Boy George rumoured to have leased David Leckie's Centennial Park home

Boy George rumoured to have leased David Leckie's Centennial Park home
Boy George rumoured to have leased David Leckie's Centennial Park home

The retired veteran television chief David Leckie and his wife Skye have briefly rented out their long-held home, Lactura home in Centennial Park.

It's whispered it has been leased to Boy George, while he's in Sydney for upcoming The Voice Australia television show. The legendary Culture Club singer is set to sit on the singing contest judging panel, together with Seal and Delta Goodrem after Jessie J and the Madden brothers ruled out the role.

The home could be securing some $27,500 plus a month during the three months of the series.

Past judges from The Voice have stayed in expensive homes including Ricky Martin who rented The Bronte Wave House, a Walter Barda designed beach house that sold last year for $15.65 million.

The former high profile TV executive and his charity cheerleader wife will divide their time between their recent Woollahra acquisition and their Robertson, Southern Highlands retreat, Mulberry Farm.

Their $8 million plus Woollahra acquisition marked a return to Holdsworth Street where they have Charlotte O’Neil working on the new interiors after the purchase through The Agency’s Ben Collier.

The giants of the Sydney social scene initially wanted more than $12 million for Lactura on its listing last July.

The listing agents Ben Collier and Brad Pillinger were rushing potential buyers through ahead of the leasing.

They signalled $10.5 million would secure the 1910 residence on three month delayed settlement terms.

Skye, who rose to prominence in the late 80s as the group public relations officer for retailer David Jones, has been a devoted charity fundraiser helping raise millions over the years especially as the Gold Dinner ambassador for Sydney's Children Hospital Foundation.

The couple have owned on Lang Road since paying $2.5 million in 1998 when David was chief executive of the Nine Network under Kerry Packer.

He recently finished up his consultancy at Kerry Stokes' Channel 7.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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