Jeremy McConnell has been in court again after he was found hiding in a stranger’s home.
The reality star had drunkenly sneaked into her house through the back door after being chased from a party by two men.
The owner of the property heard a noise downstairs at 6.30am and was shocked to discover the reality star, who had entered through an unlocked back door.
During the incident in Skerries, near Dublin, which took place in February, the homeowner called the police and Jeremy said “I’m sorry” as he was arrested.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star explained that he had been attending a house party nearby and “became disorientated” as two men were chasing him.
Addressing Balbriggan District Court near Dublin today where he was convicted of trespassing, Jeremy said: “I am extremely apologetic. I was intoxicated and went into the wrong house.”
Judge Dempsey handed down the conviction and fined him €150 — equivalent to around £130.
The 27-year-old explained he has had rehab and is now living in Cardiff for the next three months for work.
After his court appearance, McConnell said: “It was last year at a rough time. I am very sorry to the lady.
“I’ve paid my fine and can finally move forward. She made me a lovely cuppa too.”
A friend of Jeremy’s told The Sun Online his day in court was “ending the bad chapter that has been the past year of his life”.
They added: “Jeremy walked into someone’s house last year when he shouldn’t have. He was in a bad place at the time and wasn’t thinking straight.
“Jeremy regrets what he has done and pleaded guilty to the charge of trespass.
“He’s held his hands up and will pay the fine. Now he just wants to move on and continue building his life.”
This latest conviction comes after he avoided prison after being convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Davis during a violent cocaine-fuelled attack.
Jeremy was arrested following the incident on March 10 and found guilty during the trail in August.
He was given a 20 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and was instructed to take a ‘Building Better Relationships’ course with the Probation Service.
He was also ordered to undertake 15 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirements and 200 hours of community service work.
He had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Stephanie, the mother of his son Caben-Albi, at her home in Liverpool.
The on-off couple originally met when they both appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, before going on to have a toxic and dangerous relationship which has been played out in public ever since.