent was pictured arriving at his GP surgery in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The vaccine roll out last week moved onto the next phase, with over-65s and younger people with underlying health conditions in England being offered the vaccine as the programme moves down through the priority list. 

Last month James spoke about his plans to have life-saving gastric surgery after his weight ballooned to 26 stone.

He also spoke about how his obesity has ‘serious implications on my heart’, something which is of concern to him because both of his parents suffer from heart problems. 

The former TOWIE star, 33, is in the high-risk category due to being asthmatic and weighing 26 stone

The former TOWIE star, 33, is in the high-risk category due to being asthmatic and weighing 26 stone

Vaccinated: Arg was pictured heading out of the surgery clutching his appointment card

Vaccinated: Arg was pictured heading out of the surgery clutching his appointment card 

The vaccine roll out last week moved onto the next phase, with over-65s and younger people with underlying health conditions in England being offered the vaccine as the programme moves down through the priority list

The vaccine roll out last week moved onto the next phase, with over-65s and younger people with underlying health conditions in England being offered the vaccine as the programme moves down through the priority list

Speaking on Loose Women, he said: ‘My doctor said the weight I am right now, 26 stone, that is danger territory. My mum and my dad both suffer from heart problems and my dad has got a pacemaker so there could be serious implications for my heart.

‘People even say to me, with my weight as it is at the moment, if I catch Covid, I could be one of the people that could be in serious trouble.’

He added: ‘It is difficult as it is intense and serious. It’s nothing to be taken lightly. I know that if I just work hard then I can do it. It’s just about maintaining it. I’ve always struggled finding a happy medium. 

‘I believe from the research I’ve done, it can potentially really help me in terms of portion control. It’ll help me long-term. Health is number one.

‘I’m rotating three different clothes as that’s all that fits me at the moment. All my friends and family haven’t said it’s too drastic – I think I have to go for it.’ 

James cut a casual figure for his appointment in a black Rolling Stones hoodie of their song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’. 

He teamed the look with orange trainers and black joggers.  

Time to drive: He put his helmet on as he headed home

Time to drive: He put his helmet on as he headed home 

James, who last month said he is planning to have gastric surgery after his doctor called his weight 'danger territory', drove to the surgery on his blue Vespa

James, who last month said he is planning to have gastric surgery after his doctor called his weight 'danger territory', drove to the surgery on his blue Vespa

James, who last month said he is planning to have gastric surgery after his doctor called his weight ‘danger territory’, drove to the surgery on his blue Vespa

James cut a casual figure for his appointment in a black Rolling Stones hoodie of their song 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'

James cut a casual figure for his appointment in a black Rolling Stones hoodie of their song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’


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