Who is Britain’s dream celebrity neighbour?
Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry is Britain’s dream celebrity neighbour, according to research from property website Zoopla.
The Queen of cakes narrowly beat the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as the celeb most Brits would like to live next door to.
The survey revealed we are a nation ruled by our stomachs and tempted by the potential of sharing some gourmet food, as chefs secured a massive quarter of the total vote.
Reality TV stars were voted the least desirable type of celebrity to have as a neighbour, with over 40% of the public declaring that having these limelight-loving celebrities living next door would be a recipe for disaster.
Ex-Apprentice candidate Katie Hopkins came bottom of the list nationwide, with a fifth of respondents citing the controversial columnist as the least desirable celebrity neighbour.
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The research also looked at what makes the perfect neighbour, with safety conscious Brits deeming that keeping an eye on your home when you’re away (77%) and making sure their property is well maintained (63%) are the most important factors.
The study found that sure-fire ways to wind up your neighbour are being noisy (92%), not keeping up with property maintenance (65%) and constant gossiping (39%).
Lawrence Hall of Zoopla said: “The British public know what they want from a neighbour, and Mary Berry’s kind and trustworthy character – not to mention her infamous baking ability – clearly appeals. The glitz and glamour of having a pop star or reality TV personality next door might appeal to some, but our research shows that – famous or not – Brits want a neighbour they can rely on.”