A major police search was sparked for a TV star who went missing – only for him to reveal he was on his way to Blackpool.
James Argent, 26, also known as Arg, from ITV2’s The Only Way is Essex, was reported missing by his family after last being seen at around 3am on Friday at his home in Woodford Green, Essex.
He was due to fly out of Gatwick Airport on Friday morning, but he did not make his flight and did not contact his family, friends or agent, who he was supposed to meet.
They said it was was “unusual” and very out of character and a police hunt was launched.
But this morning, Argent’s father said his son had been in touch to explain his “phone was broken and he’s now on his way to Blackpool”.
It is believed Argent is to make an appearance at Flares in the resort tonight, where he will serve drinks as the ‘star behind the bar’.
His agent Neil Dobias added: “I’m not sure of any of the details but he’s called home and spoken to his mum. I just know that he’s safe and well.”