James Argent, 34, says he’s ‘went through a lot of terrible things’ after he had trouble lifting his dance partner Anthea Turner during the filming of the Channel 4 reality show
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James Argent struggled to lift his dance partner Anthea Turner during The Real Dirty Dancing rehearsal after he underwent major surgery.
The TOWIE star is equipped with a stomach shirt that reduces him from 27 stone to 14.5 stone.
But during rehearsals for the new Channel 4 show, he struggled to lift his dance partner Anthea Turner.
“It’s hard to choose these jumps right now, these jumps, lifting I don’t even want to think about,” said Arg, looking worried.
Anthea agrees, admitting: “Everything is hanging on the elevator, it scares me for life.”
James continued: “There are concerns about the lift. Even though I’m a big guy, I’ve had major surgery and it’s only been a few months since.”
He started filming the reality show just months after having 70 per cent of his stomach removed in a £10,000 operation.
The 34-year-old said: “‘I’ve been through a lot of terrible things, a couple of months ago it was a struggle to walk to the top of the stairs or even get a little walk.
“It takes a lot of strength to be able to lift someone above your head, hold them there for a few seconds, and then lower them in a controlled manner,”
“There’s a concern with Arg that even though he’s lost a lot of weight, he still hasn’t been able to build that muscle,” Anthea said.
In the end, the couple decided to let two other contestants help lift Anthea, and Arg explained: “Dream lifts so much, we don’t feel comfortable and it takes up too much time and too much energy. our spirit.”
Arg was included by Blue singer Lee and social media star Saffron Barker in the post that won the show Tuesday night after they impressed viewers with their moves.
James revealed that he fell in love with former Blue Peter host Anthea after they performed the famous collision scene.
“She and I are a perfect match,” laughed James.
Fans are very proud of the pair as Arg executes a near-perfect routine.
One person tweeted: ‘Screamed with so much happiness as Arg and Anthea nailed life.
“Arg really has had his Lifetime,” wrote another.
The reality TV star said the dance show came at a “real turning point” in his life.
James recently lost the name of Mark Wright’s nephew in an accidental slip.
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Under the photo, he wrote: “The first time I met and laid eyes on baby Joshua James Angelo Wright, I fell in love immediately.
“So proud of my dear friends @joshwright4444 @holliekanewright. They are going to be great parents. #UncleArg.”
After realizing he had revealed his name before his parents had a chance, he quickly deleted the post before editing the name.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/james-argent-struggles-lift-anthea-26486504 James Argent struggles to lift Anthea Turner after stomach surgery on Real Dirty Dancing