Best and Worst Celebrity Neighbours Revealed

February 6, 2010 at 9:35 AM 1 comment

Most Desired Celebrity Neighbour


Least Desired Celebrity Neighbour

When it comes to the value of your home, celebrity neighbours can both add to and detract from property values in a neighbourhood. Our 2010 Celebrity Neighbour Survey makes it clear who would be welcomed and who wouldn’t.

Prolific twitterer and ‘national treasure’ Stephen Fry, who lives in West Hampstead, London where the average value of a detached house is £854,266, has been crowned as the celebrity the nation would most like to share a fence with.

In second place was the nation’s newly crowned ‘sweetheart’ Cheryl Cole who lives in footballers favourite Oxshott, Surrey where average property values are £1,202,774.  Completing the top five choices for best neighbours were Location, Location’s Kirstie Allsopp, pukka chef Jamie Oliver and Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson.

Respondents made it clear that being ‘noisy’ and ‘disruptive’ top the list of things that make a bad neighbour and voted Pete Doherty as their least desirable celebrity neighbour – a more unpopular choice than Nick Griffin.

What’s interesting is that it’s likely that the Babyshambles rocker doesn’t have any immediate neighbours anyway. He currently resides in a nine-bedroomed red-brick Georgian house on the outskirts of Marlborough, Wiltshire where the average value of a detached house is £466,781.

Doherty fought off fierce competition from Rehab singer Amy Winehouse who no doubt experienced some ‘for sale’ signs going up in a hurry last year in the leafy suburb of Hadley Wood in Barnet (average value of a detatched house in Barnet: £875,984) when she announced she was moving in.

Politically speaking…

As a possible sign of things to come in May, the nation has made clear which political figure they would prefer as a neighbour in 2010 with David Cameron (who, when not in London lives in Dean, Oxfordshire where average property values are: £646,523) making the list of ten most desirable neighbours, while Gordon Brown features as one of the ten least desirable. However, BNP leader Nick Griffin (Welshpool, average property values: £175,537) outstrips all other politicians in terms of unpopularity, capturing almost 10% of the votes as the celebrity people would least like to find next door.

Sitting on the fence…

Following his recent stint on Celebrity Big Brother, Vinnie Jones appears to have split the nation in terms of whether he would make a good neighbour, with 3.2% of voters saying he would not be their choice of a desirable neighbour and 3.8% voting for him as someone they would like to have living next door. Similar sentiment surrounds Gordon Ramsay (Wandsworth, London, average value for a detached property: £854,266) who appears to be the Marmite of neighbours, with an almost equal number of people voting both for and against him as someone they would want on their street.

What was pleasing to see was that, as a nation, we seem to know our neighbours with only 7.9% of respondents claiming to not know who is on the other side of the fence and in some ways contradictory, the two traits that were overwhelmingly stated as making a good neighbour were ‘keeping an eye on our property’ and ‘minding their own business’!

TOP 10 MOST DESIRED CELEBRITY NEIGHBOURS FOR 2010

Celebrity % of votes
Stephen Fry 26.1%
Cheryl Cole 14.7%
Kirstie Allsopp 9.6%
Jamie Oliver 9.2%
Jeremy Clarkson 7.6%
Gok Wan 5.3%
Prince William 5.1%
Vinnie Jones 3.8%
Ricky Gervais 3.4%
David Cameron 3.2%

TOP 10 LEAST DESIRED CELEBRITY NEIGHBOURS FOR 2010

Celebrity % of votes
Pete Doherty 16.4%
Amy Winehouse 15.7%
Katie Price 12.8%
Nick Griffin 9.2%
Gordon Brown 6.6%
Jedward 6.3%
Kerry Katona 6.2%
Ozzy Osbourne 4.8%
Vinnie Jones 3.2%
Gordon Ramsay 2.1%

Photo credits:

Pete Doherty / Title: Press Images / Artist: Peter Doherty / Photographer: Kevin Westenberg / Date: December 2008 / Copyright: Kevin Westenberg

Stephen Fry / Photographer: Claire Newman Williams

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Marten  |  February 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Clear to me that people don’t want to live next door to the rock stars who do drugs ;P

    Can’t say I blame them tho!

    Reply

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