Big Breakfast House STILL battling for a buyer: Six-bed Stratford home asking price slashed by £1M

The Big Breakfast churned out British TV superstars such as Chris Evans, Zoe Ball and Ant and Dec who went on to earn millions for top-flight broadcasters.

But the house that catapulted them to fame has faired less well over the years, with its current owners now slashing £1million off its sale price.

The six-bedroom mansion, which sits by a canal in the shadow of London’s Olympic Stadium, is on the market for £4.6million – down from £6million in October 2020. 

This is despite it being completely refurbished, sustainably modernised and boosted by a 19m outdoor swimming pool and roof terrace.

The Big Breakfast (pictured, the house which is now for sale) churned out British TV superstars such as Chris Evans, Zoe Ball and Ant and Dec who have gone on to earn millions for top-flight broadcasters

The house (pictured, the sitting room) that catapulted TV stars to fame has faired less well over the years, with its current owners now slashing £1million off its sale price

The house (pictured, the sitting room) that catapulted TV stars to fame has faired less well over the years, with its current owners now slashing £1million off its sale price

The six-bedroom mansion (pictured, one of the three bathrooms), which sits by the canal in the shadow of London's Olympic Stadium, is on the market for £4.6million - down from £6million in October 2020

The six-bedroom mansion (pictured, one of the three bathrooms), which sits by the canal in the shadow of London’s Olympic Stadium, is on the market for £4.6million – down from £6million in October 2020

The asking price has gone down despite it being completely refurbished, sustainably modernised and boosted by a 19m outdoor swimming pool and roof terrace

The asking price has gone down despite it being completely refurbished, sustainably modernised and boosted by a 19m outdoor swimming pool and roof terrace

The teardrop swimming pool is sheltered from neighbours by a light-blue screen that is high enough for privacy but low enough to let the sun beam down

The teardrop swimming pool is sheltered from neighbours by a light-blue screen that is high enough for privacy but low enough to let the sun beam down

Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen are pictured in the house looking out on to the gardens on The Big Breakfast on Channel 4

Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen are pictured in the house looking out on to the gardens on The Big Breakfast on Channel 4

Chris Evans (left) and Gaby Roslin (right) were both presenters on the daytime TV show, which is credited with launching their television careers

Chris Evans (left) and Gaby Roslin (right) were both presenters on the daytime TV show, which is credited with launching their television careers

Lock Keepers’ Cottages, as it was called, hosted Channel 4’s Big Breakfast for nearly a decade from September 1992 until the show was axed in March 2002.

Its studio saw future household names including Gaby Roslin, Danni Minogue, Denise van Outen, Kelly Brook, Johnny Vaughan and Richard Bacon present the morning show over the years.

Paula Yates interviewed her future husband Bob Geldorf in bed and also met her Australian lover Michael Hutchence during her stint there.

The sprawling property in Bow, east London, is set in nearly half an acre but failed to sell when it went on the market just over a year ago.

The owners have slashed the asking price by £1.15million to the £4.6million current fee in a bid to finally lure a buyer.

Lock Keepers' Cottages, as it was called, hosted Channel 4's Big Breakfast for nearly a decade from September 1992 until the show was axed in March 2002. Pictured: The view of the pool from the sitting room

Lock Keepers’ Cottages, as it was called, hosted Channel 4’s Big Breakfast for nearly a decade from September 1992 until the show was axed in March 2002. Pictured: The view of the pool from the sitting room

Its studio saw future household names including Gaby Roslin, Danni Minogue, Denise van Outen, Kelly Brook, Johnny Vaughan and Richard Bacon present the morning show over the years. Pictured: The kitchen now

Its studio saw future household names including Gaby Roslin, Danni Minogue, Denise van Outen, Kelly Brook, Johnny Vaughan and Richard Bacon present the morning show over the years. Pictured: The kitchen now

The home was made up of three lock-keeper's cottages on the side of the River Lee, but they were knocked into one and redesigned as two properties linked by an interconnecting door. Pictured: The open-plan kitchen

The home was made up of three lock-keeper’s cottages on the side of the River Lee, but they were knocked into one and redesigned as two properties linked by an interconnecting door. Pictured: The open-plan kitchen

The sitting room features a sofa looking out on to the greenery in the gardens through the large windows that open out on to a wide terrace

The sitting room features a sofa looking out on to the greenery in the gardens through the large windows that open out on to a wide terrace

The sprawling property in Bow, east London, is set in nearly half an acre but failed to sell when it went on the market just over a year ago

The sprawling property in Bow, east London, is set in nearly half an acre but failed to sell when it went on the market just over a year ago

Presenters Ant and Dec (pictured above, Anthony McPartlin left and Declan Donnelly right) also appeared on the breakfast TV show

Presenters Ant and Dec (pictured above, Anthony McPartlin left and Declan Donnelly right) also appeared on the breakfast TV show

Presenter Johnny Vaughan is pictured here with Kelly Brook

Presenters Denise Van Outen and Johnny Vaughan

Johnny Vaughan (left and right) was one the show’s key presenters in the 90s and appeared alongside Kelly Brook (left) and Denise van Outen (right)

The Big Breakfast’s star-studded list of hosts:

  • Ant and Dec
  • Kelly Brook
  • Chris Evans
  • Zoe Ball
  • Denis van Outen
  • Richard Bacon
  • Gaby Roslin
  • Paula Yates
  • Donna Air
  • Liza Tarbuck
  • Mark Lamarr
  • Mark Little
  • Dani Behr
  • Melanie Sykes
  • Sara Cox
  • Dermot O’Leary
  • Chris Moyles
  • Katie Price 

The home was made up of three lock-keeper’s cottages on the side of the River Lee, but they were knocked into one and redesigned as two properties linked by an interconnecting door.

The former television studio has been modernised throughout following a fire after it was sold in 2002 to liven up the modest interior featured on the show.

The ghastly kitchen that featured on the show – which had eggs on the walls, an orange counter and American diner-style floor – has been revamped.

The old-fashioned, carpeted staircase with a small bookshelf underneath has been replaced with modern, factory-style steps.

The incumbents have also left exposed brickwork in the living room, polished off with slate finishes and topped with bulletproof glass.

Meanwhile the bedrooms – which saw Yates and Geldorf get cosy on a cow-print bed cover surrounded by pink, flowery walls – has been removed in favour of a simplistic room with a spiral staircase.

The 5,200 square foot property is being sold by estate agent Hamptons and is also being advertised on Rightmove.

The listing reads: ‘The original Big Breakfast house from the Channel 4 morning show sits on just under half an acre of land and boasts its own unique post code.

‘Positioned on the Lock by The Olympic Park amidst a maze of canals, towpaths and waterways.

‘The property is discreet, despite its imposing size and internal space amassing over 5,200 sq ft, the entrance is understated and onlooker’s views are obscured by the various mature trees shielding the property.’

The 5,200 square foot property, set in just under half an acre, is being sold by estate agent Hamptons and is also being advertised on Rightmove

The 5,200 square foot property, set in just under half an acre, is being sold by estate agent Hamptons and is also being advertised on Rightmove

The former television studio has been modernised throughout following a fire after it was sold in 2002 to liven up the modest interior featured on the show

The former television studio has been modernised throughout following a fire after it was sold in 2002 to liven up the modest interior featured on the show

The property is found in Bow, in the heart of London's east end, and a stone's throw away from West Ham's Olympic Stadium

The property is found in Bow, in the heart of London’s east end, and a stone’s throw away from West Ham’s Olympic Stadium

The mansion offers a surprising amount of space for a London home, with a large garden and swimming pool among the offerings

The mansion offers a surprising amount of space for a London home, with a large garden and swimming pool among the offerings

The bedrooms - which saw Yates and Geldorf get cosy on a cow-print bed cover surrounded by pink, flowery walls - has been removed in favour of a simplistic room with a spiral staircase

The bedrooms – which saw Yates and Geldorf get cosy on a cow-print bed cover surrounded by pink, flowery walls – has been removed in favour of a simplistic room with a spiral staircase

It goes on: ‘It is detached, with a wraparound garden and the quadruple aspect means the property is flooded with natural light.

‘The south facing front garden is accessed from the Canal, and measures 101 x 118 ft. There is also a rear garden with a 19m tear drop swimming pool.’

‘Sustainably renovated throughout to include beech wood and antique parquet, cast iron radiators, steel spiral staircases, impressive crittall doors and windows with slate finish, and bullet proof glass walkways, the house is a testament to recycling.

‘The double height reception space showcases exposed brickwork, log burner and delightful views out to the garden.’

An aerial shot from the property shows its proximity to the old London 2012 Olympic Stadium, which now hosts West Ham football matches

An aerial shot from the property shows its proximity to the old London 2012 Olympic Stadium, which now hosts West Ham football matches

The listing online reads: 'The original Big Breakfast house from the Channel 4 morning show sits on just under half an acre of land and boasts its own unique post code'

The listing online reads: ‘The original Big Breakfast house from the Channel 4 morning show sits on just under half an acre of land and boasts its own unique post code’

It continues: 'The property is discreet, despite its imposing size and internal space amassing over 5,200 sq ft, the entrance is understated and onlooker's views are obscured by the various mature trees shielding the property'

It continues: ‘The property is discreet, despite its imposing size and internal space amassing over 5,200 sq ft, the entrance is understated and onlooker’s views are obscured by the various mature trees shielding the property’

The home is found next to a canal running through the area and used to be appropriately called Lock Keepers' Cottages

The home is found next to a canal running through the area and used to be appropriately called Lock Keepers’ Cottages

The online advert says: 'Sustainably renovated throughout to include beech wood and antique parquet, cast iron radiators, steel spiral staircases, impressive crittall doors and windows with slate finish, and bullet proof glass walkways, the house is a testament to recycling'

The online advert says: ‘Sustainably renovated throughout to include beech wood and antique parquet, cast iron radiators, steel spiral staircases, impressive crittall doors and windows with slate finish, and bullet proof glass walkways, the house is a testament to recycling’

The advert adds: ‘The industrial kitchen was reclaimed and is open plan with the reception space. The majority of rooms have a beautiful vista of either the Canal or garden.

‘There is a separate cottage which is currently tenanted and extensive work shop space. The property is regularly rented for shoots to production companies. A house more akin to the country sitting in the heart of East London, a one of a kind home.’

Channel 4 temporarily revived the Big Breakfast earlier this year to air a one off special as part of Black Takeover Day.

It saw the broadcaster switch up its usual schedule and reimagine some of the network’s biggest shows a year after the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests.

The show was hosted by black presenters and was part of an ‘ongoing commitment as an anti-racist organisation to improve Black representation on and off-screen and drive long-term change’.

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