The reality TV star was sad to see his best friend go

James ‘Arg’ Argent broke down in tears on last night’s TOWIE Christmas special as pal Mark Wright made a swift exit from the show despite only returning earlier in the episode.

Arg, 24, had been finding the holiday season difficult without ex-girlfriend Lydia Bright and was visibly distraught when best friend Mark, 25, bid him goodbye.

‘I’ve had so many ups and downs and everything with Lydia,’ he said.

‘Over the last week it just reminds me of the old times. You and me riding the horses.

‘I just feel like this is it now and it’s never gonna be the same again.’

But TV presenter Mark was quick to reassure his blubbering pal.

‘This will never die, we’re best friends for life,’ he said. ‘You’re my best friend and that will never change.

‘2013 Arg is coming back and MARG will never die.

‘Ok, give me a kiss, I love you.’

Mark even presented Arg with a framed photo of the pair.

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Natalie Walsh