Dan Osborne has offered his former TOWIE co-star James 'Arg' Argent a helping hand in his weight loss journey.

The husband of I'm A Celeb star Jacqueline Jossa is a personal trainer and often shares intense workouts and healthy meal plans on his social media pages.

In recent weeks James - who weighs 27 stone - has shared that he is on a mission to shift the pounds and is planning to undergo life-saving gastric surgery after struggling for years with eating disorders.

When he recovers from the operation, James will be able to start exercising to ensure he gets down to a healthy size alongside managing his food intake.

And now Dan, 29, has publicly announced that he is willing to cheer James, 33, on - as soon as lockdown eases and gyms reopen.

Dan's kind gesture was unveiled below a snap James posted on his Instagram page on Tuesday.

Dan Osborne poses for a selfie in a black hooded jumper and cap
Dan Osborne has offered to help James 'Arg' Argent on his fitness journey

The ex-boyfriend of Gemma Collins typed: "A CHANGE IS GONNA COME.

"I can’t wait to be Happy & Healthy again, I’m feeling super positive. I’m nervous about the big operation & surgery but I know it’s for the best & will be life changing! I’m inspired by @gypsyking101 comeback & can’t wait to be back to my very best."

Showing his support for the Essex native, Dan typed below the offering: "You got this brother as soon as the gyms are open, we are putting the work in mate x."

James Argent smiles at a red carpet event in a brown jacket and camel trousers
James weighs 27-stone and is planning to undergo gastric surgery

Several other famous faces typed messages of support to Arg under the throwback selfie.

Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattinson penned: "You’ve got this son."

Arg's pal Mark Wright added: "Come on my son" alongside a heart emoji and Blue boyband singer Simon Webb typed: "Yes Arge you got this."

Yesterday, James revealed that doctors issued him a warning that he could die of Covid-19 if he catches it due to his 27-stone weight during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

Dan revealed that he wants to help his former TOWIE colleague under Arg's most recent Instagram post

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He told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: "It has been worrying and it has been difficult putting on so much weight. the fact that I've got so big."

Arg continued to say that his gastric surgery had been booked up and that he feels as though he is "making positive steps".

"I have been through an awful lot, some people go though life plain sailing and other people find life a little bit difficult," he said. "I do believe that there's a light at the end of the tunnel."

A photo of the comments left under James' selfie
Dan told James they can hit the gym when it opens

Susanna questioned: "What have the doctors said about your weight?"

"I'm currently at 27 stone, I've been speaking regularly at the doctors and nurses and they've been giving me advice," Arg said. "They're saying the size I am, it could be fatal. If I get Covid, I could be a goner."

He continued: "I've been struggling with my weight since I was a teenager... the last 16 years I've found it almost impossible to have a medium.

"It's a really serious operation - I haven't exactly decided which one it is going to be - a sleeve or a bypass," Arg added.

James Argent during an appearance on Good Morning Britian
James has struggled with his size for years

Arg’s weight has fluctuated throughout a seven-year battle with drink and drugs, with two stints in a Thai rehabilitation centre.

Recently, he said he believes he has since “substituted the drugs and alcohol with food”.

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