Former Braintree and Witham schoolboy enters Celebrity Big Brother house

George Gilbey enters the Big Brother house. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

George Gilbey enters the Big Brother house. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

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A former Braintree and Witham schoolboy has entered the Big Brother house.

George Gilbey, who studied at Chipping Hill Primary School and Alec Hunter Academy, joined 13 other housemates for a celebrity version of the show, which returned to Channel 5 on Monday.

George, 30, grew up in the district before moving to St Osyth with his mum Linda McGarry and her husband Pete, where he found unlikely fame as one of the stars in TV’s Gogglebox, which won a BAFTA earlier this year.

Both George and his family are still well-known in the district from the days when they ran the Woolpack pub in Church Street, Witham and the Kings Head in Coggeshall Road, Braintree.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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7:38pm Wed 20 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ...
'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ... /@|_|@\
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9:18pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

Am I meant to care?
Am I meant to care? Jack222
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10:31pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Gilbz74 says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ...
Tesco grabbed it? God how much of the small modern aged of this world do you live in? Get back up the skate park
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: 'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ...[/p][/quote]Tesco grabbed it? God how much of the small modern aged of this world do you live in? Get back up the skate park Gilbz74
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10:34pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Gilbz74 says...

Jack222 wrote:
Am I meant to care?
Prob not, but I hope you have somewhere to look forward in life going forth from Braintree
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Am I meant to care?[/p][/quote]Prob not, but I hope you have somewhere to look forward in life going forth from Braintree Gilbz74
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10:34pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Gilbz74 says...

Jack222 wrote:
Am I meant to care?
Prob not, but I hope you have somewhere to look forward in life going forth from Braintree
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Am I meant to care?[/p][/quote]Prob not, but I hope you have somewhere to look forward in life going forth from Braintree Gilbz74
  • Score: -1

9:27am Thu 21 Aug 14

Allytoli says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ...
In your answer to when, about 15+ years ago.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: 'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ...[/p][/quote]In your answer to when, about 15+ years ago. Allytoli
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5:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Gilbz74 wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ...
Tesco grabbed it? God how much of the small modern aged of this world do you live in? Get back up the skate park
What ARE you trying to say? Sheesh ... unintelligible even to a whippersnapper like me.
[quote][p][bold]Gilbz74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: 'The King's Head' on Coggeshall Road? When was that then? If it was in the latter years (immediately before Tesco grabbed it) then he's not gonna be THAT well-known since it was a pretty dire place and those that went there were less than accommodating to those of us that might not have been regulars ...[/p][/quote]Tesco grabbed it? God how much of the small modern aged of this world do you live in? Get back up the skate park[/p][/quote]What ARE you trying to say? Sheesh ... unintelligible even to a whippersnapper like me. /@|_|@\
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10:07pm Thu 21 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I rather think that we might have stumbled upon the secret whereabouts of Stanley Unwin’s scriptwriter.
I rather think that we might have stumbled upon the secret whereabouts of Stanley Unwin’s scriptwriter. OMPITA [Intl]
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8:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Ah - the "Professor". An absolute darling of a bloke that so typifies the British ability to excel in eccentricity. He used to crack me up -- unlike the berk above! Him - prob'ly a yank, innit.
Ah - the "Professor". An absolute darling of a bloke that so typifies the British ability to excel in eccentricity. He used to crack me up -- unlike the berk above! Him - prob'ly a yank, innit. /@|_|@\
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