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Gogglebox star George Gilbey dies in fall, aged 40

Gogglebox star George Gilbey dies in fall, aged 40
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Gogglebox and Celebrity Big Brother star George Gilbey dies in a workplace accident at the age of 40.

Former Gogglebox star George Gilbey has died at the age of 40 in a workplace accident.

The father-of-one is thought to have been working as an electrician when he tragically fell from height in Shoebury, Essex on Wednesday morning.

Gilbey appeared on the Channel 4 series between 2013 and 2018 alongside his mother Linda and step-father Pete McGarry, who died in 2021.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "We received a report of an incident at Campfield Road in Shoebury at around 10am this morning (27 March), during which a man who was working at height had fallen and sustained an injury. The ambulance service including air ambulance were in attendance.

"Sadly, the man died at the scene. We will continue liaising with partners including the Health and Safety Executive. A cordon remains in place at the scene."

Channel 4 said: "George was part of the Gogglebox family for eight series alongside his mum Linda and step-dad Pete.

"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Linda, and George's family and friends at this very sad time. The family have asked for privacy."

Gilbey also appeared in the summer 2014 edition of Celebrity Big Brother, finishing in fourth place.

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