But now the tide seems to have turned, indeed there's a bit of a celeb' exodus going on.
First, Nell McAndrew suffers her second 'burgling nightmare' and vows to return to Leeds where she will "feel safer".
Then, heartbreakingly, Jude and Sienna decide that they to want to up sticks and make a "permanent move to New York, to escape the 'goldfish bowl' of London life."
And finally, Liverpool's Steven Gerrard gives "the strongest indication yet that he will stay with Liverpool next season" by deciding against purchasing two £2.2 million London homes.
Who's next? Could Madonna decide that tweed doesn't suit her anymore and 'reinvent' herself back to the States? Might Chris and Gwyneth finally decide to take Apple to the Big Apple?
We can only hope.