TOWIE"s James Argent drowns his sorrows as he is banned from attending the National Television Awards

Your name's not down! TOWIE's Arg drowns his sorrows as he's left off the guest-list for the National Television Awards

While his best mate and his co-stars enjoyed a night at the National Television Awards, James 'Arg' Argent was feeling really left out.

The new king of Essex should have been rubbing shoulders with the crme de la crme of the small screen but instead he sat in his local pub and drowned his sorrows.

The 22-year-old star of The Only Way Is Essex was 'banned' from attending the award ceremony at London's O2 Arena yesterday and had to watch the whole event on television.

Down it: James Argent sits in his local pub drowning his sorrows after being banned from the National Television Awards, yesterday

Down it: James Argent sits in his local pub drowning his sorrows after being banned from the National Television Awards, yesterday

Arg tweeted about his absence yesterday but refused to reveal on the social networking site exactly why he wouldn't be there.

He said: 'I will not be attending the NTAs Tonight! Its a long story, Im gutted but its 4 the best. Thanks everyone 4 voting n fingers crossed #TOWIE!' (sic)

James looked inconsolable as he sat slumped in a chair watching the telly and he was seen holding his head in his hands close to tears.

Pitiful: The new king of Essex looked depressed as he sat in the pub as the only major cast member not invited to the party

Pitiful: The new king of Essex looked depressed as he sat in the pub as the only major cast member not invited to the party

Cheer up: James left the pub looking sad but still showed his support for the show via Twitter

Cheer up: James left the pub looking sad but still showed his support for the show via Twitter

When he was asked by another person in the pub why he wasn't at the award show with the rest of the cast he revealed that he had been banned from going after having an altercation with someone at filming a couple of days ago.

Even though he couldn't be there he still showed support for the programme and one of it's former stars, Mark Wright.

He said: 'Disapointed TOWIE didnt win a NTA but congratulations to my best mate @MarkWright_ and Im a celeb. Hes Done me proud! (sic)

Shut up: Lydia Bright and Chloe Sims were just two of the stars that were allowed to attend the NTAs last night

Shut up: Lydia Bright and Chloe Sims were just two of the TOWIE stars that were allowed to attend the NTAs last night

Shut up: Lydia Bright and Chloe Sim were just two of the TOWIE stars allowed to attend the NTAs last night

That's showbiz: The ladies of TOWIE rubbed shoulders with some of the Loose Women panel

That's showbiz: The ladies of TOWIE rubbed shoulders with some of the Loose Women panel

It is thought that the person who had got Arg banned was ironically his girlfriend Lydia Bright after they rowed earlier this week.

The pair were seen having an argument while filming and Lydia, 21, who was celebrating her birthday, was left in annoyed and upset.

Arg made the big mistake of turning up uninvited to Lydia's party, which was meant to be girls only, and he received looks of annoyance from co-stars Lauren
Goodger, Billi Mucklow and Cara Kilbey who were out with his girlfriend.

Rising star: Antony Cotton, right, and former TOWIE star Mark Wright get to grip with each other on the red carpet

Rising star: Antony Cotton, right, and former TOWIE star Mark Wright get to grip with each other on the red carpet

Naughty girl: Lydia Bright hugs another man during her birthday celebrations on a girls only night out

Naughty girl: Lydia Bright hugs another man during her birthday celebrations on a girls only night out

Lydia was seen hugging another man at the Brickyard Bar and Grill in Romford, Essex, where shooting for episode one of series four was underway, and Arg wasn't happy about it.

The couple ended up having a huge argument and as Lydia burst into tears Arg left the bar disappointed and upset.

A TOWIE insider told the Mail Online that Arg was not allowed to go to the awards because he had been to every party and event to date.

The look of annoyance: Lydia wasn't happy with her boyfriend after he gatecrashed her birthday party

The look of annoyance: Lydia wasn't happy with her boyfriend after he gatecrashed her birthday party

They said: 'The whole cast only had 10 tickets and there were people that had never been to an award show before.

'James has been to lots of things including the Brit Awards and the BAFTAs so it was fair that he was left out.'

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