TOWIE favourite James Argent has revealed a huge career change away from reality TV.
The popular ITVBe star, 35 – who also works as a musician with his band – will soon be taking to the big stage for his latest job.
James, known affectionately as Arg, revealed his career switch on Instagram as he told how he would be playing protagonist Peter Pan in Hook.
The pantomime will air in Portsmouth's Kings Theatre and the TOWIE star has now given a glimpse at his stage outfit for the boy who never grows up.
Arg showed off his recent 13st weight loss as he donned a green leaf-patterned shirt with frayed sleeves, and matching green trousers.
His toned arms could be seen in the short-sleeve design while he finished off with green gloves.
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In his image caption Arg wrote: "I'm so excited to announce that I will be playing Peter Pan in HOOK #PompeyPanto alongside the legendary Barry @shaunwilliamson64 This December!
"It has a special place in my heart as it’s where I did my first pantomime many years ago.
"Coming back to play a lead role in such a stunning theatre means everything to me, I’ll literally be flying."
Fans were quick to share in his celebrations, with one writing: "Amazing we will bring the kids xxx"
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A second put: "The boy who never grew up…love it," as a third wished: "Best of luck!"
One then continued: "Get in bro."
Another surmised: "Yessss brother."
Arg recently showed off his weight loss as he partied on holiday.
It came after he underwent a tummy tuck following his change in figure.
Arg was axed from Towie in 2021 after he failed a drugs test at the height of his battle with his weight and addictions.
He went on to shed a whopping 13 stone after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in April 2021.
But he later told The Sun that doctors had warned him to slow down after he lost more than surgeons had planned.
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He said: "The only problem now is I’ve lost a little bit too much weight and I need to put on half a stone.
"Everyone thinks it’s hilarious, we didn’t think we’d ever be in this situation but it’s one thing or another with me – that’s just me!"
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