Kirstie Allsop: “Why I smashed my kids’ iPads”
The TV star reveals what drove her to do it
Content Editor / September 11 2018
British TV star Kirstie Allsop has revealed that she deliberately smashed her son’s iPads because they repeatedly broke the rules she had set around screen times.
"This is the first time I've said this publicly," the Location, Location, Location presenter told Channel 5's Jeremy Vine.
"In June I smashed my kids' iPads, not in a violent way. I actually banged them on the table leg."
"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, the 47-year-old responded: "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."
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.