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DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles is on the lookout for a Georgian rectory and Bruce Willis sells his three-bedroom flat in one of Donald Trump's towers for less than he expected

Searching for a love nest

Nick Knowles and girlfriend Jessica Rose Moor
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Nick Knowles and Jessica Rose Moor

DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles has been living in a rented property in west London since selling his former home in Chiswick. The 43-year-old TV star, who is known for helping to give even the dullest of rooms a dazzling makeover, is now sharing the plush pad with his glamorous girlfriend Jessica Rose Moor, 23.

However, these living arrangements may only be temporary. He has revealed that he is keen to get back on the property ladder and is on the lookout for a Georgian rectory. I can confirm that his budget is around £850,000. As much as he loves living in the capital, and as convenient as it is for filming, he is also considering moving to Gloucestershire. But how hands-on will he be with his own renovations?

An £8.75m star in Eaton Place

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Eaton Place: Number 103 is on the market for £8.75 million

Following the successful BBC revival of Upstairs, Downstairs last Christmas, 165 Eaton Place will be back on the box next year. Meanwhile, an opportunity has arisen for a new family to move into the Belgravia neighbourhood. Number 103 is on the market with Knight Frank for £8.75 million.

An elegant and spacious four-bedroom apartment with a fully incorporated mews property, it has its own private entrance, swimming pool, south-facing terrace and parking.

The likes of Charles Saatchi, Nigella Lawson and Sven-Goran Eriksson have all called the area home, but who will be joining the residents of this smart square as the series relaunches?

Bruce trumped by market

Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming
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Bruce Willis and Emma Heming

Bruce Willis is set to star in Moonrise Kingdom, the new Wes Anderson film. So with production in nearby Rhode Island, why would the Hollywood actor choose to sell his New York pad at a loss of £170,000?

Willis bought the 20th-floor, three-bedroom, three-bathroom flat in one of Donald Trump’s towers for £2.57 million but has accepted a £2.4 million offer.

Not even the 11ft windows overlooking the city or the easy commute to work could tempt the star, pictured above with wife Emma Heming, to stay put.

Close and cosy suits Preeya

Preeya Kalidas
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Preeya Kalidas

Former EastEnders star Preeya Kalidas has confirmed she is working on a new album, after being named best female act at the UK Asian Music Awards. But the star has also talked about how important her flat location is to maintaining a work/life balance.

"Working so hard can be quite stressful," she says. "So the opportunity of being bale to walk outside and enjoy fresh air is great. I live in south-west London near the river and very close to Battersea Park, in a little one-bedroom flat, just me, so I can leave it a mess if I want to."

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