Celebrity Big Brother 2014: George Gilbey is being paid £100,000!

Celebrity Big Brother - Summer 2014

Celebrity Big Brother UK housemate George Gilbey is getting paid a cool £100,000 to appear in the show.

At least that's according to his mum Linda, who also confirmed that the family have been sacked from Gogglebox, the Channel 4 show that made them famous.

George's mum Linda revealed: "I was with him when he got the offer, we were in a pub garden and he couldn't tell anybody.

"When we got tot he car, he went 'I've got it!' - it was so much money!"

But the £100,000 fee is going to have last George as it's cost him and his family their role on Channel 4's Gogglebox.

Linda confirmed reports earlier this month about their axe, explaining: "They said to us that they want ordinary people watching television, not 'celebrities'.

"But George couldn't refuse that money, it could buy him his own place.

"He said to me, 'Mum, I'm going to better myself, and I'll come out and still be George."

In an interview with magazine, Linda also praised the "lovely" and "beautiful" Stephanie, saying that she and George make a good couple.

Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.

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