Gogglebox star George Gilbey, 35, is jailed for three months for drink driving after petrol station staff smelled alcohol on his breath when he went to buy fuel

  • George Gilbey from Essex was arrested after petrol station staff smelled alcohol
  • The 35-year-old is believed to have walked to Tesco after his car ran out of fuel
  • But workers reportedly called police after suspecting Gilbey was drink driving
  • Gilbey breathalysed by police and was nearly three times over the drink limit
  • He admitted to drink driving at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and was jailed 

A Gogglebox star has been jailed for three months for drink driving.

George Gilbey from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, was arrested after petrol station staff smelled alcohol on him.

The Channel 4 personality is believed to have walked to Tesco for help after his car - a Vauxhall - ran out of fuel.

George Gilbey (pictured on Celebrity Big Brother) from Clacton, Essex, was nicked after petrol station staff smelled alcohol on him

George Gilbey (pictured on Celebrity Big Brother) from Clacton, Essex, was nicked after petrol station staff smelled alcohol on him

The Channel 4 personality (pictured with his parents on Gogglebox) is believed to have walked to Tesco for help after his car - a Vauxhall - ran out of fuel

The Channel 4 personality (pictured with his parents on Gogglebox) is believed to have walked to Tesco for help after his car - a Vauxhall - ran out of fuel

But workers called the police after suspecting Gilbey had been drink driving, according to the Sun.

The 35-year-old, who rose to fame on Gogglebox with his mother Linda and her husband Pete in 2013, was breathalysed by police and was nearly three times over the drink limit.

He admitted to drink driving at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and was jailed due to serving a community punishment following a drunken bust up with his ex-girlfriend last year.

Gilbey and Gemma Conway
The 35-year-old was breathalysed by police and was nearly three times over the drink limit. He admitted to drink driving at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and was jailed due to serving a community punishment following a drunken bust up with his ex-girlfriend last year

The 35-year-old (right) was breathalysed by police and was nearly three times over the drink limit. He admitted to drink driving at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court and was jailed due to serving a community punishment following a drunken bust up with his ex-girlfriend (left, Gemma Conway) last year

Gilbey was also banned from driving for five years. His family (pictured) were booted off Gogglebox in 2014 when Gilbey entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on rival Channel 5 - which is deemed a rule breaker by producers

Gilbey was also banned from driving for five years. His family (pictured) were booted off Gogglebox in 2014 when Gilbey entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on rival Channel 5 - which is deemed a rule breaker by producers

Gilbey was also banned from driving for five years.

His family were booted off Gogglebox in 2014 when Gilbey entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on rival Channel 5 - which is deemed a rule breaker by producers. 

But his parents rejoined the programme.

A spokesman for Brake, the road safety charity, said: 'Drink driving puts lives at risk.'

Gogglebox star George Gilbey is jailed for three months for drink driving

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