A man has been arrested following the death of Gogglebox star George Gilbey. 

George Gilbey, from Clacton, died aged 40 after an incident at work on Wednesday

Essex Police said officers were called to an incident in Shoebury in Southend-on-Sea on Wednesday, where a man had died after falling from a height.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "As part of our ongoing investigation into the death of a man in Campfield Road, Shoebury on Wednesday, we have arrested a man in their 40s from the Witham area on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.

"This is a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive and our enquiries are ongoing."

Gilbey joined award-winning Channel 4 programme Gogglebox for its second series in 2013 before he and his family were dropped in 2014 after he signed up to Celebrity Big Brother.

They later returned to the show. 

A spokesman for the Channel 4 show said: “George was part of the Gogglebox family for eight series alongside his mum Linda and stepdad 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.”

Former Geordie Shore star Ricci Guarnaccio, who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2014 alongside Gilbey, paid tribute to his friend and former co-star on X, formerly known as Twitter, and said in a follow-up post that he had been involved in an “accident at work”.

He said: “Breaks my heart but George you are well and truly going to be missed my friend.

“Always lit up the room, cared for others & the memories we made I’ll cherish for ever brother.

“From CBB to speaking to you last week, I’m going to hugely miss you ma boiii! Love you G.”