The Essex boy became a household name as one of the original cast members of the hit ITV2 series, but he paid the price of fame when rumours of cheating finished his four year relationship with his “first love”.
With Lydia no longer appearing in the series, Arg admitted to This Morning’s Phillip and Holly that he has had no contact with her for over a year.
But he hopes his autobiography Living It Arg will offer an explanation for his actions.
Arg told The Sun newspaper: ”I’ve got a new motivation at the moment. When you see your ex-girlfriend, whether you get back with her or not, you want to look good.
”When it comes to Marbella I want to have a good body, I want to be confident. I want to be walking around Puerto Banus like I own the place!”
Arg recently revealed in his new book, ‘Living It Arg’, that he cheated on Lydia with former ‘TOWIE’ co-star Amy Childs towards the end of their four year relationship.
He admits that sharing a kiss with Amy at an ITV party is still his biggest regret and that if given another chance, his maturity would make him a better boyfriend to Lydia.
He explained: ”I’m single at the moment, I suppose she is. I’m in a lot stronger position and better place than what I was and I like to think I’m more mature than when I was with Lydia when I was too young.”
Meanwhile, Arg claims Lydia has not yet been ”100 per cent” confirmed for future series, but he will be ”prepared” if she does return for good.