7 celebrities who have done time on community service – and what they did to get it

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IF YOU do the crime, you have to do the time, and even celebrities can’t get away from paying their dues.

Here’s a list of celebrities who have had to don the vintage high-vis jackets and pick up litter in the name of community service (and what they did in order to be dealt the punishment by the courts).

Boy George

 Boy George looked decidedly less glam when he was given surgery in 2006

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Boy George looked decidedly less glam when he was given surgery in 2006

Culture Club singer Boy George is normally one of the most glam people at a celeb event – but he stripped back his make-up and couture for a pair of cut off jeans and a t-shirt for his service in 2006.

Handed a five-day community service sentence in New York after being found guilty of wasting police time earlier that year, George found himself struggling as photographers swarmed on his patch as he picked up litter.

However, the took the punishment itself on the chin, and later joked that he was “always a scrubber” anyway.

George Michael

 George Michael served community service back in 2007

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George Michael served community service back in 2007

George Michael was given 100 hours community service and banned from driving for two years in 2007.

The singer was caught under the influence behind the wheel of a car in Cricklewood, North London, and said he was “ashamed” of his behaviour.

He was found with a series of drugs in his system including GHB and cannabis, however his defence argued that the GHB could have been present without illegally ingesting it.

The star was also slapped with 80 hours of community service in California back in 1998 after “lewd conduct in a restroom”.

Chris Brown

 Chris was served 180 days of community service after assaulting Rihanna

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Chris was served 180 days of community service after assaulting Rihanna

In 2013, rapper Chris Brown was given 1000 hours of community service after violating his probation for the assault on girlfriend Rihanna.

He was later accused of forging his documentation to lie about the amount of service he had completed and was made to start them over.

The musician completed his service 2015, but the controversy surrounding the brutal beating of his singer ex-girlfriend still remains.

Marco Pierre White Jr

 The tattooed Big Brother star was convicted of stealing a credit card

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The tattooed Big Brother star was convicted of stealing a credit card

He was known as the bad boy of Big Brother, but in 2016 Marco Pierre White Jr’s behaviour finally caught up to him after he was found guilty of spending £2,500 on his ex-girlfriend Carina Evans’ credit card.

Landing 120 hours community service, he was designated to picking up rubbish from the side of a motorway.

Westminster Magistrates Court also ordered him to pay £2,500 compensation, costs of £650 and £85 victim surcharge.

Jeremy McConnell

 Jeremy McConnell walked free from his case with Steph Davis - but served community service

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Jeremy McConnell walked free from his case with Steph Davis – but served community service

Irish model Jeremy McConnell was found guilty of assaulting his ex girlfriend Stephanie Davies in a cocaine-fuelled hotel room brawl- but avoided jail.

Former Hollyoaks star Steph was bruised on her arms and head, bitten on her arm and said she feared for her life.

Her victim impact statement read at Liverpool JP’s court, said: “I feel a nervous wreck, like I’m drowning.”

He was handed 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, will also have to attend a Building Better Relationships course, and carry out 200 hours community service.

However, just days into his service starting, he risked going to jail after refusing to remove a spray painted wall because he thought the street art “might’ve been done by Banksy“.

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