Masterchef's George Calombaris slammed by 71-year-old woman as being the "worst neighbor in the world"
Helen Elsworth, who has lived in her Melbourne home for over 33 years, says George is the worst neighbour she's had in her life
George Calombaris has managed to win the hearts of many who appear on 'MasterChef' but in reality, it seems to be a bit hard for him to please those around him. According to Homes Nine, George is now facing a problem with his elderly neighbor who is nearly 71 years old.
The problem arose due to a self-contained gym that has recently appeared in the backyard of his Toorak property in Melbourne. While it may not seem a big of a deal for others, according to Helen Elsworth, George's decision of setting up a gym in his backyard has robbed her of privacy. Helen, who has lived in the home for 33 years, says George is "the worst neighbor I've had in my life."
Helen has been so frustrated with George that she is open to the idea of him moving away. At the same time, she believes he should stay somewhere far away from people in order to spare them of any kind of disturbance. “He should be living in Central Australia somewhere, where he can't bother people, not in the suburbs," she said.
George bought the stately Toorak mansion for $4.75 million in 2014. The house consists of five bedrooms, lap pool, and gym/cinema room. Until now, there did not seem to be any problem with regard to the house but Helen believes that the “hideous black box” is an eyesore.
She went on to claim that George never informed her about the addition made to the house and adds that it breaches the regulation and should be taken down immediately. However, George's wife, Natalie, said that the building was legal and “continued to ensure our neighbours who shared a land boundary with us were kept informed of the progress of the construction works – as we were required to do – and those neighbours have expressed no issue with the construction or the process that took place.”
This has not stopped Helen from taking action as she has reportedly filed a complaint with the Victorian Building Authority. This is not the first time that George has found himself in trouble. It was reported he had underpaid staff $2.6 million in wages, as well as assaulted a young man at an A-League football match and now, this problem seems to be yet another on his list.