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Gogglebox star George Gilbey has died aged 40.


Gogglebox star George Gilbey has died aged 40, a spokesperson for the show has said.

The reality star appeared in the Channel 4 series alongside her mother Linda McGarry and her stepfather Pete McGarry, who died aged 71 in 2021.

He also appeared in the 14th series of Celebrity Big brother in 2014, reaching the final.

George Gilbey.  Photo: Shutterstock
George Gilbey. Photo: Shutterstock

Gilbey reportedly died Wednesday following a workplace accident.

A spokesperson for the show said: “George was part of the glasses box family for eight series alongside his mother Linda and stepfather Pete.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Linda and George at this very sad time. The family has asked for privacy.”

Essex Police said they were called to an incident in Shoebury, Southend-on-Sea, on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We received a report of an incident on Campfield Road in Shoebury at around 10am this morning (March 27), in which a man who was working at height was fell and was injured.

“The ambulance service, including the air ambulance, attended. Sadly the man died at the scene.

“We will continue to liaise with partners including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

“A cordon remains in place at the scene.”

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Gilbey joined the award-winning program in its second series in 2013 before he and his family were ditched in 2014 after signing up to Celebrity Big Brother. The family later returned to the series.

The Essex reality star appeared on the Channel 5 reality show alongside celebrities including The Hills star Stephanie Pratt and American actor Gary Busey, who won the series .

Gilbey representatives and the HSE have been contacted for comment.


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