Battling rats, pigeons and cockroaches is all in a days work for one of Wimbledon's lesser known nobles.

Lord Dean David Burr, from Wimbledon, inherited his title of Lord at the age of 28 after the death of his uncle, John Edwards, who was the owner of a large estate in York.

The family title would have passed to Lord Burr’s father, but as he declined to accept, it passed to his son, Mr David Burr - the owner of a Wimbledon pest control company, Lords Environmental.

Now the self styled ‘Lord of the People’, who did not have the typical upbringing of a member of the landed gentry, wants to put his title to good use and dispel the myth that nobility are "stuck up" by helping bring his community together.

He said: "I do get on my hands and knees and get my hands dirty.

"In my family I have got one side that are very rich and the other that are very middle class.

"I have come from a broken family and I had to live with my father so he brought me up.

"He had to work hard to try and provide for us."

The 33-year-old has already raised thousands for numerous charities by taking part in various challenges and events and is keen to continue to help more good causes.

He said: "I could sit in my house and have this lord title, or I would work with it and put it to good use.

"I always had my fingers in things before that but this gave me the boost.

"I want to work with all different cultures and bring them all together and show everyone we are all the same."

"I want to be the ‘Mr Peace Man’.

Wimbledon's nobility include Lord is Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon - a former Merton councillor who sits in the House of Lords as a Conservative working peer and Indarjit Singh, Lord Singh of Wimbledon, who was inducted into the House of Lords in 2011.