Abramovich yacht blocks Bassey's view of harbour

Shirley Bassey says her view of Monte Carlo's famous harbour has been ruined by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's new yacht.

The singer paid an undisclosed sum for a clifftop home overlooking the harbour, but now she says the yacht is blocking her view.

Abramovich bought the 350-ft state-of-the-art vessel, called Le Grand Bleu, for a reported 60m. It has two helicopter landing pads, a smaller yacht attached to the side, a cabin cruiser and an aquarium.

The Daily Express quotes Dame Shirley, 67, saying: "What a ridiculous yacht. It's big and ugly and new-fangled. It completely spoils my view."

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