Gemma Collins breaks her social media silence after ‘calling 999 over concerns for Arg’s welfare’
Gemma Collins has broken her social media silence after it emerged she alerted paramedics to James ‘Arg’ Argent’s home amid concerns for his welfare.
James, who was kicked off the ITVBe show this year after failing a drug test for cocaine, was checked over by paramedics after worried pals raised the alarm fearing he had overdosed or collapsed inside his new £1.3million mansion.
Gemma is yet to speak publicly about her role in the incident.
The former TOWIE bombshell shrugged off the drama with her latest Instagram post on Sunday.
Instead, she treated fans to a look into her quiet Sunday evening after she had cooked her nephew a roast dinner with all the trimmings.
The TV sensation shared a sweet clip where her nephew could be seen licking his fingers while he was tucking into his roast.
Gemma’s social media post comes after James broke his silence days after she called 999 out of concern for his welfare.
The former TOWIE star was found at home on Thursday by police, who entered his house in after Arg failed to answer texts and calls from his panicked parents, Gemma and friends.
Three hours later, Arg’s mum and dad rang emergency services again out of further “concerns for his welfare”, the Sun reports.
But Arg has taken to Instagram once again as though nothing had happened, posing happily with an array of cleaning products in his first post since the dramatic incident.
The reality star is still expected to fly out to the Spanish island next week to perform, despite pals worrying his partying is spiralling out of control.
A source close to the reality star’s family told the newspaper: “James’ friends are beyond worried. Their concern is that if this behaviour keeps on happening that one day soon they will go around to find him dead.
“He has become more and more reclusive and his loved ones are worried about what is going on behind closed doors, away from watchful eyes.”
The insider added: “Gemma raised the alarm because after hearing from his mum and dad she thought the worst. When paramedics turned up and couldn’t get in everyone was beside themselves.”
Arg, who recently appeared in Celebrity Coach Trip with his TOWIE mate Diags, initially claimed the medics had been called to check over his dad Martin Argent while he and his parents were hanging pictures.
He then admitted he was “embarrassed” over the emergency but played down the seriousness.
He said: “I wasn’t speaking to a certain person so I didn’t reply. They became concerned and called the police and ambulance. They turned up and checked on me. They came up to my room to make sure I was fine.
“My parents were already there. Then this person must have called again and the ambulance turned up at around 4pm and we had a quick chat on the doorstep. He said it was a lovely house.
“I wasn’t speaking to this person for a reason and they were worried about my safety because I wasn’t answering the phone. I was perfectly fine, we all had a chat and carried on the day with my parents, we were just hanging up pictures.”
Arg added: “The police and paramedics were only here for about ten minutes. I’m slightly embarrassed really. I apologise for any wasted police time as I was absolutely fine.”
He said the police did not force their way into his home.
In a statement, Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 13.11hrs to a residential address following concerns for the welfare of male occupant. Officers attended with LAS [London Ambulance Service]. The male, in his 30s, was spoken to. He was left in the company of family.
“Officers were called at 16.21hrs to the same address, again due to concerns for the same male’s welfare. The male declined assistance.”
Mirror Online has contacted Arg’s rep for comment previously.