CBB star George Gilbey arrives at court to face assault charge

George Gilbey, 34, arrives at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in London this afternoon

George Gilbey, 34, arrives at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in London this afternoon

A Gogglebox star threw a television and tried to strangle his ex-girlfriend in a drunken rage as she begged him not to kill her, a court heard today.

George Gilbey, 34, allegedly assaulted Gemma Conway at her flat in Twickenham, South West London, as their daughter slept upstairs.

The reality TV star, who has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, was also accused of causing around £400 worth of damage by throwing lamps, a TV and a baby gate at Miss Conway.

Gilbey, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, denies assault by beating and criminal damage.

Alex Ng, prosecuting, told Wimbledon Magistrates' Court: 'It's an allegation of assault in a domestic setting.

'Gemma Conway will tell the court how she had an argument with Mr Gilbey and was attacked by him by punching.

'He damaged various domestic items, a baby gate, the television a lamp and other metal items. She called her mum. Officers arrived and the court can see pictures taken by officers of the injuries.'

Giving evidence, Miss Conway said she had been with the electrician for around two-and-a-half years.

Gogglebox star Gilbey (left) is accused of attacking his partner Gemma Conway (right)

Gogglebox star Gilbey (left) is accused of attacking his partner Gemma Conway (right)

She said: 'We had previously lived together but the relationship wasn't working. So I moved in to my own property and he was looking to move back into the area and had rented a room around the corner. He had only just moved in.  

'He stayed in my flat for a couple of days while he was moving in. On March 16, essentially I never got to go out being a full time working mum.

'I had invited a colleague back to my house. I picked up my daughter en route from the childminder and then another colleague from work, in my capacity as a teacher, came to join us. I wouldn't class it as a party.

'George had been at the pub before I think, drinking and watching the Cheltenham Races.'

Miss Conway (pictured today at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court) said she had been with the electrician for two-and-a-half years

Miss Conway (pictured today at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court) said she had been with the electrician for two-and-a-half years

The school teacher told magistrates that during the evening she left the flat to pick up a bottle of prosecco from a local supermarket. 

Gilbey had mentioned over text he would pop in to greet her friends, the court heard.

'As I returned I heard George's voice in the flat talking to my friends. I could see he was very drunk', she said.

After a brief chat he left, Miss Conway claims, but on his way out said to her 'you and my mum are finished'.

Miss Conway said: 'I just said to my friends

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