Celebrity Charity: James Argent parks his Vespa on the pavement as he pops to the bank with his designer bag in hand… but where’s his helmet?
Published: 11:59 EDT, 16 October 2019 | Updated: 12:00 EDT, 16 October 2019
He’s had a busy few months taking part in a relay charity swim across the English Channel and Celebrity Coach Trip.
And James ‘Arg’ Argent was seen enjoying some time off as he rode his moped to the bank in Loughton, Essex, on Wednesday.
The former TOWIE star, 31, put on a casual display for his trip out, but while he had his designer bag in hand, he was missing a key accessory – his helmet.
Trip out: James ‘Arg’ Argent, 31, put on a casual display as he drove his blue Vespa to the bank in Loughton, Essex, on Wednesday – but where was his helmet?
On his way: The former TOWIE star was seen walking the bike onto the pavement before stopping off
Moped drivers are required by law to wear a protective helmet when on the road. MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Arg for more information.
Arg donned a black jumper with two red stripes on the sleeves along with a pair of matching tracksuit bottoms on Wednesday afternoon.
The reality TV star also donned a gold necklace, ring and watch to complete his ensemble and carried his beloved £530 Gucci bag.
He looked as though he had a little ‘bed-head’ as he headed out.
It is possible that Arg may have already stopped while on the road to put his helmet in the compartment under the seat before getting back on the moped to park it.
His ride: Arg looked chilled as he popped into town and took a momentary rest before heading into the bank – he may have already placed his helmet under the seat before parking up
While inside the bank, Arg parked his blue Vespa to the side of the main doors and was then seen climbing back on and riding down the street.
Arg is currently starring in Celebrity Coach Trip but was slammed by fans for shouting at travel guide Brendan Sheerin in a shock row.
He left viewers aghast after the row on Tuesday’s episode when Brendan asked him what his favourite Sugababes song was – after Arg arrived late onto the coach again.
Doing errands: The TV personality made sure his bike was ready to go, left, and zipped his Gucci bag, right, before driving off
Parked: Arg left the light blue bike nicely placed by the side of the bank’s main doors
The star, who is on the show with James ‘Diags’ Bennewith had already ignited the ire of fan favourite Brendan with his tardiness.
In honour of new guest Amella Berrabah, Brendan asked the celebs what their favourite song by the girlband was.
Arg said: Overload but Brendan cut him off, and teased him by asking if it was ‘Diags’ choice because he does all the talking.’
Casual: Arg opted for a laid back ensemble on Wednesday wearing a black tracksuit with a red stripe on the arm and leg which matched the bold colour on his designer Gucci bag
A fuming Arg shouted back: ‘You asked me my favourite Sugababes song so I’m f*****g telling you what my favourite Sugababes song is. Maybe I have got a different one to Diags’ – leaving the rest of the coach startled.
He continued: ‘You like the sound of your own voice too much mate, slow yourself down.’
The shocking outburst comes after Arg started the month by doing his first swim challenge since swimming the English Channel.
Rolling: The reality TV star did not seem to be noticed by anyone as he parked up
In a tweet sent in October 1 he said he was making the ‘biggest comeback of 2020’ after doing the swim in Chigwell .
He’s currently on a mission to get fit after he was advised to lose 10 stone and 17 inches off his waist on This Morning in August.
Arg has previously admitted he gets ‘a bit of stick on social media’ regarding his size, adding: ‘you try to be thick-skinned but it does affect you’.
Travelling in style: Arg is currently starring in Celebrity Coach Trip but was slammed by fans for shouting at travel guide Brendan Sheerin in a shock row on Tuesday night’s episode
The TOWIE original has made no secret with his weight struggles and yo-yo dieting over the years and recently wrote on Instagram: ‘When I was a child there was nothing I loved more then getting in the sea or the swimming pool but as I got older I completely lost my confidence.
‘I’ve been up & down in weight since my teens, At the start of this epic challenge I was the heaviest & unfittest I’ve ever been. I hadn’t done a bit of exercise for months & I really struggled at the beginning.