James Argent Admits He ‘Hated’ Gemma Collins As He Battled Cocaine Addiction

James Argent has opened up about his drug addictions on This Morning.

The former TOWIE started talked all about his struggles with cocaine and alcohol addiction to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on Wednesday when admitted that he ‘hated’ Gemma Collins for calling the ambulance crews to help him with his struggles.

James said:

‘I really feel for Gemma because she has had to go through so much. When I was deep in my addiction I would hate her.

‘I would say “why are you telling my family, why are you telling me friends, why are you telling the bosses of the TV shows? You’re going to ruin my career.”

She continued:

‘But she refused to cover up for me. She refused to lie for me, she would never cover up or enable to continue in my addiction.

‘At the time I hated her for that because I almost wanted to get away with it and do what I wanted.’

Arg then admitted that Gemma was pivotal in his recovery, he continued:

 ‘She gave me some tough love for sure. She was hard on me.

‘Thank god she was because if it wasn’t for Gemma calling the ambulances to my house, who knows what could have happened.

‘I have put my own life at risk, my career and health. more important than that it’s what I’ve put my parents friends girlfriend and manager through.

‘The only way I can make amends with them is by staying clean and sober. It’s all good making these promises, but action speaks louder than words.’

James also admitted that Mark also saved his life over Christmas last year as he was the one who got him to go to a Thailand boot cam where James changed his life around.

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