THE celebrities attempting to swim the English Channel for Channel 4’s Sink or Swim had to be rescued due to bad weather.
The Sun Online can reveal the stars, including Towie star James ‘Arg’ Argent, were just five miles from the end when they were hauled out of the water when conditions were deemed dangerous.
An insider explained: “Everyone is devastated because they worked so hard. It was very emotional but they should all be so proud of themselves especially as it was for such a brilliant cause.”
Sink or Swim sees celebs including Towie’s Georgia Kousolou, Coronation Street’s Sahir Khan and Blue singer Simon Webbe join Olympic gold medallists Linford Christie, Tessa Sanderson and Greg Rutherford to take on the channel.
Each week they face a qualifying swim-off to progress to the next stage, before taking on the Channel itself.
They are raising money for charity Stand Up To Cancer.
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The stars were recording their experience swimming on the boat on Instagram. However, their feeds abruptly stop at around 3-4am.
Earlier today, Arg’s girlfriend Gemma Collins appeared to say the stars completed the Channel crossing in an interview with Lorraine.
She said: “He’s good. I’m so proud of him, he called me at 5.30 this morning. They’ve swum the channel. I can’t tell you what happened because the show is out next week.
“He swum last night at 10 o’clock for an hour and he swum again this morning. He’s doing it for 12 weeks, he’s done amazing.
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“I’m actually really proud of him.”
In an appearance on the series documenting the lead up to the Channel crossing, Gemma revealed James had put on so much weight it was effecting their sex life.
Arg wanted to take part in the show to help him get control of his weight gain.
But Gemma, who he has been with since 2018, said: “I can notice the difference in you. I can get my arms around you now when I cuddle you in bed.
“And when you love someone it’s not about their size or whatever, but we can’t be as we used to be in the bedroom. We can’t, no offence.”
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