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Property Developer to Reality Star: Is it Likely?
Property-based TV shows arguably represent one of the few occasions the general public comes face to face with the real estate industry – other than when buying or selling a house of their own, of course. And, like them or not, shows like A Place in the Sun and well-established TV personalities like Sarah Beeny, Kirsty Allsop, and Kevin McCloud attract millions of viewers every week. Both Grand Designs and Relocation, Relocation, for instance, have pulled in 5 million viewers a piece during their respective runs. Why? The Independent reports that Brits are aspirational and upwardly mobile, even more so than our European neighbours.
Fame at Last
Given the popularity of celebrity property developers then, it seems strange that few of them have ever made the switch to reality TV although, admittedly, TOWIE's nightclub owner Mick Norcross did do the swap in reverse, moving from TV to building five-bedroom homes in London, at £1.4 million each. Let's take a quick look at the potential career boost the likes of Kirsty Allsop could earn from an appearance on reality TV.
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