The iconic house where Channel 4 show The Big Breakfast was previously filmed has now been put up for sale for a huge £5.75million.
The series was a big hit back in the early 90s and was famously broadcasted from a house located in Bow in East London, with Johnny Vaughn and Denise Van Outen among the show’s well-known presenters.
It first aired in 1992 and nearly 30 years later, the house that played home to The Big Breakfast is being sold and it doesn’t come cheap.
The six-bedroom property sits on just over 4,600 square feet and also comes complete with six bathrooms.
While the inside of the house may have had an upgrade over the years – now featuring modern open-plan designs, rustic staircases and a steel kitchen – its garden is instantly recognisable from its TV days.
Historically three separate Lock Keepers cottages, the house is made up of three floors, boasts a roof terrace and even has a swimming pool to boot.
The house, located in Dace Road, London near the Olympic Park, is listed at £5,750,000 on Right Move – it was previously sold for around £800,000 in 2003 following The Big Breakfast ending a year previously in 2002.
In the months that followed the show ending, the house was damaged in a fire in November 2002 and it required extensive work to restore the property.
Most of the first floor was destroyed and the roof was also damaged.
Fans will remember that the show hosted segments from all over the house and in the garden, including Johnny’s From Me Shed, Son, The Friday Song that took place in the hallway and a segment titled On My Bed hosted by the late Paula Yates in one of the bedrooms.
In August, it was revealed that Channel 4 is bringing back The Big Breakfast for a one-off special with Mo Gilligan.
The live special will see Mo joined by other Black talent and emerging stars, as part of Channel 4’s Black Takeover day which the broadcaster has said is part of its ‘ongoing commitment as an anti-racist organisation to improve Black representation on and off-screen and drive long-term change.’
Black Takeover day, which was announced at the Edinburgh TV Festival, will see Channel 4’s entire schedule ‘go Black for a day to amplify the conversations around representation and diversity’ – with the initiative inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd.
It’s set to take place in the autumn of 2021 and will kick off with a spin-off of The Big Breakfast – a much-loved show that became known for its light-hearted and comedic approach to early morning TV.
As well as Johnny and Denise, presenters over the years included Zoe Ball, Kelly Brook, Keith Chegwin and Richard Bacon.
Chris Evans and Gaby Roslin were the show’s first ever presenters when it launched in 1992 and The Big Breakfast became the highest rated breakfast TV show in the UK, with 2million viewers tuning in to each episode.
The show’s last episode aired in March 2002.
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