Tess Daly and Vernon Kay have put their house on the market after their plans to demolish it and rebuild a bespoke eco-friendly new build in its place prompted a slew of complaints from neighbours, it has been reported.
The couple and their daughters Phoebe and Amber currently live in lavish six-bed property in Buckinghamshire, complete with swimming pool, gym and two Shetland ponies.
Strictly star Tess and her I’m A Celebrity finalist hubby Vernon are said to have snapped up another redbrick house close by for £1.5million in 2018 – then applied for permission to tear it down and rebuild a completely new abode in its place.
According to the Mail Online, the pair received planning permission for the design but have decided it’s ‘not worth the hassle’ after some opposition from neighbours.
The couple are said to have been hoping to create a ‘sustainable and energy efficient family dwelling’, after enlisting the help of bespoke architecture firm Urban Curve Architecture.
Together with the company, Tess and Vernon envisioned a four-storey new-build with a sleek white and grey exterior and multiple balconies.
The Mail reports that while the design plans were impressive, they did not go down well with the couple’s neighbours.
Amid the criticism, one local resident feared the proposed basement extension would lead to the removal of a number of trees and shrubbery which screen neighbouring properties.
After the setback, the couple are said to have sold up for £1.7million as they continue to reside at their other beautiful family home.
During lockdown Tess has shared numerous snaps of her brood enjoying quality time together in their plush surroundings.
Strictly host Tess, 51, revealed the family had even created a vegetable patch in their spacious garden.
“We made a tiny ‘experimental’ vegetable plot and planted these at the start of lockdown, and am now chuffed to bits as the first raspberries and strawberries have just made an appearance,” gushed Tess.
“Been making a conscious effort to boost the old wellbeing by staying positive and engaged in enriching activities and it feels good growing stuff,” she told her followers.