Towie’s James Argent Came Home From The Jump Fatter Thanks To Show’s Personal Chef

Contestants on The Jump returned home chunkier because they gorged on delicious dishes such as “goats cheese quiche” and “salmon tartar” every single day, prepared for them by a personal chef.

Arg’s girlfriend Lydia Bright, 26, was shocked to find that after he was knocked out from the competition, he came home “bigger” than when he left, and his efforts on the slopes seemingly had little effect on his waist line.


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Speaking about the skiing hopeful, who was eliminated from the winter sports competition last month for the second time, Lydia exclusively told Yahoo Celeb at the launch of Matalan’s The Edit collection at London’s Oxford Street store last night: “He’s just got back from The Jump and a lot of people just assume that you’ll lose lots of weight doing that.

“But they had their own in-house catering where they basically had three course meals every day.

“I went and stayed with him for a week. We had amazing starters like salmon tartar and goats cheese quiche. So he came back bigger!”

What a greedy guts.


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Don’t they make a cute couple?

Lydia’s long-term boyfriend even went to rehab last year in a bid to lose weight and returned seemingly happier and fitter before appearing on the next series of TOWIE.

But the reality TV beauty revealed Arg, 28, wasn’t the only star to succumb to the chef’s tasty treats.

She said: “Now he’s getting back into it again…. But everyone seems to have put on weight when they came back from The Jump!”


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Lydia and Arg are childhood sweethearts and despite their obvious closeness, their eating habits are worlds apart.

While the pretty blonde insisted she has always led a “healthy eating” lifestyle, the same can’t be said for her beloved.

She continued: “The thing is, I’ve always eaten very healthy anyway even pre-Towie.

“And I’ve got a really fast metabolism. I’ve never been bigger than a size 10 but I do eat really healthily.

“I eat pulses, fruit and veg. I like clean living. I find if I eat bad food then I end up just being really sluggish.

“Arg is the complete opposite, he just loves junk food. His ideal would be burgers, chips, whereas I love super food salads and he loves junk.”

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