The Location, Location, Location presenter called the 26-year-old out for showing “no empathy for the travelling parent”, after being accused of trying to nab spare business seats for her children who she’d only bought economy tickets for.
Branding Amy’s accusations “absurd”, Kirstie – who has previously told of how she sits separately from her kids on flights – also warned the reality star of the perils of starting celebrity beef so early into her newfound fame.
Speaking exclusively to HuffPost UK, Kirstie said: “It’s just absurd, she’s not got kids. We have this rule in my family that kids shouldn’t fly in club class because it’s spoiling – I’ve always said that – but if you’re little, you have to fly with your mum and dad. I travel with four children because I have two step children – they are 17 and 19. We’ve always said that when you get to about seven that you don’t fly with mum and dad any more, and you go into economy.
“Obviously, what happened with Amy must have been about five years ago –Bay is 12 now so he was probably travelling with his two bigger brothers and was resentful his little brother was still with me and his dad, so was probably going backwards and forwards.”
She continued: “It literally shows so little empathy for the travelling parent. And also, she’s going to learn the hard way that it’s a lot better when you get on the celeb circuit not to be rude about other people. But oh boy, oh boy, will she learn.”
She added: “I may be completely wrong and I’m prepared to put my head on the block here – and maybe now loads of BA staff will come forward and say I’m the worst passenger on the plane – but I’m going to take the risk and say that Amy might be in the minority.”
However, Kirstie insisted there was no bad feeling towards Amy.
“At the end of the day, Love Island is a competition, she is young, and I really wish her a lot of luck on the show,” she said.
Of Amy naming Piers Morgan as her favourite ever passenger, she added: “He’s going to be thrilled by this. I love Piers, he’s fantastic. I’m a big fan.
“Maybe I should go on Good Morning Britain with him as the best passenger and me as the worst!”
Love Island begins on Monday at 9pm on ITV2.