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Dermot O’Leary made a cheeky remark about James 'Arg' Argent’s new romance.

The former TOWIE star, 35, joined co-presenters Dermot and Holly Willoughby on the ITV show on Wednesday (21 June) for a chat.

After talking about his 13 stone weight loss, the topic of conversation soon changed to Arg’s love life.

“Your love life is very fulfilled at the moment, you’ve got a new girlfriend,” Holly teased.

A picture of Arg and his girlfriend Stella Turian, a 19-year-old Italian actor, was shown on screen and Dermot had a few choice words about the coupling.

Arg is dating actor Stella Turian.

“You’re punching,” the former X Factor presenter quipped.

Arg responded to the cheeky remark by comparing his new love to a ‘young Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci’.

He also shared some details about their relationship, adding: “She lives in northern Italy, she’s very special, she’s a great woman.”

Dermot, who was still in shock, replied: “Arg… well done.”

The reality TV star took the joke in stride and said: "I think she thought I was an English Michael Bublé when I met her, that's what I tried to tell her anyway."

Arg also discussed his weight loss.

Holly added: "She's beautiful."

As viewers of TOWIE are likely already aware, Arg also sings and he’s known for the doing an occasional Frank Sinatra impression. He now works as a wedding singer.

"I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do," he gushed.

Before dating Stella, Arg was in an on-and-off relationship with fellow TOWIE star Gemma Collins between 2017-2020.

Arg previously revealed he managed to woo Stella by serenading her with love songs and by watching Mafia movies in his mansion.

"Stella is extremely intelligent, very talented and she’s fluent in four ­languages, including English, which is lucky, as my Italian’s not great, although it’s improving," he told The Sun.

"And she’s beautiful, too. I feel very lucky.

"Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remind myself this is all really happening.”

Arg underwent a sleeve gastrectomy procedure in April 2021 to help him lose weight.

During his interview on This Morning, Arg said he now has a ‘very healthy’ relationship with food and exercise.

“I kind of really feel happy and content,” he told the presenters.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV And Film, This Morning, Towie, Celebrity, Sex and Relationships