By Ryan Smith for MailOnline
Published: 23:46 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 23:46 GMT, 26 March 2020
James 'Arg' Argent is reportedly getting a helping hand from his supportive longtime friend Mark Wright in adjusting to life after 'rehab'.
According to The Sun, 33-year-old Mark and his wife Michelle Keegan, 32, have remained in touch with the TOWIE star, 32, throughout his challenges, and most recently since he returned to the UK from Thailand.
A source said: 'Mark was straight on the phone to James to make sure he is OK. They’ve spoken a lot and James knows that Mark is there for him. Michelle will be too. They both think the world of him and want him to get back to his very best.'
Lean on me: James 'Arg' Argent, left, is reportedly getting a helping hand from his supportive longtime friend Mark Wright, right, in adjusting to life after 'rehab'
According to the friend, Arg has struggled somewhat since returning to his native Essex, given the recently mandated nationwide coronavirus lock-down.
'It’s weird,' said the pal. 'James was looking forward to coming back then just getting home last week from Thailand was a nightmare because of all the travel delays. Then when he gets back he can’t go anywhere or see anyone because of the lock-down.
'It’s been hard and a bit of a head f*** but in many ways James is used to it more than most of us as he has spent the last few months of his life living that way. He is looking to the positive and making sure he gets plenty of rest, eats right and does a bit of exercise everyday.'
Back home: The 32-year-old TV personality recently returned to the UK, after a reported rehab stint in Thailand. Pictured in September 2018
MailOnline has contacted representatives for James Argent and Mark Wright for comment.
On Monday, Arg was publicly seen for the first time