|Chiswick Celebs Make Most Desirable Neighbours|
Colin Firth tops the list followed closely by Ant & Dec
It seems Colin Firth's winning streak extends to property after he was voted the most 'desirable neighbour' in a Celebrity Neighbour Survey carried out by Zoopla.co.uk.
Man of the moment Colin Firth received 15% of votes for the most desirable neighbour in the survey of 4,107 homeowners. Cheryl Cole was closely followed by more Chiswickians Ant and Dec with 8.7%, and rounding off the top five most desirable neighbours were Jeremy Clarkson (8.1%) and Michael McIntrye (7.5%).
Nick Leeming, of Zoopla.co.uk, said: "Having the right celebrity on your street can benefit a neighbourhood and have a positive impact on home values but the wrong celebrity can have the opposite effect. An unpopular celebrity can not only make a street less appealing, but actually damage house prices.
Katie Price was voted neighbour from hell by almost one in three respondents, while her closest rivals for the top spot were Irish pop duo Jedward (12.6%), Gillian McKeith (7.8%) and Kerry Katona (7.6%). Alex Reid also made the top 10 least desirable list with 4.3% of the vote, while Simon Cowell came in 10th place with 2.7% of the vote.
"It's clear from these results who the public believes would benefit and harm their street. No doubt there have been more than a few sighs of relief since Katie Price put her Surrey pile on the market," said Leeming.
Proving that politics and popularity go hand in hand, David Cameron is one of only two names to appear on both the most and least desirable neighbours lists, gaining an almost equal share of the vote in both cases. The other love him or hate personality to appear on both lists is Jeremy Clarkson.
10 most desirable celebrity neighbours
1. Colin Firth 15.1%
10 least desirable celebrity neighbours
1. Katie Price (Jordan) 29.1%
February 25, 2011