Kirstie Allsopp slams claims she fled to holiday home in Devon with coronavirus symptoms
The telly star, 48, has been left fuming over allegations she left the house where she was living and moved with her family into her second home.
Location, Location, Location star Kirstie received a stinging backlash over the claims amid fears many wealthy families are relocating to second homes across the country and potentially spreading Covid-19 to communities less able to cope.
It prompted Kirstie to speak out to clarify the situation.
Kirstie has admitted she did move from one house to another, but insisted both properties are in Devon and she’s now living at her permanent residence in the county.
After one follower tweeted to her “Why r u in Devon !! Shameful @KirstieMAllsopp” Kirstie replied: “Because it is my home.
“I am not in North Devon where I do have a holiday home. Two things totally different.”
Another follower wrote to her: “Obviously we would have loved to stay in a beautiful place for our isolation, but we followed the requests to go home.”
Kirstie then added in another tweet: “I am at home. You don’t know where my home is. You know nothing.”
The TV host recently confirmed her partner Ben has tested positive for coronavirus, and she has been showing symptoms but is unable to be tested.
She appeared on the show this week to share her news with Piers.
The telly star explained: “I don’t know and I won’t know [if I’ve got it] because tests aren’t available.
“My husband got a test because of complications with my son’s health, he was taking him to the doctor.
“This is the point that needs to be made really clear, people might have it and not know they’ve got it. So many people have it and they don’t know they’ve got it.”
She continued: “It’s all well for us that we’re fine and go out and about, but many of us will have it and never know it. You have to be aware of the fact you can have it and not know it.
“We’re coming to the end of our 14 days. I had a slight tightness in my chest a while ago, I’m pretty sure I had it and didn’t have bad symptoms, which is mystifying and worrying.”
Kirstie has two sons, Oscar and Bay, with property developer Ben, and stepson Hal.