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Kids, DON’T MESS with Kirstie Allsopp. Here’s why!

Kids, DON’T MESS with Kirstie Allsopp. Here’s why!
(Image credit: Brett D. Cove/Silverhub Media/RE)

Kirstie had had enough!

Many parents might have threatened to smash their children’s tablets if they keep breaking family rules on when to play them, but Kirstie Allsopp proved she wasn’t making idol threats and actually did SMASH them!

The Location, Location, Location star had made it clear to her sons, Oscar Hercules and Bay Atlas with husband Ben Andersen, that there were rules when they could and couldn’t play with their tablets.

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But the kids weren’t following the rules, so Kirstie revealed on Channels 5's Jeremy Vine show that she banged them against a table and broke them!

“This is the first time I’ve said this publicly. In June I smashed my kids’ iPads, not in a violent way. I actually banged them on the table leg.

“There is a game called Fortnite and another PUBG and I decided… we had made all sorts of rules and all sorts of times when we said you can’t play them and all those rules got broken and in the end I said ‘Right that is it, I have to physically (break them).”

Kirstie went on to say that they were easy to break, saying: “It was remarkably easy. I didn’t intend to speak about it but it’s come up now.”

We wonder how the Location, Location, Location crew will react to the revelation? They previously teased Kirstie when she revealed that she sometimes travels in business class while her children fly in economy.

She told The Sun at the time: ““If I’m going to spend money, it’s on the holiday itself rather than the flights.

“When we fly as a family, the boys do fly separately from Ben and me if we’re not in economy together.”

Main Kirstie Allsopp pic: Brett D. Cove/Silverhub Media/REX/Shutterstock

David Hollingsworth

David is a Senior Digital Content Editor with over 15 years experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest soap spoilers and television news for Whatsontv.


Before working for Whatsontv, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!