Loose Women was back on our screens this afternoon for the first episode of the week.
Host Andrea McLean was joined in the studio by panelists Denise Welch and Brenda Edwards, and Judi Love appeared on the show via a video link from the comfort of her own home.
Mark, 33, and Arg, 32, have been friends since school and have always turned to each other in the tough times, and Arg has been leaning on Mark in recent months.
Arg recently said on This Morning Mark had tried to get him to go to rehab but he didn’t want to stop taking drugs.
However, he reached out to Mark at Christmas after spending the holiday eating a kebab alone.
Speaking live from his home today about how he helped his pal, Mark , who is married to actress Michelle Keegan, said: “I felt helpless at times.
“I have always took a dad or a teacher approach when it comes to Arg.
“Christmas 2019 was bad and he had some bad moments.
“He called me on Boxing Day and said that he had hit rock bottom.
“So I booked him into a rehab centre in Thailand.
Mark went on to give an update on his friend’s health six months after hitting rock bottom.
“I’ve seen him say he is better before but he is different this time,” the TV star said.
“Everything about his life is different. He is a completely different person.”
Mark’s interview with the Loose Women ladies comes after Arg admitted he is a cocaine addict and suffered two near-fatal overdose at home.
Speaking to The Sun last month, Arg revealed: “I locked myself in my house and took drugs for three days straight on my own in the pitch black.
“I was at rock bottom. My heart was beating out of my chest, my nose was bleeding,
“I was shaking and my breathing was terrible.
“My family were banging on the door screaming, ‘Open up’ but I wasn’t answering the door to anyone.”
The reality TV star said that girlfriend Gemma Collins was forced to call emergency services in 2017 after his family “feared he was dead”.
Arg has recently showed off his jaw-dropping weight loss on Instagram after spending time in a rehabilitation facility in Thailand.
Loose Women air weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm