Kirstie Allsopp slammed after fleeing to Devon as husband diagnosed with Covid-1903/25/2020
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."
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