Towie Star James Argent 'Failed Drugs Test'
Scripted reality show star reportedly suspended over cocaine result...
When the news emerged the other day that James Argent had been suspended from the cast of The Only Way Is Essex, the move was blamed on poor timekeeping.
However The Sun now reports that the 26-year-old Essex lad actually failed a test for cocaine, leading to him being benched from the show.
A source told the tabloid: "There have been concerns over Arg’s behaviour and this escalated when he went missing.
"He has been doing really well, but unfortunately, he failed a test for cocaine. So they had no choice but to suspend him."
But the show insider also insisted that show bosses wanted him to get back on the straight and narrow - and back in front of the cameras.
"No one wants the move to be permanent, as he is a real favourite. Having him on the show has to be in his best interest, and ours.
"He would be a loss to us, but at the end of the day no one is bigger than the show."
Arg famously sparked a missing person alert when he went AWOL instead of catching a flight for a work trip.