Uh-Oh! Joey Essex speaks out about a text he received from Arg...

This year’s series of The Jump hasn’t even hit our screens yet but it looks like one of the show’s contestants – James ‘Arg’ Argent, 27 – is already struggling to keep up with the gruelling training schedule.

Ex TOWIE star Joey Essex has revealed that he received a text from his former TV co-star in which he confessed that he wasn’t ‘cut out for this’.

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Speaking at Friday’s Military Awards, Joey, 25, said: ‘I think he’s gonna quit!’

‘I sent him a few messages back saying ‘Arg, just give it your all. It’s one of those things – it’s a 6 week trip and anyone can do it, unless you really do hurt yourself and you’ve got to pull out,’ said Joey.

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The TV star, who walked the red carpet carrying a clutch bag (YES- a clutch bag!), revealed that when he appeared on The Jump in 2015, he actually felt like quitting himself.

‘It’s really, really hard – I wanted to quit, but I push myself for anything,’ admitted Joey.

So what advice did Mr Essex have for his pal, Arg?

‘It’s all about being confident – it’s like walking on this red carpet and being confident, whether it’s blue, green, yellow or whatever colour.’

Hmmm, interesting.

Anyhoo, before he jetted off inside to the awards do, we asked Joey whether Arg had been on any exercise regimes in preparation for his time on the The Jump.

‘I dunno, I ain’t seen his weight recently – he’s always up and down isn’t he but I doubt it,’ laughed Joey, adding: ‘Not with the food in them hotels, trust me. It was all like burgers and chips and all that. I stayed away from it though, I’m a good boy!’