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Tributes have been paid to reality TV personality George Gilbey, who has died after suffering a fall at work. 

Essex Police said it was called to a road in Shoebury, near Southend-on-Sea, on Wednesday, after reports that a man working at height had fallen. 

The 40-year-old, a self-employed electrician, died at the scene. 

Gilbey starred in eight series of Channel 4's Gogglebox and also appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2014.  

Essex Police said it was called to Shoeburyness near Southend-on-Sea on Wednesday after reports that a man working at height had fallen. 

The force said it had arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter. 

"This is a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and our inquiries are ongoing," a spokesperson added.

C4 Gogglebox wrote on its official X account, external: "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."

28 March 2024                                          

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