Celebrity Big Brother UK: George Gilbey gets the Gogglebox axe

Celebrity Big Brother - Summer 2014

There's bad news for Celebrity Big Brother housemate George Gibley: He's been sacked!

The Gogglebox 'star' and his family will no longer appear on the Channel 4 series.

Producers said that it would not "work" after George's appearance on CBB.

George was told before taking part in the Channel 5 show that it would mean "forfeiting" his place in front of the telly (and the Gogglebox cameras).

However the rumoured £100,000 CBB pay cheque was clearly enough to tempt them.

Producer Chantal Boyle told the Daily Mirror newspaper today: “It’s all about money.

"They are pretty cash-strapped and so you can see why they would accept the offer to go on Big Brother.

"But we can’t have them in the new series of Gogglebox.”

A range of new faces, families and households will instead be introduced for the new run, which will begin on Channel 4 next month.

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