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James Argent leaves The Jump

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James Argent leaves The Jump

James 'Arg' Argent has been eliminated from 'The Jump' - again.

The 'Only Way is Essex' star's poor performance last week saw him ousted from the tough winter sports competition, but he returned ahead of last night's (14.02.16) parallel slalom in place of injured Olympian Linford Christie, and again failed to impress.

Arg found himself facing the air jump again after losing to Sarah Harding in their race, and managed to record a distance of just 8.27m, losing his place in the competition.

But he didn't seem too upset as he exclaimed: "I can go back to Essex!"

He had earlier apologised to Lindford when he was defeated in the skiing race after tumbling on the slopes.

He said: "I'm gutted - I bottled it, I got nervous. I tried my best Linford, sorry if I let you down."

During the elimination round, Arg went up against fellow parallel slalom losers Sid Owen, Tamara Beckwith - who was beaten by Heather Mills, a replacement contestant who was previously eliminated in the last series of the show - and Brian McFadden, as well as reserve contestants Ben Cohen and Joe Swash.

Ben and Joe had raced against one another but stumbled and fell, missing the last gate on the course, meaning they had to compete in the air jump due to a technicality.