Long-simmering rivalries have resurfaced at the top of the pop star energy bill charts — with Noel Gallagher’s outscoring brother Liam, Ginger Spice beating Posh Spice, and Robbie Willams trumping Take That bandmate Gary Barlow in the second annual Celebrity Homes Power List from Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service.
Few music rivalries have been quite as intense as the former Oasis brothers and bandmates Noel and Liam Gallagher, but the former comes out on top in the energy charts. Noel’s £8 million home is estimated to rack up bills of over £20,000 a year — four times more than the almost £5,000-a-year bill for his brother’s £3.75 million pad.
Former Take That singer Robbie Williams’ £17 million ten-bedroom home in Holland Park, London, costs an estimated £33,133 in gas and electricity. Adding to his power costs are a gym, home cinema, 22 bathrooms and a swimming pool.
His fellow former bandmate Gary Barlow also features in the top ten, but his £5 million Cotswolds home costs an estimated £12,004 to run.
Fellow Cotswolds resident and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and husband David have similar bills, spending an estimated £11,395 a year to power their nine-bedroom home, which includes a plunge pool and sauna.
Posh Spice is narrowly edged out by Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell, whose swimming pool and Aga at her seven-bedroom home near Banbury pushes her energy bill up to approximately more than £14,000 a year.
But these pop star rivals cannot hope to dislodge Sir Elton John, who retains the number one spot in the energy bill charts, as his £6 million Windsor mansion is estimated to cost almost £50,000 a year in heating and electricity.
It is not surprising that Elton’s pad comes with the biggest bills, as the 3,008 sq m home is 33 times the size of the average 90.18 sq m UK house and also benefits from a swimming pool and cinema room.
Shape Of You singer Ed Sheeran’s ever-growing collection of properties at ‘Sheeranville’, Suffolk, include a pub, recording studio and swimming pool, which help push up his energy bill to an estimated £21,418