14/08/2014 12:37 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Did The Beckhams Turn Down West London House Because Of The Famous Neighbours?

When Victoria and David Beckham were looking to buy a London townhouse, they were determined to make sure their new pad was perfect. (You'd hope it would be with a £40m price tag.)

After settling on a suitable secure property, the couple did a quick check to find out who the neighbours were... then swiftly changed their minds.


Why? A local resident explained the Beckhams' change of heart to The Telegraph.

"They seemed very interested in a townhouse in the square, but they apparently felt the cons outweighed the pros," the local said.

Yep, cons mean neighbours. Famous neighbours, too. In fact, the Beckhams could have ended up living next to Tony and Cherie Blair if they had stuck with their initial decision.

Instead, they went and bought a super luxe home elsewhere in the area. We can't imagine the Beckhams and Blairs were ever going to be BFFs.

As we haven't seen David out and about in a while, here he is looking oh so dapper: