James Argent has celebrated his New Year by sharing a proud and emotional post saying he has been "clean and sober" for a year.
The former TOWIE reality TV star, who is also Gemma Collins' ex-boyfriend and starred on the show from 2010 until 2018, has also starred in Sugar Free Farm and The Jump.
But over the years, he has also tragically been dealing with addiction and has been in and out of treatment centres.
However, James marked that it has been one year without substance abuse as he took to his Instagram to share a proud snap and message about his sobriety.
To announce the news, he shared a snap of his black key-rings from rehab which demonstrate that he has been sober for a year.
The keyring read: "We’re here and we’re free" with the words: "One year" etched in the middle.
James also showed a snap of the back of the key-ring which demonstrated that the other side read: "Hope faith courage."
He wrote over the photo: "1 year clean and sober."
It comes after he teared up on Loose Women in October when he appeared on the show with his mum Patricia Argent to talk about his drug addiction, for which he went to rehab in Thailand earlier in 2020 for 10 weeks.
Fans were left heartbroken when Patricia revealed she struggles to not worry still as she's concerned her son's drug battle "may never end".
The star told the panel and viewers how he "ruined" his family's last Christmas as he was doing drugs "by the hour" on Christmas Eve.
James said: "The next morning there was no giving presents, no receiving presents."
James, who says he was 23 and half stone at his heaviest, continued by describing how he felt at the height of his drug problem.
He said: "I hated my myself. I was at an all time low.
"I was using drugs for two or three straight and locked myself in my house in the dark."
Speaking on how she feels as a mum, Patricia said: "It was devastating. I support my son all the way. He's now nine months sober and I want to help other mum's get through it.
"It's the worst nightmare a mum can go through."
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