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Gogglebox star reveals heartbreaking family death just months after happy milestone

The reality star took to social media with the sad news

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Nicky Morris
Nicky MorrisTV and film writer
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Gogglebox star Georgia Bell has announced the heartbreaking passing of a beloved family member. 

The TV star is known and loved for appearing on the Channel 4 reality show alongside best friend Abbie Lynn. 

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Taking to Instagram on Monday, the mum-of-one revealed that her grandmother had sadly died. 

"Our beautiful little Nana, your now the brightest star in the sky," she wrote. "The most beautiful soul, our bestest friend.

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"Nothing is ever going to be the same but we know your always here in our hearts. We love you forever and always…

"Sleep tight our little Nana. 20.10.23."

Georgia's followers rushed to the comments section with messages of support, including Abbie, who wrote: "Thinking of my second family through this sad time. Love you all."

Former Gogglebox star Lisa Baggs also left a comment: "Sending so much love darling x."

Another person penned: "Sending love and hugs thinking of you and all your family," while a fourth added: "So sorry to hear about your Nana Georgia, I know how much you loved her. Sending lots of love and hugs at this time."

The passing of Georgia's nan comes just months after she celebrated her son Hugh's first birthday. 

Gogglebox star Georgia Bell's newborn son, Hugh© Georgia Bell/Instagram
Georgia son Hugh was born in July 2022

Taking to Instagram in July to mark the happy milestone, the reality star shared a carousel of professional photos of her baby boy. Sharing a sweet tribute to her bundle of joy, she wrote: "Happy 1st Birthday our little darling Hugh.

"A year has passed since we welcomed you to the world. We've watched you grow into the happiest, silliest, cheekiest little boy. You've got the bestest fur brother you could ever dream of.

"The day our lives changed forever, the day our lives just got better. We love you forever our beautiful little Hugh."

Gogglebox's Georgia Bell, her partner Josh and their baby son Hugh© Georgia Bell/Instagram
Georgia and her partner Josh have been together for five years

Georgia, 23, and her boyfriend Josh, 24, welcomed their first baby in July last year. Taking to Instagram to announce the joyous news, she wrote: "Our beautiful boy has made his entrance!

"12/07/22 at 12:31pm - 7lb 7.5oz. You're perfect in every way Hugh James Newby."

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Georgia and Josh have been together for half a decade, and recently celebrated their five-year anniversary with a trip to the Lake District. 

Gogglebox's Georgia Bell with son Hugh and dog Vinnie© Georgia Bell/Instagram
Georgia with her baby boy Hugh and dog Vinnie

Sharing a video montage of their romantic getaway on social media, Georgia wrote: "We celebrated us a little different this year, a surprise night away & quality time together."

Meanwhile, Georgia and Abbie have been fan favourites on Gogglebox since making their debut in 2018. 

Away from the show, Abbie works in credit control, while Georgia left her job as a hairdresser earlier this year. 

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Georgia appears alongside Abbie on Gogglebox

Taking to her Instagram Stories in March, she announced the career change. "To all my wonderful clients, I just want to thank every single of you for all your support over the years of hairdressing," she wrote. "For those who may not already know, after much consideration, I have decided I will not be continuing hairdressing once my maternity leave is over! My next step will be something more suitable to family life."

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