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Sobbing James Argent quits SAS: Who Dares Wins as TWO stars leave show

James Argent and Zoe Lyons left the show after hitting breaking point

Sobbing James Argent quit SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4)
Sobbing James Argent quit SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4) (Channel 4)

What did you miss?

Sobbing James Argent sensationally quit SAS: Who Dares Wins at breaking point as two recruits left during an intense episode on Sunday night. Now, only six stars remain.

Arg - who was the first to leave on Sunday - broke down in tears as he voluntarily left SAS: Who Dares Wins, saying: "I’m so sorry."

The former TOWIE star, 35, became the ninth recruit to leave the gruelling Channel 4 show this series.

Not long after his exit, the ex-special forces officers made the eldest contestant Zoe Lyons, 51, the tenth star to go home after she struggled with the tasks.

What, how and why?

Tensions were spiralling out of control when the recruits had been dragged out of their beds after just four hours of sleep.

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Then the sleep deprived stars were forced to take part in a tough exercise drill - including lifting heavy sandbags and doing press ups.

Struggling to keep up, Argent - known as recruit number two - found himself falling behind in the line of exercises. Punishments were handed out as a result of his moment of weakness.

The instructors ordered all the stars to carry on for a further two minutes because the singer was unable to keep to time.

Arg was at breaking point (Channel 4)
Arg was at breaking point (Channel 4) (Channel 4)

“Thanks number two,” the stars shouted. But it got too much for Arg.

In a heartbreaking sequence, the emotional star let all the tears out after he told the ex-special forces officers: “I’m done. I’m done. I’m so sorry.”

His number two armband was confiscated from him and he was taken to a separate room where Arg allowed himself to sob.

Kind-hearted Arg thanked the officers for having him.

In a pre-recorded confessional piece to camera, the TV star opened up about the struggles he has faced while being in the limelight.

He said: "I've battled all these demons so why can’t I battle this? I’ve never pushed myself past the pain barrier. I don’t want to embarrass myself or let anyone down."

Speaking openly, he added: "If I don’t go as far as I dreamed or hoped, I won’t let it knock me back. I was 27 stone, for me to take part in something like this was an achievement in itself."

James Argent wears brown cardigan, pictured in 2018
The former TOWIE star addressed his incredible weight loss - pictured in 2018 (Getty) (Jeff Spicer via Getty Images)

What else happened?

Elsewhere, Lyons was told she was going home. "Zoe, you have given it all but all is not enough,” the officers ruled. “Number 13, step forward. Give us your armband."

The comedian was delighted with the decision as she examined her sore feet. She said: "Good call, I was teetering on the edge. I’ve done some s*** I never thought I would do."

Earlier in the episode, the comic laid bare her struggles and she also wore her heart on her sleeve discussing the breakdown of her marriage.

She told the officers: "My feet are f***ed. I’m struggling. Times going up those mountains I hit two or three walls. It takes more energy for me. Mentally, few walls.

Zoe Lyons was struggling during the ravine drop (Channel 4)
Zoe Lyons was struggling during the ravine drop (Channel 4) (Channel 4)

"I had a really tough last year. I hit rock bottom. Classic mid-life crisis breakdown. Everything fell away. It’s taken a lot to build this back up. I had marital problems, my wife and I split. My hair fell out."

Plus, Matt Hancock was delighted to receive support from his love Gina Coladangelo as the stars were able to call home.

Coladangelo asked him: "Is it not as tough as hell?"

Also, fellow recruit Danielle Lloyd was brought to tears in the episode when talking to her family on the video call.

The mother-of-five said: “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life and I’ve been to hell and back.”

The show opened with the recruits undertaking The Temple Ravine Crossing where they had to scramble up a tough cliff face in 40 degree heat.

Once at the top of the mountain, they faced the ravine head-on where they had to pull themselves across the zipline by hand in order to pass the task. Within three seconds of receiving orders, the recruits had to trust their equipment and release themselves.

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