James Argent has received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The former TOWIE star, 33, was labelled a high-risk individual by doctors due to being overweight and asthmatic.

The TV star, who recently admitted that he’s hoping to get a gastric band to help him lose weight, had said he would be in serious trouble if he caught the deadly virus.

In pictures obtained by Mail Online, James arrived at his GP surgery in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

The reality TV star, who is currently on a health and fitness regime to help him shed some weight, drove to the appointment on his blue Vespa.

Sporting a black tracksuit set and some matching trainers, James looked comfortable as he made his way into the surgery to get the jab.

The former Towie star, 33, was labelled a high-risk individual by doctors due to his being severely overweight and asthmatic

The former Towie star, 33, was labelled a high-risk individual by doctors due to his being severely overweight and asthmatic
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James recently opened up about his health worries during an appearance on Loose Women.

The concerned star admitted that he’s waiting on a gastric band surgery which he hopes will help him finally stop binge eating and turn his life around.

As coronavirus continues to sweep across the UK, James told viewers that he was gravely concerned about catching the virus, because it could ‘be the end of him’.

James recently admitted that he’s waiting on a gastric band surgery which he hopes will help him to finally stop binge eating and turn his life around

James recently admitted that he’s waiting on a gastric band surgery which he hopes will help him to finally stop binge eating and turn his life around
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“If I catch Covid, I could be one of the people in serious trouble,” he explained.

“I spoke to my doctor on the phone numerous amounts of time and even though I had lost a lot of weight at the start of the year I was always considering weight loss surgery.

“My doctor said the weight I am right now, 26 stone, that is danger territory.”

James recently confessed that his weight has left him too embarrassed to leave the house

James recently confessed that his weight has left him too embarrassed to leave the house
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James recently confessed that his weight has left him too embarrassed to leave the house.

The downcast star admitted that he spends hours alone in his home comfort eating, which only adds to the vicious cycle of weight gain.

Opening up about his binge eating, James told The Sun: “I’ve been told by doctors that I am morbidly obese and need to lose weight, but I have an eating disorder, so I can’t do it.”

James recently rekindled his romance with on-off girlfriend Gemma Collins

James recently rekindled his romance with on-off girlfriend Gemma Collins
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James now feels that getting a gastric band is the only thing that will help him get back on track.

“An op is the only way I can lose weight,” he explained.

The Mirror has contacted James’ representatives for further comment.

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