The hottest celebrity homes of the year:from George and Amal Clooney's Oxfordshire retreat to Ben Fogle's exotic London terrace

As 2016 draws to a close, we take a look back at the most spectacular celebrity homes featured in Homes & Property this year...

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This year has seen celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic selling, buying, reducing and even flipping their homes, providing us with a rare glimpse inside some of the most spectacular and extravagant homes on the property market.

During 2016, we've seen the Clooneys splash out on a £10k 'love boat' for their Oxfordshire estate and pop queen Adele snap up a sprawling LA mansion in the same star-studded neighbourhood that Cameron Diaz and J-Law call home.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke splashed out on a Venice Beach house with a 30ft swimming pool - just the place for the Mother of Dragons to relax after a fiery week on set.

Shake it Off singer Taylor Swift also changed it up at home this year - by moving into a luxury pad with a private rooftop lounge and indoor pool while she renovates her luxury Tribeca penthouse.

Mission Impossible actor Tom Cruise listed his £40m Colorado estate, sold his Beverly Hills mansion but has struggled to find a buyer for his West Sussex pile.

Rowan Atkinson also had a tough time selling his five-bedroom rectory home in the village of Waterperry, near Oxford, and eventually slashed almost half a million pounds off the asking price.

In London, celebrity couple Ben and Marina Fogle opened the doors of their colourful five-storey terrace house. From the eclectic kitchen with its Soho House vibe, to the man cave in the garden, the family home of this TV explorer and parenting guru just had to be extraordinary - and it doesn't disappoint.

Take a tour - and see inside - the hottest celebrity homes of 2016 in our gallery above...

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