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Kirstie Allsopp slammed after fleeing to Devon as husband diagnosed with Covid-19

KIRSTIE Allsopp has been criticised for taking her family to their second home in Devon despite thinking she has coronavirus.

The Location, Location, Location presenter, 48, revealed that her husband Ben Anderson had tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend.

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Writing a seven-day self-isolation diary for The Sunday Times, Kirstie explained how the couple took their four kids – Oscar, 11, Bay, 13, Hal, 17, and Lydia, 19 – out of school after Ben was diagnosed and brought them to their home in Devon to self-isolate.

Kirstie wrote: "We’re not separating within the house […] But we’re not sharing bathrooms, towels, utensils etc."

The star also fears Ben may have passed on the disease to her sister, who has been showing signs while self-isolating at her home in Edinburgh.

Describing her sister's symptoms, Kirstie added: "She's really unwell, totally bedridden and feeling as if she has 'smoked a packet of B&H every day for the past 20 years."

Earlier this week, Kirstie appeared on Good Morning Britain where she said she was "pretty sure" she'd had the illness after developing a "slight tightness in her chest".

Although they originally thought they would have to self-isolate for only seven days, the family had to remain in their Devon home for a full two weeks to avoid infecting others.

It was while Kirstie's family were already in lockdown that Boris Johnson urged the public to avoid any essential travel and remain at home.

However, the star has faced backlash online since the piece was published on Sunday as fans criticised her for taking her family to Devon rather than remaining in London.


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As well as being labelled an "entitled princess" by one Twitter user, another wrote: "She deemed herself too important to heed the advice of no unnecessary travel and bring her family ( with a confirmed case) to her second home in Devon."

A third raged: "Absolutely not surprised at the entitlement from Kirstie Allsopp who brought her family – infected with coronavirus and travel to Devon from London.

"As someone living in Devon – STAY AT HOME AND DON'T TRAVEL HERE. OUR NHS CAN BARELY COPE AS IT IS – LET ALONE IF CLUELESS TOURISTS TRAVEL HERE."

In more celebrity news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry praise ‘moms, mamas and grannies’ around the world in a sweet Mother’s Day post.

And Mrs Hinch showed how she’s disinfecting her house during coronavirus lockdown from remotes to light switches & candles.

Plus Stacey Solomon reveals how she isn’t shaving during lockdown, loves her ‘tache and chats about her pubes.

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Piers Morgan slams Kirstie Allsopp as ‘patronising’ after she criticises his coronavirus advice – The Sun

PIERS Morgan has slammed Kirstie Allsopp as "patronising" after she criticises his coronavirus advice.

She accused him of "catastrophising and dramatising" and told him to use Twitter for "the greater good".

He hit back: "No offence Kirstie..but I'm really not interested in your patronising claptrap.

"You use your platform however you see fit, I will do the same with mine.

"I remember from the Iraq War the perils of blindly believing everything our government experts tell us."

Piers has been warning the public online to take the coronavirus more seriously as he declared: "This is war."


He has repeatedly attacked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his handling of the pandemic, writing in his MailOnline column: "What more do they need to see happen before they realise the scale of this threat and the vital need to get ahead of it?

"The bottom line is this: life’s going to get rough for a bit, as rough as most of us have known, and a lot of people are going to get seriously ill or die.

But if we come together, act sensibly, put the health of others before our own selfish pursuit of pleasure, and show some gritty resolve, then we will come through it."

He has today tweeted he thinks it's "perfectly sensible" for people to stock up on at least two to three weeks worth of basica essentials.

"Most of us will end up in various forms of quarantine very soon," he added.

In the last 24 hours the UK has seen an enormous 35 per cent increase in cases of the deadly virus.

But the PM still insists schools should not close as the number of people with the virus reaches 798 and there are 11 dead.

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