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JAMES 'Arg' Argent today went and got his Covid vaccine after his weight gain put him in the "high-risk" category.

The 33-year-old, who recently tipped the scales at 26 stone, has been open about struggling to keep his weight under control in lockdown.

4James 'Arg' Argent has received his Covid vaccine (seen here in January)Credit: Louis Wood - The Sun

The former Towie star is in a priority group due to being severely overweight and asthmatic.

It comes after he previously said he could be in "serious trouble" if he caught the deadly virus. 

James was today spotted arriving to his appointment on his blue Vespa.  

The vaccine roll out last week moved onto the next phase, with over-65s and younger people with underlying health conditions in England being offered the vaccine.

4James has been trying to overhaul his lifestyle after he piled on the poundsCredit: Louis Wood - The Sun

A BMI of 40 or above and severe asthma make patients eligible for a vaccine.

Last month, Arg told of his hopes to get gastric surgery to save his life after a doctor urged him to do something about his weight on Loose Women.

He said: "I spoke to my doctor on the phone numerous amounts of times and even though I had lost 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. My mum and my dad both suffer from heart problems and my dad has got a pacemaker so there could be serious implications for my heart.

4James now tips the scales at 26 stoneCredit: Instagram

"People even say to me, with my weight as it is at the moment, if I catch Covid, I could be one of the people that could be in serious trouble.'

"It is difficult as it is intense and serious. It's nothing to be taken lightly. I know that if I just work hard then I can do it. It's just about maintaining it. I've always struggled finding a happy medium.

"I believe from the research I've done, it can potentially really help me in terms of portion control. It'll help me long-term. Health is number one.

4The star said he was worried about the health implications of his weightCredit: Instagram

"I'm rotating three different clothes as that's all that fits me at the moment. All my friends and family haven't said it's too drastic - I think I have to go for it."

James' best friend Mark Wright has been supporting him with his fitness journey, with the star saying his mate is "seriously concerned".

He concluded: "I feel once I've got my weight sorted, sky is the limit for me. Once I tackle this, I've got a real positive future ahead of me."

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In the same interview,  Gemma Collins's ex revealed he has felt "lonely and bored" since they split and hasn't been able to stick to his exercise regime now that things have closed.

It comes as The Sun exclusively revealed the pair secretly rekindled their romance after they became ‘inseparable’ in lockdown.

The couple have been quietly spending time together during lockdown and have become inseparable, according to pals.

James ‘Arg’ Argent fears he could die of coronavirus after ballooning to 26st - and says he speaks to Mark Wright every day amid weight battle

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Only one in ten infected by Covid transmits it to a partner, according to a study

Only one in ten people who contract Covid-19 transmit it to one of their partners, according to a study carried out in the United States and which has been published in the Journal of American Medical Association.

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from more than 7,000 Boston households with 25,000 people residents in them between March 4 and May 17, 2020.

In this period of time, 7,262 people contracted Covid, but they only transmitted it to 1,809 other people they lived with, a transmission rate of 10.1%, with a lower incidence the larger the house.

For example, someone in a house with between three and five people and one of them infected, had 20% less risk to be infected with coronavirus than in a house with two people.

The previous conditions of the cohabitants also influence. Thus, the risk of contracting the virus increased by 31% if a person had asthma, 67% for cancer patients and 35% if a family member was obese. However, the chance of infection more than doubled for people with liver disease.

“Independent factors significantly associated with an increased risk of transmission included age over 18 years and multiple comorbid conditions, “the researchers explained in their study.

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