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.
“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.
X Factor singer Christopher Maloney wrote. “OMG just found out my great friend @DavidGest2016 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.