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George Clooney and David Beckham’s homes hit by Storm Henk

George Clooney and David Beckham have been among the celebrities whose mansions have been hit by Storm Henk as flooding continues to cause chaos...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

The Hollywood actor, 62, and the former footballer, 48, have been affected by the storm as their homes have been hit by strong winds and flooding.

Will Mellor also shared his fury after a tree crashed into his garden as he declared ‘it could have killed someone’, while Monty Don worried Gardeners’ World fans with snaps of his flooded garden.

Storm Henk has continued to cause chaos on Friday as flooding has spread across Britain and hundreds of people were evacuated and rail lines were blocked.

On Wednesday, as roads were turned into rivers amid torrential rain, pictures showed how George and Amal Clooney’s home had been deluged by floodwater.

George Clooney has been among the celebrities whose mansions have been hit by Storm Henk as flooding continues to cause chaos. Pictured: Flooding in his mansion's gardens

George Clooney has been among the celebrities whose mansions have been hit by Storm Henk as flooding continues to cause chaos. Pictured: Flooding in his mansion’s gardens

On Wednesday, as roads were turned into rivers amid torrential rain, pictures showed George and Amal Clooney's home had been deluged by floodwater

On Wednesday, as roads were turned into rivers amid torrential rain, pictures showed George and Amal Clooney’s home had been deluged by floodwater

Their sprawling £12million Grade II-listed property on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire was seen surrounded by floodwater, drone footage showed.

Photographs showed the stunning estate’s manicured gardens covered in floodwater after weeks of heavy rainfall as the storm caused river levels to rise.

The couple’s 17th century manor house has suffered major issues with flooding since the couple bought it in 2014 shortly after their wedding.

The same day, David and Victoria Beckham were also affected by the devastating storm as they showed off the mess caused at their sprawling Cotswolds estate.

David admitted he was ‘gutted’ as he showed the devastation caused by Storm Henk at his £12million countryside mansion.

Taking to Instagram, he uploaded a photo of a large tree that had been ripped from the ground by the winds at his property on his Instagram page.

He penned: ‘Could have been worse. Still gutted’, along with a crying emoji.

David and his wife Victoria, 49, who share four children, Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 11, snapped up their country home for a reported £6.15 million in December 2016.

Their sprawling £12million Grade II-listed property on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire was seen surrounded by floodwater, drone footage showed

Their sprawling £12million Grade II-listed property on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire was seen surrounded by floodwater, drone footage showed

Photographs showed the stunning estate's manicured gardens covered in floodwater after weeks of heavy rainfall as the storm caused river levels to rise

Photographs showed the stunning estate’s manicured gardens covered in floodwater after weeks of heavy rainfall as the storm caused river levels to rise

The couple's 17th century manor house has suffered major issues with flooding since the couple bought it in 2014 shortly after their wedding

The couple’s 17th century manor house has suffered major issues with flooding since the couple bought it in 2014 shortly after their wedding

The same day, David and Victoria Beckham (both pictured in their Cotswolds home) revealed they were also affected by the devastating storm

The same day, David and Victoria Beckham (both pictured in their Cotswolds home) revealed they were also affected by the devastating storm

David admitted he was 'gutted' as he showed the devastation caused by Storm Henk at his £12million countryside mansion as a large tree was ripped from the ground

David admitted he was ‘gutted’ as he showed the devastation caused by Storm Henk at his £12million countryside mansion as a large tree was ripped from the ground

The property boasts a sauna, plunge pool, football pitch, gym, swimming pool and £50,000 BBQ tent in the grounds for entertaining.

Monty Don also worried Gardeners’ World fans as he shared pictures of his heavily flooded garden amid the downpours.

He shared an array of photographs of his famous garden completely waterlogged to Instagram as he gave an insight into the aftermath of the flooding.

In one caption, he wrote: ‘The highest flood in the past 33 years and rising. Roads in and out impassable but forecast good and we have plenty of sauce from last summer’s tomatoes, so can hunker down for a few days until it starts to go down.’

Elsewhere, Will Mellor took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that a large tree had crashed into his garden amid Storm Henk.

The actor, 47, shared a clip to Instagram showing a large tree that had fallen down due to Storm Henk on Tuesday.

Will explained how he had previously warned the council about the ‘dead trees’ and fumed that ‘it could’ve killed someone’.

‘I have just come out of the house because of the wind and I was looking at the trees. I was putting my decorations down outside and look this has just happened,’ he said.

‘The tree has been completely ripped out of the ground. I have been telling the council about these trees for years because they are dead. I knew something was going to happen. It could’ve killed someone. Look at that!’

He then warned his followers: ‘Don’t go outside.’

On Friday, hundreds of people were evacuated, rail lines were blocked and roads turned to rivers amid the torrential downpours.

Major rivers including the Thames and Trent broke their banks in places while the Environment Agency issued more than 600 flood alerts or warnings in England.

Trains on Great Western Railway, Southern, South Western Railway and Southeastern were blocked today due to a mixture of flooding, landslips and trees on the line. And some schools were closed due to flooding – including in Wiltshire and Berkshire.

Monty Don (pictured) also worried Gardeners' World fans with updates at his own home

Monty Don (pictured) also worried Gardeners’ World fans with updates at his own home

He shared an array of photographs of his famous garden completely waterlogged to Instagram as he gave an insight into the aftermath of the flooding

He shared an array of photographs of his famous garden completely waterlogged to Instagram as he gave an insight into the aftermath of the flooding

Elsewhere, Will Mellor took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that a large tree had crashed into his garden amid Storm Henk as he complained that his local council had ignored him

Elsewhere, Will Mellor took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that a large tree had crashed into his garden amid Storm Henk as he complained that his local council had ignored him

On Friday, hundreds of people were evacuated, rail lines were blocked and roads turned to rivers (pictured: houses in Radcliffe-on-Trent are surrounded by flood water)

On Friday, hundreds of people were evacuated, rail lines were blocked and roads turned to rivers (pictured: houses in Radcliffe-on-Trent are surrounded by flood water)

The Environment Agency issued more than 600 flood alerts or warnings in England (pictured: properties surrounded by floodwater on an island in the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames)

The Environment Agency issued more than 600 flood alerts or warnings in England (pictured: properties surrounded by floodwater on an island in the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames)

In East London, 50 people were evacuated after streets turned into rivers in Hackney Wick with ten fire engines and 70 firefighters called to the scene when water started racing down the banks of the canal into residential streets and ground floor flats.

Police were called to the village of Sawley in Derbyshire after drivers on the nearby M1 saw cows stranded in floodwater – with four of the animals later confirmed dead.

While officers and firefighters rescued four other cows, more animals are thought to be missing – and the incident prompted a multi-agency animal welfare investigation.

Nottinghamshire County Council declared a major incident ‘due to rising levels along the River Trent’, telling residents in flood-risk areas to prepare to evacuate.

Environment Agency data revealed every river in England is now exceptionally high with some rivers reaching their highest flow on record, such as the River Itchen in Southampton which saw a flow double its previous record in December.

There were 302 flood warnings and 332 alerts in England on Friday plus 13 alerts and two warnings from Natural Resources Wales – giving a UK total of 649.

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