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Celebrity home front: Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is selling his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad for $1.6m.

Since his marriage split from Scarlett Johansson, the 34-year-old actor has no desire to return to the pad he lived in before his marriage.

The two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and 1,700sq ft of space is located in a suitably starry part of town, Outpost Estates.

But it’s not the first time the home has been on the market, as Reynolds tried to sell it in 2009 before he wed the actress.

And he will be taking a loss having paid $1.7m for the home which has beamed ceilings and wooden floorboards.

Bobby George

Nobody does brash better than darts legend Bobby George, who is selling his self-built Essex mansion.

The King of Bling, who has a pub and lake at his home dubbed George Hall, has put this unusual 17-bedroom property on the market for an ambitious £3.5m.

And Bobby did most of the work here himself, as he previously worked on construction sites around London in the sixties — the tunnels of the Victoria Line among them.

Now however, Bobby and his wife Marie say it is time to move on from the place which took six years to build.

He said: “It is so big we hardly see each other. We can’t keep up with it anymore.”

But don’t expect sunken baths or gold taps, instead the George’s have plain tiled floors and patterned carpet throughout with a kitchen from a local DIY store.The dartboard has been used for many celebrity contests, including Chris Evans, James Hewitt and Phil Tufnell.

And Engelbert Humperdinck once sang Release Me at the top of the stairs.

Bobby retired from professional darts in 2002 and since then has made a career as a TV darts pundit. He also does some after-dinning speaking and plays exhibition matches for city bankers. “Hooray Henrys love it. They hire a pub, have a few drinks and an evening of darts,” he says. Bobby also makes his own dartboards and runs a coarse fishing business in the lakes outside his home.

Ellen DeGeneres

Another celebrity feeling the property pinch is US talk show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres who is selling her Beverly Hills home for a loss.

She may well be asking $49m for the Hollywood love nest she shares with girlfriend Portia De Rossi, but having paid $30m for the original house and having then bought up surrounding property she will be losing money here.

The couple spent up to a total of $48m on the rest of the estate, but are now selling the whole compound for a reported $49m.Ellen DeGeneres is selling her Hollywood love nest

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