TV star Kirstie Allsopp smashed sons' iPads after they played too much Fortnite

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

Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 5:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 5:53 pm
Kirstie Allsopp has has revealed she smashed her children's iPads after they broke her rules about screen time. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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.

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Kirstie Allsopp has has revealed she smashed her children's iPads after they broke her rules about screen time. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

'˜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.'

However the 47-year-old appears to have deactivated her Twitter account after coming under fire for admitting to breaking the iPads. 

The Location, Location, Location presenter faced a barrage of criticism on social media following her remarks.

In July 2017 she took a short break from Twitter after comments she made about washing machines belonging outside the kitchen caused a similar uproar.

The star also previously made headlines when she spoke about travelling in business class, while her children travelled in economy class.