James "Arg" Argent works up a sweat as he begins gruelling training for the Great North Run

He's back in the game! TOWIE's Arg works up a sweat as he begins gruelling training for the Great North Run

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00:03 GMT, 23 August 2012

Earlier this year he proved his 'haters' wrong when he completed the London Marathon and it seems that James 'Arg' Argent is back to make the same point.

The 25-year-old has been seen training again as he prepares to run the Great North Run which takes place next month.

The Only Way Is Essex star was joined by his friend and celebrity trainer, Jessica Scott, as he tried desperately to get back into shape.

Back in the game! James 'Arg' Argent trains in a local park with friend and celebrity trainer Jessica Scott

Back in the game! James 'Arg' Argent trains in a local park with friend and celebrity trainer Jessica Scott

Don't pull a muscle! The TOWIE star and his trainer were seen doing their stretches in between exercises

Don't pull a muscle! The TOWIE star and his trainer were seen doing their stretches in between exercises

Wearing navy blue Hollister shorts, a white T-shirt and grey trainers, the reality TV star looked determined to lose weight and once again prove that he can do a long distance run.

As well as running with the blonde trainer, Arg also made sure he did the vital stretches before laying down on the grass to do sit ups while playing ball with Jessica.

The event, which takes place on September 15 and 16, is 5km long and is sponsored by Bupa whose chosen charity is Diabetes UK.

You can do it! Arg looked like he may have been struggling at times

You can do it! Arg looked like he may have been struggling at times

And catch! The 25-year-old was seen playing ball with Jessica

And catch! The 25-year-old was seen playing ball with Jessica

When he completed the London Marathon in just over six hours, Arg revealed that six weeks before that he hadn't even been able to run down his road.

Since then he appears to have put on weight so perhaps he will find his latest challenge a bit tougher, or maybe Jessica will get him into the right shape just in time.

No doubt someone who is behind Arg all the way is his co-star and girlfriend Gemma Collins.

Ready to get fit: Arg is no doubt hoping he can prove his 'haters' wrong again after he completed the London Marathon earlier this year

Ready to get fit: Arg is no doubt hoping he can prove his 'haters' wrong again after he completed the London Marathon earlier this year

Smile! Jessica had a huge grin on her face but Arg may have had a look of pain on his

Smile! Jessica had a huge grin on her face but Arg may have had a look of pain on his

The pair, who have had quite a rocky romance over the past few weeks, seem to be getting along just fine at the moment and at the weekend were spotted looking very loved-up in a car park.

The pair, who have been dating since June, were spotted all over each other outside the venue for co-star Lucy Mecklenburgh's prom-themed 21st birthday party.

As they hugged and kissed against a car, Gemma's glamorous floor-length gown looked like it was falling off her.

Former car saleswoman Gemma, 31, and wedding singer Arg, 25, were enjoying some time out after a long day filming the series six finale.

Going smoothly: Arg and his girlfriend Gemma Collins looked very much in love as they cuddled in a car park at the weekend

Going smoothly: Arg and his girlfriend Gemma Collins looked very much in love as they cuddled in a car park at the weekend