- 26 Mar 2020, 16:52
MARK Wright is supporting his best friend James Argent "get back to his best" as he struggles to adapt after rehab.
The Sun Online can reveal Mark reached out to help 32-year-old Arg when he returned to the UK last week after spending months in a Thailand retreat.
6 James Argent with best pal Mark WrightCredit: Instagram
The former Towie co-stars, who have been pals since school, have always turned to each other in the tough times – and Arg has been leaning on Mark in recent months .
A pal told us: “Mark was straight on the phone to James to make sure he is OK.
"They’ve spoken a lot and James knows that Mark is there for him. Michelle will be too. They both think the world of him and want him to get back to his very best.”
The friend said that James has admitted he's found his first week back in the UK "a bit of a head-f***."
6 The 32-year-old has just returned back from rehab in ThailandCredit: Colin Jack
6 Mark has returned back to live full-time in Essex after working in HollywoodCredit: Instagram
He added: “It’s weird. James was looking forward to coming back then just getting home last week from Thailand was a nightmare because of all the travel delays.
“Then when he gets back he can’t go anywhere or see anyone because of the lock-down.
" It’s been hard and a bit of a head f*** but in many ways James is used to it more than most of us as he has spent the last few months of his life living that way.
"He is looking to the positive and making sure he gets plenty of rest, eats right and does a bit of exercise everyday. James is absolutely determined not to fall down again and use his trigger as a force for good.
"He looks great, he is happy and healthy – and feels back to his best.”
6 James with girlfriend Gemma who has also remained by his sideCredit: Refer to Caption
6 James and Mark launched their careers on TowieCredit: Rex Features
6 They've remained close friends ever sinceCredit: Rex Features