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Benefits Street is returning to a new location. Is it in your backyard?

Filming has begun for a new series of the controversial reality TV show Benefits Street. But this time, it is set in a new location.

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The Chanel 4 programme made a huge impact in its first series as it followed a close-knit community where many of the residents were on benefits.

It proved to be addictive viewing despite complaints that the participants were being exploited and the show was nothing more than ‘poverty porn’.

Its popularity made a star of Deirdre Kelly, better known as White Dee, who is currently appearing in Celebrity Big Brother.

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Benefits Street was previously filmed in Birmingham’s James Turner Street

The first series was filmed in James Turner Street in an area of Birmingham known as Winson Green.

And now the location of the second series has been unveiled as a street in Teeside.

It is Kingston Road in Stockton, which was once reported as being among the ‘most deprived’ streets in the country.

A typical three bedroom house in the area is estimated to be worth around the £50,000 mark, with a typical monthly rent being approximately £283pcm, according to Zoopla.

It compares to an average property value of almost £150,000 in Stockton-on-Tees, where prices have risen more than £5,000 during the past year.

The highest value street in the area is Aislaby Road where the average value of a home is £558,534, while the highest turnover is in Grey Street and Fairdene Avenue.

August 26, 2014 at 2:07 PM 1 comment

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West buy new Californian home

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have allegedly bought a $20m mansion in California’s Hidden Hills.

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If the reports are true, it will be a very expensive change of mind for the celebrity couple, who are currently in the middle of renovating another multi-million pound property in Bel Air.

The new home is understood to have everything that one of the world’s most talked about couples could wish for – including multiple pools and even their own vineyard.

The property is also said to the be in the same neighbourhood as the reality star’s Mum, meaning that Kris will be on hand for any last minute babysitting duties.

The couple are set to sell the Bel Air once the renovations are complete, and move instead into the luxury Hidden Hills mansion, which boasts a pool house that is bigger than the average family home.

That property may now be off the market, but what else is available in California’s Hidden Hills?

1. Live in style in the Hidden Hills with this six bedroom property. It boosts a dual wrought iron staircase, plantation shutters and Brazilian Cherry wood floors.

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2. This four bedroom property has a romantic country English theme and boasts four new bathrooms, a living room and a cosy den.

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3. Live in a prestigious guard gated community with a 24 foot living room ceiling and Italian marble fireplace at his six bedroom property.

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August 7, 2014 at 3:37 PM Leave a comment

Jamie Oliver’s original pukka pad is for sale

A three bedroom London where Jamie Oliver filmed the original series of The Naked Chef has gone on the market for almost £3m.

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More than a decade ago, Jamie made his television debut at the Clerkenwell flat in The Naked Chef. The programme featured the spiral staircase in the opening credits, the cobbled street where Jamie parked his moped and the kitchen where he cooked his ‘pukka tukka’.

Jamie and his wife Jools lived in the property – paid for by the BBC – while filming the first two series of The Naked Chef.

The programme was ground-breaking in its day with the use of jumpy, close up camera work and Jame’s relaxed cooking style, which would see him tear up herbs rather than chop them.

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Each episode would be based around a social event in Jamie’s life, such as cooking for his sister’s hen night.

Since moving out, the property has been updated, with a new kitchen, a spa bathroom and ensuite bedrooms. It is currently on the market for £2,995,000.

John Athanasiou, of estate agents Stirling Ackroyd, said: “When you go up the spiral staircase in this particular property, people can’t help but be impressed with the bright and beautifully space.”

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August 5, 2014 at 1:37 PM Leave a comment

What’s occurring? Gavin and Stacey ‘home’ up for sale

Gwen’s home from the popular TV show Gavin and Stacey has gone on the market despite welcoming more than 13,000 fans through its front door.

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The Barry property is famed for Gwen’s omelettes and feisty neighbour Doris, and is now one of the key stops on the Gavin and Stacey tour.

Estate agents Burnett Davies with Easton, which is handling the sale, described the terrace home at 47 Trinity Street as “a small piece of television history”.

The agent’s Alex Easton said: “It also offers a potential business opportunity for someone wanting to continue the frequent tours but unlike the current owner, charge visitors.

“The two double bedroom house is deceptively spacious and includes a very pleasant, south facing courtyard with elevated views across the old docks and Barry Island.”

The property comes with an asking price of £125,000.

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The current owners have decided to sell up and an open day is being held on August 2 between 10am and 1pm.

Homeowner Glenda Kenyon told the Daily Mirror: “Since the filming of Gavin and Stacey, I have welcomed over 13,000 visitors to the house including organised coach tours on a weekly basis.

“I will miss both the street and Barry, but having lived here for over 30 years, I feel it’s time for a change and plan to move to Swansea.”

July 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM Leave a comment

Katie Price’s West Sussex mansion is ‘for sale’

Katie Price is planning to sell her West Sussex mansion, where she found her husband cheating with her best friend.

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The glamour model wants to make a fresh start by selling the £2m property, which includes stables – one of several locations where the cheating took place.

The stables are a painful reminder for horse-loving Katie following her husband’s confession of an affair with her best friend Jane Pountney earlier this year.

It follows fresh revelations today that her husband Keiran Hayler also had an affair with her friend Chrissy Thomas in road lay-bys.

Katie told The Sun: “I’ve known Jane and Chrissy for years. They are two people who I thought would have my back and Kieran has been in my house with all three of us, knowing he is sleeping with all of us.”

Keiran is alleged to have had a seven month affair with Jane – on many occasions in the home as well as the stables.

He told the Sun on Sunday: “It was around 1am and I was hammered from drinking Porn Star martinis. I head up to the stables where a friend of mine was meant to be staying and Jane followed me. We had sex standing up.”

Katie is pregnant with her fifth child – her second with Keiran.

She bought the luxury six bedroom home in 2010 and moved in with her then husband Alex Reid.

She was previously married to singer Peter Andre, who is the father of two of her older children. Her fifth child is from a relationship with Dwight Yorke.

Katie had initially tweeted that she would be getting a divorce from Keiran. But it seems those plans may now be on hold after she co-hosted a baby shower with him and also suggested that she may take his name if he could prove himself to her following his affair. The property is being sold privately.

So, where will the glamour model go next? If she remains in West Sussex, here are some options with her £2m budget.

For sale:

1. Five bedroom house in East Grinstead.

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2. Six bedroom house in Burgess Hill.

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3. Six bedroom house near Pulborough.

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July 21, 2014 at 11:02 AM Leave a comment

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