24/02/2015 06:08 GMT | Updated 24/02/2015 06:59 GMT

'TOWIE' Star James 'Arg' Argent To Return To ITVBe Series This Week, After Completing Rehab Stint

James ‘Arg’ Argent is returning to ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, it has been confirmed.


Arg, one of the only remaining original cast member of the ITVBe docusoap, was suspended from the series last year after his partying ways got out of control, culminating in him testing positive for cocaine use.

However, after a spell in rehab at The Priory, ‘TOWIE’ bosses have now said that Arg is ready to come back to the show that first made him famous, and has now begun filming once again.

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James 'Arg' Argent

A spokesperson for the show confirmed to The Sun: “James has now returned to filming, having completed a period of suspension.”

An insider also told the newspaper that Arg’s behaviour will continue to be monitored once he’s back on the show.

A missing person report was filed for the reality star over the summer, when he left his loved ones frantic after “disappearing”... only for it to emerge he’d simply gone to the wrong airport.

‘TOWIE’ returned to screens on Sunday night for its 14th series - yes, you read that right, 14th - though Arg was still notably absent from the cast.

His first episode back on the show will air on Wednesday night at 10pm on ITVBe, where we’re sure his ex-girlfriends Gemma Collins and Lydia Bright will have plenty to say about him being back on the scene.

Here’s what some of Arg’s former co-stars have been up to since they bid farewell to ‘TOWIE’...

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