Gogglebox star, forty, passes away following a height fall


George Gilbey, the famous television personality, passed away following a fall at work. A guy working at a height was reported to have fallen, and Essex Police said that’s why they were called to a road in Shoebury, close to Southend-on-Sea. The 40-year-old electrician, who worked for himself, passed away there.

Gilbey featured in eight seasons of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 and Gogglebox on Channel 4.

“George was a member of the Gogglebox family for eight series alongside his mother Linda and stepfather Pete,” C4 Gogglebox stated on its official X account.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Linda, and George’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

21-year-old Peter McGarry, his stepfather, passed away in 2021. According to LinkedIn, Gilbey was an electrician who owned and operated WindG Ltd., a Clacton business.

Between 2013 and 2018, Gilbey was one of the first regulars on the reality series Gogglebox.

In 2014, he made an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother and placed fourth.

Ricci Guarnaccio, a former Geordie Shore star who costarred with Mr. Gilbey on Celebrity Big Brother, wrote on X, the platform that was once known as Twitter, saying, “My friend, you are going to be greatly missed.

“Always lit up the room, cared for others, and the memories we made I’ll cherish forever brother.”

He mentioned that they had a conversation last week. Actress Daniella Westbrook of EastEnders posted a picture of Gilbey to Instagram along with the caption, “Goodnight, my darling friend George.” I’m completely devastated.”

Ian Wyatt, a radio host from Essex who frequently chatted with Gilbey at events, told BBC Essex that Gilbey “was always very kind with his time coming on my programs to talk about his role in Gogglebox.”

“He was very, very approachable, very, very likable – you’d have his mobile number which you could dial at any time, he wasn’t precious at all about that sort of thing.”

Site manager Michael Eyre of a cleaning company in Halstead recalled approaching Gilbey about a job after they had met at a celebrity football game. The game was being played by Mr. Eyre’s son.

“It’s really, really sad,” the 69-year-old remarked. “He was a charming, amusing lad, he said to me, he had his beer in his hand, and he said ‘I’m just like Gazza’ – not playing football, I just drink a lot – he had a nice sense of humor.”

Gilbey accepted Mr. Eyre’s offer to work as a temporary electrician after his mother encouraged him to do so.

According to Essex Police, “a man who was working at height had fallen and sustained an injury” when they were called to the scene on Campfield Road at around 10:00 GMT.

A force official stated, “We will keep in contact with partners, such as the Health and Safety Executive.”

“A cordon remains in place at the scene.” There was also an air ambulance present.