Kirstie Allsopp

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Kirstie Allsopp
Kirstie allsopp.jpg
BornKirstie Mary Allsopp
(1971-08-31) 31 August 1971 (age 42)
Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite British
OccupationTV presenter, businesswoman, journalist
Notable credit(s)Co-presenter, Location, Location, Location
Partner(s)Ben Andersen
Children2
RelativesBaron Hindlip (father)
Sofie Allsopp (sister)
Cath Kidston (cousin)
 
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Kirstie Allsopp
Kirstie allsopp.jpg
BornKirstie Mary Allsopp
(1971-08-31) 31 August 1971 (age 42)
Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite British
OccupationTV presenter, businesswoman, journalist
Notable credit(s)Co-presenter, Location, Location, Location
Partner(s)Ben Andersen
Children2
RelativesBaron Hindlip (father)
Sofie Allsopp (sister)
Cath Kidston (cousin)

Kirstie Mary Allsopp (born 31 August 1971)[2] is a British TV presenter known for the Channel 4 property programmes: Location, Location, Location; Relocation, Relocation; Location Revisited; The Property Chain; Kirstie's Homemade Home and Kirstie's Handmade Britain. All but the last three were co-presented with Phil Spencer.

Background

She is the daughter of former chairman of Christie's, Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip and Fiona Victoria Jean Atherley (née McGowan, born 1947).[3] She has a younger brother Henry, and two younger sisters, Sofie and Natasha.[4] Due to her father's peerage, she is entitled to use the courtesy style The Honourable Kirstie Allsopp. Designer and businesswoman Cath Kidston is her cousin.[5][6]

The ten schools she attended as a child [7] included St Clotilde's in Lechlade, Gloucestershire[8] and Bedales, near Petersfield, Hampshire. After spending time in India teaching English, Allsopp returned to the UK and began a series of positions, working for Country Living and Food & Homes Magazine and her mother's business, Hindlip & Prentice Interiors, and studying at Christie's. Allsopp set up her own Home Search company, Kirmir, in 1996, focusing on top end purchases in Central and West London.[9]

Allsopp was reported in 2008 and 2009 to be an advisor to the Conservative Party on housing matters,[10][11] but has said that she is not.[12]

Personal life

Her partner is property developer Ben Andersen, and they have two sons, born July 2006 and August 2008.[13] She is also stepmother to her partner's two children from a previous relationship. They live in London. In 2009 they, along with another family, bought and restored a house in rural Devon called Meadowgate, which had been empty for 39 years. The restoration and interior decorating was the subject of the series "Kirstie's Homemade Home". [14] It was again the setting for her "Kirstie's Homemade Christmas" show showing people how to have an individual Christmas using second hand and homemade products such as wreaths from material found in the nearby wood. [15] Allsopp is a supporter of the Conservative Party.[16]

References

  1. ^ Gordon, Bryony (7 April 2009). "Kirstie Allsopp: 'I'm too opinionated for politics'". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 31 December 2010. "the Honourable Kirstie Allsopp (her father is the sixth Baron Hindlip)..." 
  2. ^ "Pass notes No 2,666: Kirstie Allsopp" The Guardian (19 October 2009). Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  3. ^ 'I don't know how I do it!'
  4. ^ thePeerage
  5. ^ Wood, Zoe (2009-08-09). "Queen of florals Cath Kidston bucks the recession to profit from love of nostalgia | Life and style | The Guardian". London. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Layton, Josh (7 May 2012). "Stranger relatives: Holly Valance is related to Benny Hill and the celebrities with fame in the family...". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Five minutes With: Kirstie Allsopp, BBC News Online, 22 May 2010
  8. ^ Kirsty Allsopp: Class act, The Daily Telegraph, 25 September 2004
  9. ^ Kirstie Allsopp Biography
  10. ^ TV's Kirstie urges stamp duty axe, BBC News Online, 8 May 2008
  11. ^ Thompson, Alice (11 April 2009). "Kirstie Allsopp’s new look as Tory adviser". London: The Times. 
  12. ^ "Five Minutes With: Kirstie Allsopp". BBC News. 22 May 2010. 
  13. ^ Kirstie Allsopp: no-nonsense, enthusiastic and exactly as she comes across on TV, The Daily Telegraph, 7 April 2009
  14. ^ ThisIsNorthDevon - Kirstie Allsopp's rural retreat available for rent, 24 April 2009
  15. ^ The Guardian - Kirstie's homemade Christmas: do not try this at home?, 9 December 2009
  16. ^ Woods, Judith (16 February 2010). "Election 2010: The big fight for the support of celebrities". The Daily Telegraph (London). 

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