Kirstie Allsopp quit Twitter after she was abused for smashing her kids' iPads

Chris Edwards
Kirstie Allsopp (Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Kirstie Allsopp has revealed she was forced to leave social media by abusive Twitter trolls who targeted her after she smashed her kids’ iPads.

The Location, Location, Location presenter deliberately broke her kids’ iPads to stop them playing video games, but the backlash she received prompted her to leave the social media site.

Speaking to The Sun, Allsopp revealed that she had to quit Twitter because her young sons saw some of the abusive comments that were sent to her.

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Allsopp received abuse from gamers online after smashing her kids' iPads for playing too much Fortnite (Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

“I didn’t want them to see that and that’s why I shut down the account. I usually get zero abuse on Twitter — there are controversies and people give their opinion — but it was the first time I’d been abused.”

Last year on The Jeremy Vine Show, Allsopp revealed that she smashed their iPads after they broke her screen time rules, playing the popular online game Fortnite. However, some people thought the presenter went too far.

“A lot of the gamers went nuts,” she continued. “I think they felt that someone was trying to cut their willy off or something.”

Fortnite app logo displayed on an tablet (Credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

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She has since rejoined Twitter and is now launching a new craft show on Channel 4 called Celebrity Craft Masters, which will see a number of stars take on Allsopp’s challenges.

On the new show, she said: “I want Love Island viewers to be interested in craft. If they watch the show once and never again but go and do a craft, then that’s the nut I’ve cracked.”

Yesterday, the presenter urged young people to buy houses and start having babies ‘NOW’. She said couples should also stop shelling out thousands and thousands on weddings because they would wish they had that money to spent on top quality childcare one day.