Jeremy McConnell has been jailed for 18 weeks after he breached his community order by flying to Turkey for a hair and beard transplant.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star will spend Christmas behind bars after Cardiff Magistrates’ Court activated his suspended jail term.
Shortly before attending court earlier today, Jeremy hinted that he will be going to prison by writing on his Instagram story: “If I don’t see yas have a good Christmas”.
He was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months and was ordered to attend a Building Better Relationships course as well as carry out 200 hours of community service.
Jeremy went on to miss eight work appointments, with the probation service recommending that he is ordered to complete the extra hours – a suggestion that the judge dismissed, instead opting to send Jeremy to jail.
District Judge Wendy Lloyd told the star: “After trial I convicted you of a vicious alcohol-fuelled attack on your partner and the mother of your child.
“She received a number of injuries and you also damaged her property. You showed no regard for your little baby, who was caught up in the violence.
“I was anxious to protect other women from your violence in future, so I gave you a suspended sentence with rehabilitation requirements.
“Your solicitor said it would be unjust to activate that sentence. However I find the reality is that your enthusiasm for cooperation has been short lived and there’s nothing to show in the future things will change.
“You have done some of the work and it seems fair that I give you some discount for that. I sentence you to 18 weeks of imprisonment out of the original 20.”
Just three months into his community order it was revealed that Jeremy had jetted to Istanbul in Turkey to get a hair and beard transplant, with a source telling The Sun at the time: “Jeremy has been reckless and stupid to think that the law wouldn’t catch up with him.
“He skipped dates so he could go out partying with his mates in Turkey and now it’s caught up with him.
“He’s had a hair transplant but the price could be a stint behind bars.”
Stephanie has not publicly commented on her ex’s jail sentence.