He himself had ended up behind bars for drink-driving in October 2019 and was jailed for three months, where he ran into the other inmate.
Admitting he feared for the man’s life, George, 35, rang his parents to help pay off the debt for him, explaining: ‘So he took out a debt with whoever was on that wing and they’ve hurt him that bad that his jaw was hanging off his face.
‘This is over a £20 drugs-debt so now I had to get involved. I couldn’t leave that. I said “Listen, stand back mate, I’ll have it in your account tomorrow.”
‘I phoned mum and said “Can you put twenty quid in his account so he can pay this geezer?”
‘I come out the next morning and he took a load more drugs off the bloke because I paid his bill.’
The former Channel 4 star also revealed that his parents sent in boxer shorts for the prisoners after hearing him say that many of them didn’t have money to buy them.
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