TOWIE star James Argent, 28, has confirmed via his twitter account that he has signed up for Channel 4’s adrenaline reality show, The Jump.

James – who’s known as “Arg” – responded to a fan who tweeted him about the line-up and he replied:  “I’m sure it’s going to be tough but great entertainment for you guys!”

The reality TV star lost four stone earlier this year under a new health and fitness regime that no doubt will help him take on the challenging winter sports, which include skeleton, bobsleigh, speed skating and giant slalom, reports The Mail.

But Arg will have a lot to live up to on the show, as the reigning champion is his former co-star Joey Essex.

He is optimistic, though, and when asked if he believed he could win, he tweeted: “stranger things have happened lol!”

The Hospital Radio host may have an advantage over his fellow contestants, too, with his reality background possibly proving helpful for the show’s new format.

The programme, which previously just saw the celebrities battle it out on the slopes, will now feature glimpses of what they get up to in their downtime, with the stars being filmed while they live together.

Other stars rumoured to be taking part in The Jump include former Westlife singer Brian McFadden and Olympic champion Linford Christie.

Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is also said to be keen to prove herself on the show, following her disappointing stint in Coronation Street earlier this year.

The Jump is expected to return to Channel 4 in January 2016.