Kirstie Allsopp Denies Breaking Lockdown Rules After Travelling To Second Home In Devon

The Location, Location, Location star’s husband had Covid at the time.

Kirstie Allsopp has denied breaking lockdown rules earlier in the year.

The Location, Location, Location presenter was accused of potentially spreading Covid-19 by travelling to one of her homes in Devon to isolate when partner Ben Andersen already had the virus.

“When Ben was diagnosed with Covid, we weren’t at home, either in London or Devon. We were somewhere else,” she told Radio Times magazine.

“Because Ben was infectious, we went to Devon, where there’s 40 acres and we wouldn’t infect anyone else.

“There are loads of people who are always going to believe I did the wrong thing,” she said of the trip, during the first lockdown.

“I did not go to Devon (from London) after lockdown. We went to isolate.”

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Kirstie Allsopp
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The 49-year-old, who is the daughter of Charles Henry Allsopp, sixth Baron Hindlip, said she was “very angered by the concept that people think privilege strips you of empathy”.

“It drives me mad. Death is death, grief is grief, loss is loss, fear is fear,” she said.

“Money absolutely makes life easier. But it doesn’t mean that I’m not aware of all the people who have lost their jobs this year and who have no idea when they will find another one. Or those marriages that just won’t make it through another lockdown. I’m fully aware of how many people are struggling right now.”

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Following her husband’s positive test result, Kirstie says she thinks she too could have been infected – albeit to a very mild extend – as she recalled experiencing a “tightness” in her chest.

During an interview on Good Morning Britain back in March, she said: “I think probably I have [come down with Covid-19]. I had a slight tightness in my chest a while ago. I’m pretty sure I’ve had it and I haven’t had bad symptoms.

“I think this is the point that needs to be made really clearly – so many people have it and they don’t know they’ve got it.

“It’s all very well for us to think we’re fine and we can go out and about, but many of us will have it and never know it. They’ll be asymptomatic.

“You have to be aware of the fact you can have it and not know it.”

The full interview is in Radio Times magazine, out now.

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