George Gilbey

George Gilbey
George James Gilbey

(1984-01-07)7 January 1984
Died27 March 2024(2024-03-27) (aged 40)
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active2013–2024
Celebrity Big Brother

George James Gilbey (7 January 1984 – 27 March 2024) was an English television personality, best known for appearing as a cast member on the Channel 4 series Gogglebox. In 2014, he took part in the fourteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother where he reached the final and finished in fourth place.


In September 2013, Gilbey made his first appearance in the Channel 4 reality series Gogglebox debuting in the second series along with his mother, Linda, and his stepfather, Pete McGarry. The family were axed from the show in 2014 following Gilbey's decision to participate in the fourteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother, where he entered on 18 August 2014 and reached the final on 12 September finishing fourth overall.

In February 2016, Gilbey and his family returned to Gogglebox. In 2018, Gilbey left the show; Linda and Pete continued on the programme without him until 2020. Pete McGarry died of bowel cancer, at the age of 71, on 28 June 2021.

Personal life

George Gilbey dated Gemma Conway, with whom he had a daughter (born 2016).

Gilbey was sentenced to community service for assault and criminal damage, against his girlfriend, in 2018. He was sentenced to three months in prison for drunk driving in 2019.


On 27 March 2024, Essex Police responded to an incident "in which a man who was working at height had fallen and sustained an injury", at a warehouse in Shoeburyness where Gilbey was working as a self-employed electrician. An Air Ambulance was dispatched, but Gilbey died on scene at age 40. The incident was reported to the Health and Safety Executive. The following day, a man was arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter in connection with his death.


As himself
Year Title Role Ref.
2013–2014, 2016–2018 Gogglebox Cast member
2014 Celebrity Big Brother Housemate; series 14

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