Chantelle Connelly declared bankrupt after quitting Geordie Shore and being convicted of punching a woman in Newcastle
Ex-Geordie Shore star Chantelle Connelly has been declared bankrupt.
Her financial troubles follow her GBH conviction for punching a woman in a brawl in Newcastle.
Official papers show the 28-year-old, who is this week sunning herself in Marbella with friends, asked to make herself insolvent.
She told Chronicle Live: “I don’t want to speak about it.”
Chantelle quickly rose to fame on the 12th series of the MTV show, but quit after just one series.
She repeatedly asked victim Lauren Alexander if she had “gone with” her ex Tommy Sayers during the attack in Newcastle.
Then she grabbed the victim’s phone and looked through it for Tommy’s name before jumping in front of her and punching her in the face.
The star sent Lauren flying into a wall during the boozy spat on October 28, 2016.
She needed three stitches to her mouth and also suffered two fractures in her wrist during the attack.
Chantelle had denied GBH, but she was convicted at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court.
Despite earning cash endorsing products on her Instagram account, her solicitor claimed the fine would have a “catastrophic” impact on her finances.
He said firms stopped working with the former reality star because of the court case
Chantelle confirmed that she was leaving the show in June after only one series, proclaiming there was “more important things than reality TV”.
She made her announcement on Twitter, and wrote: “Fame and money isn’t everything… Health and happiness is!!”
But she later admitted: “I walked away from the biggest opportunity of my life for love and I regret that.”