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Irish reality star Jeremy McConnell face swaps with late CBB co-star David Gest in bizarre Snapchat video

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Published 23/10/2016 | 13:00

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Jeremy McConnell as David Gest on Snapchat
David Gest arriving at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother
(L-R) Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell at the final of Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree Studios on February 5, 2016 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
David Gest passed away on April 12 at 62. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Irish reality star Jeremy McConnell has raised eyebrows with his latest bizarre faceswap.

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The 26-year-old Dubliner posted a video on Snapchat of him faceswapped with David Gest, the late music producer who he starred in Celebrity Big Brother with in January.

In the short clip, he introduces himself putting no American accent, saying: "Hello guys, David Gest here. I've been in Lanzarote the last few months and no one knows." The tagline along the bottom read, "Miss this dude so much".

Fans have labelled the video "disrespectful" to the late star.

Jeremy McConnell as David Gest on Snapchat
Jeremy McConnell as David Gest on Snapchat

Gest became a household name in 2002 after marrying Minnelli in a lavish ceremony that included Michael Jackson as best man and Elizabeth Taylor as maid of honour and appeared on a number of British reality shows including I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and died in his London home in April.

According to reports Gest had suffered from ill health in the months up to his death and had been taking medication to treat pneumonia.

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