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Breaking News ! Wherever you end up in the world, Liverpool will always be 'home' for anyone who was born and raised here - and that's also true for our region's celebrities. While plenty of them have put down roots elsewhere in the UK - and across the world - it's fair to say Liverpool will always hold a special place in their hearts. But for some, even the fame and fortune that comes with their celebrity status isn't enough to make them trade in their home city for a new location. Some of our region's biggest celebrity names have chosen to stay right here on Merseyside, opting for the comforts of home and raising their families in the place they love most. But for many Merseyside celebrities, a demanding career and busy schedule prompts them to seek out a quieter pace of life in towns and villages away from home. Some of them have set up home in the sought after villages of nearby Cheshire, populated with footballers' mansions and plush pads. Others have moved down south since making it big and set up home in sleepy villages where they can enjoy the peace and quiet. And for the biggest names ever to come out of our city, their fame and fortune has enabled them to buy luxury properties across the globe. Back in July, we took a look at where some of our region's best known stars set up home. For these recognisable faces, it's fair to say house hunting involves a very different budget for the rest of us, whether it's in one of Merseyside's most sought after suburbs or elsewhere in the world. You can check out what's on the market in your area and compare house prices with our dedicated property tool: Stephen Graham - Ibstock, Leicestershire Stephen Graham (Image: PA) Stephen and his family live in Ibstock, a small, former coal-mining village three miles south west of Coalville in Leicestershire. In an interview with the Leicester Mercury in September, he said he had lived in the village for eight years, first with his mother-in-law, Sue, and then moving to a new home on the edge of the village. Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, he said: "I love it. I'm part of the furniture here. I love the sense of camaraderie in Ibstock, the community spirit. It's a proper English village. "I like it that I can go into Smith's, the local butchers – they've been here for years, you know – and people are all chatting and they say hello, how are ya and the treat me like they do everyone else. "They've taken me in." The Little Boy Blue actor attended Ruffwood Comprehensive in Kirkby after finishing at Overdale Primary School and went on to study at a London theatre school. Wayne and Coleen Rooney - Prestbury, Cheshire Wayne, Coleen and their children on Christmas Day 2019 (Image: Instagram/Coleen Rooney) Wayne and Coleen are currently understood to live at their family home in Prestbury, Cheshire, having moved to America to follow Wayne's career with DC United in 2018. The Neo-Georgian mega mansion is believed to have an indoor swimming pool and a host of luxury features. Jodie Comer - Childwall Jodie Comer hails from Childwall (Image: Instagram/Jodie Comer) Believe it or not, despite winning an Emmy and a BAFTA for her role as Vilanelle in Killing Eve, Jodie Comer has never taken the leap of buying her own place. Despite living all around the world when she's filming for her latest project, the Vogue cover star still lives at home with her parents. She's been working since she was 13, but the now 27-year-old actress is a self-proclaimed home bird. Jodie grew up in Childwall, where she still lives with her mum, dad and brother in their family home whenever she's back in the UK Her dad is a sports massage therapist for Everton FC and her brother is an analyst for Huddersfield FC. But despite winning worldwide fame, Jodie still lives at home when she's back in the city, because, as she once put it: “There’s no place I’d rather be”. Abbey Clancy - Surrey Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch (Image: PA) Abbey Clancey and her husband Peter Crouch live with their four children, Sophia, Liberty, Johnny and Jack, in Surrey, in a beautiful mansion. Crouch and Clancy previously lived in Cheshire, in Freddie Flintoff’s former home - but they then designed their own home from scratch and moved in 2016. The Express reports that the impressive property has everything from a walk-in wardrobe for model Clancy to its own swimming pool, and it’s no wonder given the family’s wealth. John Bishop - Northwich, Cheshire Comedian John Bishop lives in Northwich, Cheshire with his wife Melanie. The pair have been married since 1993 and have three sons named Joe, Luke and Daniel. The location of their Cheshire home meant John was strongly opposed to the proposed HS2 high speed rail link, claiming it will "kill communities." Although the stand-up comic is a regular rail passenger to London, the line would be built one mile away from his house in the Cheshire countryside. Read More Related Articles How every area of Liverpool got its name Read More Related Articles Merseyside's vanished schools and the celebrities who went to them Sue Johnston - Manchester Sue, 76, lives in Manchester where she enjoys spending time with her four young grandchildren. The Royle Family actress attended Prescot and Huyton Grammar School for Girls, as it was at the time, in the 1950s. Paul McCartney - Manhattan, Beverley Hills, East Sussex It comes as no surprise that a man with Paul McCartney's incredible personal wealth has a number of properties across the globe. Over the years, Macca's purchased a Manhattan townhouse, a Beverly Hills estate, and homes in the Hamptons and Arizona, as well as several homes in the UK, including a gated residence in London and a farmhouse in East Sussex, Variety reports. Ringo Starr - Beverley Hills Beatles legend Ringo Starr lived on his Rydinghurst estate in Cranleigh, Surrey, for 15 years before putting it on the market in 2014.
. Starr, born Richard Starkey, bought the Grade II-listed building in 1999 from previous owner Count George Bardeau for just under £2m.
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Speaking to the Sunday Times, Ringo said: “We have spent 15 years at Rydinghurst and will always have wonderful memories of our time there. "It is a beautiful home with some very special features, but we are, reluctantly, unable to spend as much time there as we would wish. "With commitments in America and our family all in England, we will continue to divide our time between Los Angeles and London.” Paul O'Grady - Aldington, Kent Comedian Paul O'Grady has lived in a Georgian farmhouse in Aldington for 20 years, reports Kent Live. Back in 2017, he told the Mirror he and ballet-dancer husband Andre Portasio don't live together. He said: “We just don’t live together, which for me makes for a perfect relationship because when you’ve had enough, you can say, ‘I’ll see you, I’m off’.” He added: “I’m a bit cranky of a morning. I’m a cobra. I don’t get up, I’m exhumed, and I slither down the stairs looking for trouble. But otherwise I’m fine. [Andre’s] pristine, you know, everything’s tidy – and I’m not.” Paul Hollywood - Wingham/Ashford, Kent Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood put his four bedroom home in Wingham on the market in 2016 for almost £800,000. The TV chef last hit the headlines in a big way in April last year, when he moved in with his then 22-year-old model girlfriend after meeting her at the Duke William pub in Ickham. They have since split and he no longer lives in Wingham but he still has a swish country retreat near Ashford. Danielle Lloyd - Birmingham
(L-R) Archie O'Hara, George O'Hara, Danielle Lloyd and Harry O'Hara
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Former Miss England Danielle Lloyd lives in a lavish Sutton Coldfield property with her electrician husband Michael O'Neill and her sons Archie, Harry, George, and Ronnie. In a video for OnlyFans, shot before the UK went into lockdown, Danielle gave fans a look at her family abode - complete with a glamorous metallic colour scheme, plush furniture and a sprawling wardrobe and garden. Explaining her design scheme, Mail Online reports that she revealed: 'My kitchen is light bright and airy but I tend to use darker colours for like my living room because I think it's quite rich and relaxing. Like spa stuff.' Her living room is designed with crushed grey velvet furnishings, while the main bedroom boasts an enormous black velvet bed and glitzy chandelier. Steven Gerrard A Mirror Online report from 2016 showed the luxurious mansion Steven Gerrard was believed to be building in Ainsdale, ready for his return from a stateside stint with LA Galaxy. Now splitting his time between Glasgow and Merseyside, Gerrard is understood to still spend much of his family time in the Sefton suburb. Jurgen Klopp - Formby
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with the Premier League trophy
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In 2015 Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp moved into the Formby mansion Brendan Rodgers bought from Steven Gerrard. The Reds’ manager, who has become a popular figure in the village, is occasionally spotted in local pubs and restaurants. Rodgers, who bought the house from former Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard, let the house to Klopp when he joined the club.
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Joking that Klopp was a good tenant, Rodgers said the Reds boss 'always pays the rent on time' in an interview before the clash with Leicester City on October 5. Steven Gerrard bought the house in 2005, and the seven-bedroom property was built by a Formby-based property developer. At the time it was the biggest house to be built in Formby for 90 years, and boasted seven-bedrooms, three living rooms, a home cinema, an indoor swimming pool and a landscaped garden. In 2008 Gerrard built a state-of-art gym at the bottom of the home’s garden. Craig Charles - Cheshire Born in Liverpool in 1964, Craig Charles now lives in Cheshire, according to House Beautiful. When he was four years old, Craig, along with his mum and dad, and brothers Jimmy and Dean, moved in to a house on the brand new Cantril Farm Estate. Gabby Allen - London
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Originally from Allerton, Gabby has moved to London since finding fame on Love Island - and she spent lockdown offering fans a look inside her plush pad. Decorated with orange furniture, deep blue walls and sparkly chandeliers, the property has a bold design scheme, reports Mail Online. Other details include a funky zebra print footstool, a glass bookcase, copper plant pots, a flat-screen television and wooden console table. Rafa Benitez - Caldy, Wirral Caldy has been home to footballing royalty down the years, with high-profile football celebrities such as Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush having lived there. The quiet Wirral village is now home to Rafa Benitez and his wife, Montse, along with their two daughters, Claudia and Agata, who were born in Madrid and Valencia respectively.
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