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Billie Faiers looks over house plans as husband Greg jumps on a trampoline at their £1.4m mansion


Billie Faiers and her husband Greg Shepherd were back at work as they filmed scenes for their show Family Diaries at their new home on Thursday.

TV star Billie, 32, looked deep in thought as she went through plans for the couple’s £1.4m Essex mansion while Greg, 37, went for a bounce on their new trampoline which is built into the lawn. 

Billie and Greg have admitted they are worried some of the couple’s new neighbours might not like them as they have plans for pool parties and skinny dipping.

Home: Billie Faiers and her husband Greg Shepherd were back at work as they filmed scenes for their show Family Diaries at their new home on Thursday

Abode: TV star Billie, 32, looked deep in thought as she went through plans for the couple's £1.4m mansion

Home: Billie Faiers and her husband Greg Shepherd were back at work as they filmed scenes for their show Family Diaries at their new home on Thursday

Billie, who is mother to Nelly, eight, and Arthur, four, with Greg, dismissed rumours that she isn’t getting along well with her neighbours, saying: ‘We haven’t got a problem with any of them.’ 

However, she’s not sure it will stay that way forever, adding: ‘We thought, “We’re going to be moving in there and none of the neighbours are going to like us”.’ 

Speaking on Vicky Pattison’s The Secret To podcast, Greg added: ‘They won’t like us after the first pool party!’

The couple have splashed the cash on trees to keep their pool hidden from onlookers, with Greg saying: ‘That’s just for privacy. When we’re skinny dipping, you know what it’s like.’    

Filming: Greg, 37, went for a bounce on their new trampoline which is built into the lawn

Filming: Greg, 37, went for a bounce on their new trampoline which is built into the lawn

Candid: Billie and Greg have admitted they are worried some of the couple's new neighbours might not like them

Candid: Billie and Greg have admitted they are worried some of the couple’s new neighbours might not like them

Party: The famous couple have plans for pool parties and skinny dipping

Party: The famous couple have plans for pool parties and skinny dipping

The couple’s ongoing work on their new home is documented on Family Diaries with Billie saying: ‘The series starts, going back to Christmas time, and Arthur was being a bit challenging, to say the least. He’d got in trouble at school. 

‘We do share it all, because I think other parents and people that watch the show, they know that life isn’t all roses and sunshine and lovely.

‘And we are so open with it and honest and I think that’s probably part of the success of the show, is that people can relate to it.

‘Kids do get in trouble, kids do misbehave, and then with Arthur it’s a bit of a journey actually.’

Neighbourhood: Billie dismissed rumours that she isn't getting along well with her neighbours, saying: 'We haven't got a problem with any of them'

Neighbourhood: Billie dismissed rumours that she isn’t getting along well with her neighbours, saying: ‘We haven’t got a problem with any of them’

Interview: However, she's not sure it will stay that way forever, adding: 'We thought, "We're going to be moving in there and none of the neighbours are going to like us"'

Greg added: 'They won't like us after the first pool party!'

Interview: However, she’s not sure it will stay that way forever, adding: ‘We thought, “We’re going to be moving in there and none of the neighbours are going to like us”‘

Hidden: The couple have splashed the cash on trees to keep their pool hidden from onlookers, with Greg saying: 'That's just for privacy. When we're skinny dipping, you know what it's like'

Hidden: The couple have splashed the cash on trees to keep their pool hidden from onlookers, with Greg saying: ‘That’s just for privacy. When we’re skinny dipping, you know what it’s like’

Billie cut a casual figure in a pink cardigan which she wore with a pair of light blue jeans and white trainers.

Letting her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders, the former TOWIE star also sported a pair of sunglasses and a grey handbag. 

Greg also opted for a laid back look as he sported a white T-shirt and matching shorts and a pair of sunglasses. 

It comes after reports that Billie and Greg were allegedly ‘at war’ with their neighbours over ongoing renovations at their mansion, which began in January 2021.

Show: The couple's ongoing work on their new home is documented on Family Diaries

Show: The couple’s ongoing work on their new home is documented on Family Diaries

Billie said: 'The series starts, going back to Christmas time, and Arthur was being a bit challenging, to say the least. He’d got in trouble at school'

Billie said: ‘The series starts, going back to Christmas time, and Arthur was being a bit challenging, to say the least. He’d got in trouble at school’

She added: 'We do share it all, because I think other parents and people that watch the show, they know that life isn’t all roses and sunshine and lovely'

She added: ‘We do share it all, because I think other parents and people that watch the show, they know that life isn’t all roses and sunshine and lovely’

The couple were said to be ‘no longer on speaking terms’ with nearby residents – before they had even moved into the property – according to The Sun.

Their relationship with their neighbours was thought to be so bad, they even reportedly splashed an eye-watering £20k on trees to maintain their territory.

Laurel trees, which conveniently grow between 15 and 35 feet tall, cost £240 each and were bought in order to keep eavesdroppers away, according to reports. 

A neighbour told the council: ‘I give my response to the amended drawings for the above property which, whilst I would have liked to have had similar window treatment to bedroom 4 as that of bedroom 2, I find to be acceptable in principle.’ 

They went on to claim that they would ‘give their support’ if the house would ‘fit the character of the area’, adding how it would be the biggest house on the street.

She said: 'And we are so open with it and honest and I think that’s probably part of the success of the show, is that people can relate to it'

She said: ‘And we are so open with it and honest and I think that’s probably part of the success of the show, is that people can relate to it’

Billie said: 'Kids do get in trouble, kids do misbehave, and then with Arthur it’s a bit of a journey actually'

Billie said: ‘Kids do get in trouble, kids do misbehave, and then with Arthur it’s a bit of a journey actually’

Casual: Greg opted for a laid back look as he sported a white T-shirt and matching shorts and a pair of sunglasses

Casual: Greg opted for a laid back look as he sported a white T-shirt and matching shorts and a pair of sunglasses

Billie and Greg’s representative has been contacted for comment by MailOnline.

Work began on Billie and Greg’s house in January 2021 following months of delays due to planning rows.

Last year, Billie admitted she’s not speaking to the neighbours, after they opposed the couple’s plans to demolish the original rundown house and replace it with a five-bed palace.

Bridges haven’t been built since they won planning permission in August 2020 with Billie saying: ‘We’ve not seen anyone. But it’s just not a great start, is it?’ 

She added: ‘The house is so old, whoever was going to buy it was going to have to renovate.

Claims: It comes after reports that Billie and Greg were allegedly 'at war' with their neighbours over ongoing renovations at their mansion, which began in January 2021

Claims: It comes after reports that Billie and Greg were allegedly ‘at war’ with their neighbours over ongoing renovations at their mansion, which began in January 2021

Neighbours: The couple were said to be 'no longer on speaking terms' with nearby residents - before they've even moved into the property - according to The Sun

Neighbours: The couple were said to be ‘no longer on speaking terms’ with nearby residents – before they’ve even moved into the property – according to The Sun

Report: Their relationship with their future acquaintances is thought to be so bad, they've even reportedly splashed an eye-watering £20k on trees to maintain their territory

Privacy: Laurel trees, which conveniently grow between 15 and 35 feet tall, cost £240 each and were bought in order to keep eavesdroppers away, according to reports

Report: Their relationship with their future acquaintances is thought to be so bad, they’ve even reportedly splashed an eye-watering £20k on trees to maintain their territory

‘There’s only one neighbour to the side of us and he had a lot of reasons as to why he didn’t want us to go ahead, but it was getting a bit silly in the end. It’s been a very long journey already and it’s about to get even more pressurised once the builders start work.’

According to the planning application, all five bedrooms will be on the first floor with the en-suite master bedroom having a huge dressing room. Three of the other en-suite bedrooms will have walk-in wardrobes.

Greg has been allowed to add a ‘man cave’, converting the original garage into a gym and games room, and there will be a play room for their two children.

They’re also adding a two-storey side extension, single extensions to the front and rear, and completely re-landscaping the outside space.

Awkward: Last year, Billie admitted she's not speaking to the neighbours, after they opposed the couple's plans to demolish the original rundown house and replace it with a five-bed palace

Awkward: Last year, Billie admitted she’s not speaking to the neighbours, after they opposed the couple’s plans to demolish the original rundown house and replace it with a five-bed palace

Honest: Bridges haven't been built since they won planning permission in August 2020 with Billie saying: 'We've not seen anyone. But it's just not a great start, is it?'

She added: 'The house is so old, whoever was going to buy it was going to have to renovate'

Honest: Bridges haven’t been built since they won planning permission in August 2020 with Billie saying: ‘We’ve not seen anyone. But it’s just not a great start, is it?’

Renovations: Greg has been allowed to add a 'man cave', converting the original garage into a gym and games room, and there will be a play room for their two children

Renovations: Greg has been allowed to add a ‘man cave’, converting the original garage into a gym and games room, and there will be a play room for their two children

Billie admitted in March she wouldn’t have bought the abode if she knew the ‘headache’ it would be.

She said: ‘Now someone else has also said to us that we should probably think about knocking the house down and start all over again it’s just becoming one thing after another.

‘We’re nearly a year in now. It would have been nice to know that like six to eight months ago because if we are going to knock the house down it means we’re going to have to reapply for planning permission and start this process all over again.

‘I don’t regret buying the house but if I had known it would have taken this like, like over a year to get to find a builder, I probably wouldn’t have done it because I just was so unaware of how long things take.’

Extension: They're also adding a two-storey side extension, single extensions to the front and rear, and completely re-landscaping the outside space

Extension: They’re also adding a two-storey side extension, single extensions to the front and rear, and completely re-landscaping the outside space

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