Jeremy McConnell and Steph Davis “gutted” over shock death of CBB housemate David Gest

His death has stunned the showbiz world

The trio met recently
The trio met recently

Jeremy McConnell and girlfriend Steph Davis are devastated after learning of the sudden and unexpected death of their Celebrity Big Brother housemate David Gest.

The couple spent a number of weeks with the iconic music producer in the reality tv house back in January and only met up with him for a reunion earlier this month. It was confirmed today that the 62-year-old was found dead in a London hotel room.

Although Dublin native Jeremy has yet to respond to the tragic news, his partner Steph has spoken on his behalf. Taking to Twitter, she posted a photo of the trio’s meeting on April 3 and wrote:

“My heart is broken. Grandad has gone. Last to get photo with him. We made plans and im gutted I won’t see you again.

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“What an amazing man and a pleasure to have had times with u me and jezz gutted! Love u always amazing person. Heartbroken, devastated”

The former Hollyoaks star added: “Is this a joke? Shocked. So sad.”

Other tributes coming in for the tv personality have been from more stars who shared the CBB house with him.

Jeremy and David became great pals on the show
Jeremy and David became great pals on the show


X Factor singer Christopher Maloney wrote. “OMG just found out my great friend has sadly past away. My thoughts are with your family at this time. RIP David x”, while winner of the show, Scotty T, tweeted: “So tragic to hear….David guest you will always be in my thoughts & my heart it was a pleasure knowing you! Rest in peace mate.”

David sparked concerns for his health in the CBB house in when he was placed into a separate room to rest after becoming unwell. He then had to leave the house after just 13 days due to unspecified medical reasons.


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