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Rag ‘n’ Bone Man accuses property developer of 'bullying tactics' after trying to buy his £1m home to build an estate

SINGER Rag ‘n’ Bone Man has accused a property developer of "bullying tactics" after they tried to buy his £1million home.

The hitmaker has threatened to calls quits on his four-bedroom countryside home over new plans to build a housing estate next door.


The singer, 36 – real name is Rory Graham – shared his rage in a Faceboko group for locals living in the quiet town of Heathfield, East Sussex.

He slammed the developers for using "bullying tactics" to try and buy his family home including "cutting down trees and destroying wildlife".

"Whitehall Homes Ltd want to build 34 houses on the land behind us," the star penned. "They've spent the last year using bullying tactics to tr yand aqcuire my property.

“Cutting down 50 plus trees and destroying wildlife. I don’t want to leave the area, but if the planning goes ahead, I’ll have to move."

Singer Rory concluded the angered post by asking for support from locals, insisting he "doesn't want money" but a "place for his son to grow up".

The hitmaker, whose UK No 1 singles include Human and Life By Misadventure, clashed with his local council earlier over plans to build a two-storey “party barn” at his home.

He wanted to install a swimming pool, hot tub and bar in garden — but his application was canned by the council.

The local authorities insisted that the design was “too big” and “out of character” next to woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Earlier this year, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man rekindled his romance with ex Zoe Beardsall, just one month after their shock split.

A source said: “Rory and Zoe called it quits in June because they’d been struggling to spend time with each other.

“He was so busy with the release of his album Life By Misadventure and they grew apart.

"But not long after they ended it, Rory ­realised he wasn’t ­prepared to let Zoe go.

“They’re officially back together now and have been working their way around any issues that come up with their schedules. Rory says Zoe makes him feel so happy and it’s clear he is the only man for her.

“To celebrate being together again they are planning on going on a family holiday with the kids they each have from previous relationships.

“They want to spend some quality time together and Rory is determined they will never again struggle like they did before.”

It came just weeks after his second studio album Life By Misadventure, featuring the songs All You Ever Wanted and Anywhere Away From Here with Pink, topped the charts.

He has long had better fortunes with his music than romances, having split from his wife Beth Rouy in 2019 after just six months of marriage.

They were together for a decade and had their son Reuben before tying the knot – but when things fizzled out, Rory got together with Zoe.


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