Towie Star Arg 'Suspended Over Party Lifestyle'
Scripted reality show bosses reportedly reach breaking point...
James Argent is reported to have been suspended from his role on The Only Way Is Essex.
The long-standing cast member - nicknamed "Arg" - is claimed by The Sun to have frustrated bosses by repeatedly turning up late to work.
The 26-year-old sparked a Twitter alert recently when he failed to turn up at the airport for a work trip, later claiming he'd gone to the wrong one and then fallen asleep in a hotel.
And he is now reported to have been suspended indefinitely from the ITV show - with the paper pinning the blame on his "party lifestyle".
A source said: "He's been living in the fast lane for the past four years and the airport incident was worrying.
"He needs to get back on track otherwise he'll be out of a job."
He has not commented directly on the report, but posted a snap of himself in the gym with what might be a reference to the story.
He wrote: "Great session today at Simsy's gym with @OharaDavies John Ryder and the lads #ActionsSpeakLouderThenWords"
— James Argent (@RealJamesArgent) October 28, 2014