Tuesday 13 November 2018

Kirstie Allsopp: My children broke the rules so I smashed their tablets

Kirstie Allsopp has revealed she smashed her children’s iPads (Ian West/PA)
Kirstie Allsopp has revealed she smashed her children’s iPads (Ian West/PA)

Laura Harding

Kirstie Allsopp has revealed she smashed her children's iPads after they broke her rules about screen time.

The TV star, who is mother to sons Oscar Hercules and Bay Atlas with husband Ben Andersen, said she went to extreme lengths when they were playing games outside their permitted time.

She told Channel 5's Jeremy Vine: "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."

She added: "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)."

Asked to show how she did it, she replied: "It was remarkably easy. I didn't intend to speak about it but it's come up now."

Storm Huntley, who appears on the show alongside Vine, praised Allsopp saying: "I like that, that is my kind of parenting."

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