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by | 15th, November 2005

‘TO most law-abiding types, the only guilty pleasure to be had from watching property shows is to see what other people’s houses look like.

The lights are on but no-one’s home

But to some, a show like Through the Keyhole operates like a niche shopping channel, showing the burglar at home what goods can be obtained from breaking into the bijou residence of a retired weathergirl or soap star.

The MTV programme Footballers’ Cribs works in a similar fashion. As the Mail explains, when Footballer Mark Fish allowed the MTV cameras into his £1.5million pad in Kent, he didn’t give much thought to who might be watching.

Fish and his fragrant wife Loui, a former lingerie mo-del, naturally, showed the enraptured millions their huge aquarium, basement dungeon, pinball machines and a classy Egyptian mummy sarcophagus which opens up to reveal a CD rack.

Now the cameras are back at chez Fish, where the owner is showing the Sun’s snapper the window prized open by a gang of burglars and the safe they forced him to open.

And it’s not the first time this has happened. As the Mail reminds us, it was only back in August that footballer Ian Walker and his ex-glamour mo-del wife Suzi were treating us to a tour of their £1.7 million home in Surrey.

And last month the raiders struck there, too. They stole the couple’s Range Rover, cash, credit cards and a personal organiser.

It looks as if a pattern is developing, a modus operandi. We can only wonder who is behind these crimes. And until the villains are captured, we warn footballers to be more careful about who they let into their homes.

And that especially includes Nancy Dell’Olio, who fronts the show…’

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