Ed Sheeran’s colossal electricity bill showed… and it’s MUCH more than yours

Ed Sheeran’s colossal electricity bill has been revealed, and it’s MUCH bigger than yours.

Lighting for the singer’s £4million mega-mansion, including all 18 of his bedrooms, is a staggering £30,383.

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The singer’s spacious Suffolk estate, dubbed Sheeranville, is one of the most expensive British celebrity mansions.1 credit
Ed Sheeran wowed the crowd when he performed in front of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England.

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Ed Sheeran wowed the crowd when he performed in front of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England.1 credit

Ed’s sprawling Suffolk estate, dubbed “Sheeranville” because it has its own pub and numerous farmhouses, could be hurt by the soaring energy prices being felt across the country.

His huge home also includes a swimming pool, recording studio, four-car garage, and a wildlife pond.

The A-Team singer will have to fork out part of his £236m fortune to keep the lights on, but he’s not the only celebrity with a giant electricity bill.

Not surprisingly, the most expensive property in the country is Buckingham Palace.

With 240 bedrooms, 77,000 square meters and over 40,000 light bulbs, the palace is valued at £2.2m a year in energy bills this year, up from £1.3m last year.

The average UK electricity bill is £1,970 a year, although Ofgem has warned that this could rise to £2,800 due to the ongoing energy crisis.

The price cap rose to £1,971 on 1 April from £1,277, adding £700 a year to bills for 22 million customers.

TOP 10 CELEBRITY HOME ACCOUNTS

1. Buckingham Palace – £2.2 billion, 240 bedrooms, 77,000 square meters including pool and 40,000 light bulbs: £2.2 million annual electricity bill.

2 – Sir Elton John, Windsor – cost £7 million, eight bedrooms and 3,008 square meters including pool and cinema room: £77,005 annual electricity bill.

3. Tamara Ecclestone, Kensington, cost £70m, cinema room and indoor pool: annual electricity bill £52,410.

3 – Robbie Williams, Holland Park, London – £18 million, 10 bedrooms, 2,229 square meters including pool: £48,993 annual electricity bill.

4 – Jamie Oliver, Essex – £6 million, nine bedroom, 1,839 square meters including pool and Aga: £48,993 annual electricity bill.

5 – Ed Sheehan, Sheeranville, Suffolk – cost £4 million, 18 bedrooms and 1,260 square meters including pool, pub and recording studio: £30,383 annual electricity bill.

6 – George Clooney, Berkshire – £12 million, nine-bedroom, 1,022 square metres, including jacuzzi, 12-seat cinema and swimming pool: £20,548 annual electricity bill.

7. Noel Gallagher, Hampshire £8m, seven bedrooms and pool £28,814

8 – Wayne Rooney, Cheshire – £20 million, six bedroom, 974 square meters including pool, jacuzzi, elevators, steam room: £22,500 annual electricity bill.

9 – Simon Cowell, Holland Park – £15 million, seven-bedroom, 929 square metres, including pool and underfloor heating: £21,510 annual electricity bill.

10 – David Beckham, Cotswolds – £5 million, nine-bedroom, 769 square metres, including sauna, steam room, plunge pool and pizza oven: £19,476 annual electricity bill.

Uswitch energy executives today advised Ed, like any other Briton, to start hanging clothes to dry rather than using a tumble dryer to fight rising prices.

They also recommended washing clothes at a lower temperature and closing windows to keep warm.

Will Owen, energy expert at Uswitch.com, said: “While celebrities are suffering from the soaring energy prices, the average person will feel it disproportionately as bills make up the bulk of their income.

“Celebrity or not, there is always an advantage in reducing the amount of energy consumed.

“It’s more important than ever that people continue to participate in the energy market and sign up for alerts to keep them informed when better deals are available.

“If you are struggling with your electricity bills, contact your supplier as soon as possible. It’s also worth checking what grants and schemes may be available to cover your bills, especially if you or someone you know is in a vulnerable position.”

COST REDUCTION

Follow these simple tips to cut down on your expensive energy bills:

1 – Take advantage of the summer: when the weather is warmer, you can dry your clothes outside on a washing line instead of in a tumble dryer.

2 – Turn off the lights: Longer days mean you won’t need to turn on the lights for as long as in winter.

3. Only use appliances when they are full: Washing machines and dishwashers use a lot of energy, but if you only use them when they are full, it will help you save energy and save money overall.

4 – Reduce the temperature in the washing machine. You can save energy by running a colder wash in your washing machine. Washing clothes at 30 degrees instead of 40 can cut your laundry bills by a third.

5 – Use only what you need: When boiling a kettle or cooking on a stove, use as much water as you need, as it will take more energy to boil excess liquid.

6 – Check your freezer. You should keep an eye on your freezer to make sure it’s not filled with ice, as this will prevent it from working as efficiently.

Ed's Lancaster Castle pub (center, red roof, black walls) is among the many buildings on his estate.

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Ed’s Lancaster Castle pub (center, red roof, black walls) is among the many buildings on his estate.1 credit
British musician Elton John's mansion costs him over £70,000, second only to extravagant Buckingham Palace.

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British musician Elton John’s mansion costs him over £70,000, second only to extravagant Buckingham Palace.Credit: Environmental Protection Agency
Buckingham Palace is estimated to cost a whopping £2.2m a year in energy bills this year, up from £1.3m last year.

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Buckingham Palace is estimated to cost a whopping £2.2m a year in energy bills this year, up from £1.3m last year.1 credit

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