Homes gossip: Lady Gaga, Graham Norton, Helen Mirren, Celebrity Big Brother House

Fancy living near Graham Norton and Helen Mirren? Now's your chance: £2.95 million is the price for a four-storey Regency townhouse in celebrity-centric Wapping. Plus: new year, new man and maybe even a new house for Lady Gaga?
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Graham and Helen wait on the Pier

Fancy living next door to Graham Norton and opposite Helen Mirren? Now’s your chance. A four-storey regency townhouse, located in Wapping’s celebrity-centric Pier Head development, is on the market with Cluttons for £2.95 million (020 7488 4858,

The impressive home has four bedrooms, a conservatory and excellent views of the private riverside gardens and the Thames.

The Pier Head development, built on what was once the main maritime entrance of the London Docks, recently celebrated its 200th anniversary with a fireworks event and its famous residents in attendance.

With the bars and restaurants of St Katharine Docks on its doorstep, it’s little wonder that this is a hotspot for stars seeking solitude in the city.

Celebrity Big Brother House

CBB won't Boreham once the faux fur starts to fly

No wonder this year’s Celebrity Big Brother residents are making themselves at home. The likes of TOWIE’s Kirk Norcross and X Factor dropout Frankie Cocozza have the most flamboyant house in the show’s history.

Located in the Elstree compound in Hertfordshire, the Channel 5 team has splashed out on an unashamedly bling lodge-style abode.

Note the animal obsession – cowskin rugs, matching lampshades, stags heads mounted on plaques. And it seems the producers have a penchant for faux fur.

With a hot tub, pool and palm trees, the garden is more Hollywood than Borehamwood. Chalet chic or cowboy overkill? You decide.

Lady Gaga
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Gaga's not born to live this way

New year, new man and maybe even a new house for Lady Gaga? After recently going public with latest love interest, The Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney, the 25-year-old superstar is said to be so smitten that she is thinking of buying a house close to him. Despite rumours that the couple as spotted viewing a £1.7 million Pennsylvania property being quashed, I’d watch this space.

After all, current arrangements aren’t too private. Whenever she pays her beau a visit, she stays in the beach house that he shares with friends. And with another busy year of touring, writing and recording ahead, a relaxing little retreat could be just what the Bad Romance singer needs.

House in Fulham

Gnome sweet home buyer gets to see Elton in concert

Gnomeo & Juliet co-writer Steve Hamilton-Shaw is eagerly awaiting next month’s Oscar ceremony. The animated film, which he also produced for Elton John and David Furnish’s Rocket Pictures, has been nominated in the Best Original Song category.

Meanwhile. the movie maestro is selling his Fulham home for £1.15 million after giving it big refurb. The stylish terraced house is with Hamptons International Fulham (020 7384 1001,

There are four good-sized bedrooms, including a spectacular master suite on the top floor, and an extended kitchen leading on to a south facing garden. It would make the best family pad being close to South Park and its excellent schools and nurseries. And whoever buys gets a pair of tickets to see Elton John in concert. Bonus.

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