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From the apprentice house to the Love Island villa: the most expensive houses featured in reality TV shows

Reality TV fans across the UK will be privy to some of the amazing properties featured on their favorite shows.

From modern open-plan living spaces and countless bedrooms, to huge gardens and swimming pools, most of the homes we see are worth millions of pounds.

Among the properties used as backdrops and sets, there are a few that top the list of the most expensive homes in reality TV.

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From The Apprentice house in London to the Love Island villa in Majorca, these filming locations unsurprisingly hold far more value and desire than others.

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The single person


The mansion is used as a base for the American dating show

The famous mansion from The Bachelor is ranked as the most valuable reality TV house of all time.

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, the sprawling villa is valued at £37.2million.

Having served as the home of the American dating show for most seasons since 2012, the mansion measures 10 acres and has enough space to host events of 300 people.

The property features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an infinity pool, and picturesque canyon views.

The apprentice


The house of apprentices where the candidates live

The first British property to top the list is The Apprentice house featured in the 2017 and 2018 series.

The luxury home, where the contestants are staying for the duration of the show, is in Lond’s Notting Hill and costs £15.5million.

The accommodation used in The Apprentice, which is set to return to screens in early 2022, spans five floors, with seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms, a dining room, a games room and a staff apartment.

It also has an extravagant master suite, which spans an entire floor and includes his and hers walk-in closets.

The X Factor


The X Factor Mansion
X Factor mansion welcomes contestants for live shows

Fans of The X Factor, which last aired in 2018, will recall the excitement of seeing which properties would be used as the judges’ homes.

But along with the houses of Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, the candidate’s house is worth a lot of value itself.

The stars of the talent show’s latest series have stayed at a mansion in Ealing, west London, for the duration of their appearance on the live shows.

The grand £8million red-brick house has an indoor swimming pool, ten large bedrooms, six luxury bathrooms and outdoor space for budding stars to practice their movements.

Love Island’s Casa Amor

the island of love


Every year, the cast of Love Island fly to Mallorca for six to eight weeks to film the popular ITV dating show.

In addition to the winter series Love Island, which was filmed in South Africa, the candidates are accommodated in a huge trendy villa in the picturesque village of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.

The impressive villa, which boasts some of the ‘best views in Mallorca’, has been valued at £4.25million.

It has a long pool, a huge bedroom with beds for each couple, a living room, and The Hideaway where the lovebirds can spend some private time.

Another of the Love Island sets, Casa Amor, also topped the list of reality TV’s most expensive properties.

Usually considered the boy’s vacation spot, the alternative villa in Mallorca is worth £2.75m.

The only way is Essex


As one of The Only Way Is Essex’s richest stars, Joey Essex’s Chigwell Mansion is on the list of most expensive reality TV properties.

The ex-TOWIE star Joey’s pad, which he paid £1.6million for in 2014, featured on the show.

This year the lavish four-bedroom home was valued at around £6million, reports The Mirror.

Joey appeared on MTV Cribs in 2019 to show off his mansion – which features a huge backyard with a swimming pool, beach bar, hot tub and basketball court.