eMoov Crowns I’m a Celebrity Winner Based on Property Values
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eMoov Crowns I’m a Celebrity Winner Based on Property Values

By |Published On: 14th November 2016|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

With I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here back on our screens, online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has completed its latest piece of topical research by crowning the winner based on property values.

The agent took the birthplace of each of the ten contestants (other than Polish-born Ola Jordan, who now lives in Maidstone) and ranked them based on the change in the average property values since the show aired last year. In the event of a tie, eMoov took into account which hometown offers the most affordable house price.

eMoov Crowns I'm a Celebrity Winner Based on Property Values

eMoov Crowns I’m a Celebrity Winner Based on Property Values

After analysing each of the contestants, eMoov crowned Jordan Banjo as the new King of the Jungle. The Diversity dance star may no longer be a household name, but his birthplace of Wickford, near Basildon, has experienced an increase of 21% in property values over the last 12 months – the greatest growth by far.

In second place, and Banjo’s Queen of the Jungle, is Carol Vorderman. Her birthplace of Bedford has seen a rise of 15% in property values over the last year, enough to tie her with the third and fourth place contestants, Lisa Snowden and Larry Lamb.

However, with an average house price of £264,257, Vorderman beats Lisa and Larry to the second spot with a more affordable property value.

Both Lisa, who was born in Welwyn Garden City, and Larry, who was born in Edmonton, Enfield, have the most expensive average house prices of all the contestants, at £381,280 and £396,630 respectively.

England football star Wayne Bridge came out in fifth, with the average house price in his birthplace of Southampton (£201,464) affordable enough to bat off Joel Dommet (South Gloucestershire, £258,689) and dancer Ola Jordan (Maidstone, £280,256) in a three-way tie, with each location enjoying a 12% increase in property values over the past year.

Actor Adam Thomas takes eighth place, with the average house price in his hometown of Manchester standing at £154,711 – up by 9% over the last 12 months.

Olympian Sam Quek narrowly missed out on last place, with her birthplace of the Wirral only experiencing an increase in property values of 4% in the last year.

Sadly, bookies favourite Scarlett Moffatt’s birthplace of Bishop Auckland in County Durham only saw house prices creep up by 2% over the past year, placing her last in the rankings.

Russell Quirk, the Founder and CEO of eMoov, says: “Although most of these celebrities will have long left their hometowns and moved on to more affluent parts of the UK property market, we thought it was important to rank them on where they came from, not where they’ve made it to.

“Historically, it seems to be the most genuine contestants that have the right recipe for I’m a Celeb royalty. Should this be the case, we could well see our table reversed when it comes to the real thing.”

He adds: “The property market in County Durham has taken a bit of a battering over the last year or two, so it would be great if Scarlett could bring home the crown and give the area something to cheer about.”

Who are you behind to win this year’s competition?

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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