James Argent looks happy and relaxed as he shows off weight loss in vest and shorts on sunny holiday

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James Argent has been photographed enjoying an ice cream with a wide smile plastered across his face while on holiday in Marbella, Spain.

The 33 year old has been staying in the sunny destination this month to spend time with his pal Elliott Wright and have some down time as he continues to lose weight.

Former TOWIE star James looked happy and relaxed as he walked down the beach line wearing a plain white vest top with a pair of pale blue swimming trunks that had illustrations of fish all over it.

The reality star teamed the look with some plain white sliders, a silver watch and a multicoloured bracelet around his right wrist.

The ensemble highlighted his recent seven stone weight loss after getting a gastric sleeve operation done in April this year.

James ran his fingers through his raven hair as he enjoyed the rare treat of what appeared to be a Twister ice cream while passing by rows of beach umbrellas.

TV personality James, who recently gushed over Lydia Bright's sister Romana on her 18th birthday, underwent the drastic option of surgery to aid his weight loss after revealing he had gained 27 stone and doctors told him to "lose weight or die".

Speaking to The Sun two days before his operation, he admitted: "This is the biggest operation I’ve ever had in my life – so I was scared. I did say to the surgeon: ‘Is there a chance I might not wake up?’

"He said there was a small chance."

James said he didn't know whether the surgery would go ahead or not after he struggled to stick to his pre-op diet of 1,000 calories a day.

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He continued: "I was supposed to stick to 1,000 calories a day for three weeks and my BMI had to be below 50 but I was 49.7 and 26st 11lbs.

"I did struggle, there were a few times I found it too hard and I wasn't able to stick to it.

"I was almost too big to have the operation, which is a scary thought," he admitted.

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Following the surgery, James shared how he was vomiting blood as he recovered. "It is quite scary when you're just randomly being sick and you're seeing lots of blood come up," the television personality expressed.

"Just dealing with trapped wind is really uncomfortable. They encouraged me to keep burping to get wind out – but you can't even fart."

Since then, James had returned to eating solid foods and is progressing along his weight loss journey as planned.

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