Get in line to buy my luvverly 'ouse, says TV's Corporal Nooky

As Corporal Nooky, Richard Nauyokas is famous as the snarling Fifties NCO barking orders at juvenile delinquents in the ITV fly-on-the-wall documentary Bad Lads' Army.

The show charted the progress of young tearaways put through the rigours of conscript training in a Fifties-style boot camp.

But at home Richard, married to Liz, 42, is more docile, enjoying the housework at his Grade II listed former inn in the village of Billingborough, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, and rewarding himself with a pint at the pub next door.

Not all bad: Richard Nauyokas's pretty former inn is on the market at £210,000

Now the couple, who have two children, Charlotte, 19, and Zac, 16, are selling their three-bedroom, three-reception home for £210,000.

'Because of our military background neither Liz nor I have lived anywhere more than a few years.

'We've been here for five years and now we have itchy feet,' says Richard, 48, who was born and brought up in Grantham and who met Liz - who was a clerk in the Army - while they were training at Donnington in Shropshire.

He retired in 2001 after 22 years, having reached the rank of sergeant-major.

'We're staying in the area for the next two years because Zac is doing his A-levels, but after that we're free to do as we wish,' says Richard.

Since Bad Lads' Army finished in 2007, the pair have set up a company called Not All Bad, offering residential boot camps to young men in prison and those with lesser criminal convictions, but without the cameras.

Now the couple are waiting to hear if they have been allocated new contracts with youth offender institutions they work with.

Attention: Richard now has itchy feet

If they do, they will move closer to wherever they are needed, but otherwise they are thinking of a more radical move.

'It depends on how generous the new Government is with funding. If we don't get the work we might even travel the world,' says Richard.

Before Billingborough, the family lived in Liz's home town of Aberdare, near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. The couple bought a six-bedroom new-build for £120,000 in 2003 and sold when the market was at its peak in 2005 for £250,000.

The family left Wales to be closer to Richard's family after Liz's mother died.

They bought their cottage for £190,000 and, although the house had not been touched since the Seventies, there were no structural problems - a relief to the couple, who have no interest in renovating.

Richard admits he will miss the house - on the market since August - where he often entertains friends after the neighbouring pub closes.

'Richard is in no rush to move. He's dropped the price by £10,000 and knows he doesn't need to drop it any further,' says Martin Thomson of selling agents Winkworth.

'It has character and will appeal to young families and retirees who want space to live the country dream.'

Winkworth, 01529 303 377

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