The famous TV faces priced out of their property markets

The latest research from eXp UK, the platform for personal estate agents, has revealed which famous TV faces would struggle to make it in today’s property market when taking into account both the pay they take home and the cost of homeownership in their respective areas.

eXp UK looked at 12 much loved TV characters, what their onscreen professions would earn today and just how much it costs to purchase a property in their hometowns, before working out the income to house price ratio for each character. 

With the current average UK house price sitting at £291,385 and the average gross salary coming in at £25,404, the average income to house price ratio currently stands at 8.2*. 

Ian Beale priced out of Albert Square

But spare a thought for Ian Beale, long-serving Eastender, who is facing a far less affordable outlook when it comes to the property market. While he may have held many jobs over the years, his fish and chip shop and vegetable stall have seen him through thick and thin.

While the average caterer makes £27,886 across the UK, the average cost of a property in the East End of London is a lofty £512,825. As a result, Ian Beale would have a very tough time climbing the property ladder in today’s market with the income to house price ratio coming in at a huge 18.4 – 10.2 higher than the national benchmark.

Vicar of Dibley would be Dibley-less

Geraldine Granger, otherwise known as the Vicar of Dibley, wouldn’t fare much better. The average earnings for a member of clergy is currently £26,300. The fictional village of Dibley is set in Oxfordshire, where house prices average £445,210, meaning Geraldine would require 16.9 times her income to cover the cost of a home. 

Sherlock Holmes has no chance

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