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Sir Jimmy's former homes go up for sale

Sir Jimmy Savile Photo: ITV Yorkshire

The former homes of the late Sir Jimmy Savile have gone on the market - and are expected to raise around £1m for charity.

The flats in Leeds, Scarborough, London and Bournemouth are expected to raise a total of around £1 million, with all proceeds going to his own charity.

In Leeds, the top floor three-bedroomed flat overlooking Roundhay Park, is on the market for £325,000 but needs complete renovation.

And his seaside Scarborough flat at Wessex Court, with views over the east coast, is on sale for £175,000.

Proceeds will go to the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, his own charity set up to help ‘poorly people in hospital beds,’ as stated in his will.

He bought the Leeds flat in the late 1970s and asked the seller to leave everything in it including the famous white leather sofa and even the crockery. Estate agents Manning Stainton list the property at West Avenue as having stunning panoramic views but needing complete re-development.

In the star’s kitchen there is no oven or hob, as he preferred to eat out. He once said: “An oven means cooking and cooking means women and that means brain damage.”

The flat was once filled with a lifetime of mementoes from his broadcasting career as DJ and celebrity marathon runner who generated more than £42m in his lifetime.

The living room walls were once adorned with photographs of him meeting world famous stars such as Elvis, The Beatles, royalty and The Pope.

The balcony, adorned in fake green turf, overlooked the biggest park in Europe and every morning he would walk out and take in the view.

The Leeds born star died in the flat on October 29, 2011, just two days before his 85th birthday.

Another home in Glencoe, Scotland, has been kept on to be used by injured soldiers.