REALITY TV star George Gilbey has traded his Gogglebox sofa for the famous Diary Room chair of the Big Brother house George joined 13 other housemates in Celebrity Big Brother which returned to TV screens this week.

He found fame on BAFTA-winning smash hit show Gogglebox where he gives viewers pearls of wisdom about the week's TV with mum Linda McGarry and her husband Pete from their lounge at home in St Osyth.

George was joined in the Big Brother house by a clutch of celebs on Monday night including transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, Benefits Street’s White Dee, Lauren Goodger of The Only Way Is Essex, Strictly Come Dancing's James Jordan and heavyweight boxer Audley Harrison among others.

The next morning hairdresser mum Linda tweeted: “Well last night was brilliant fun.

“Of course I got emotional, so did our Pete.

“We are going to miss him but at least we can see him on telly.”

Pete and Linda have spent the week urging fans to vote for George so he doesn't face the dreaded eviction from the house and the show.

Viewers can vote for him on Twitter using the hashtag #georgetowin.