Kirstie All­sopp

TV’s hot prop­erty guru talks to Han­nah Nathanson about her Twit­ter tiff with Lord Sugar and tea with David Cameron

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How did you in­sult him? I’d worked with him on Sport Re­lief Does The Ap­pren­tice in 2008 and wasn’t his big­gest fan. I think mak­ing peo­ple call you Lord Sugar is a bit much. I stupidly said as much via Twit­ter and he snapped back pretty fiercely. Do you feel sorry for young peo­ple not be­ing able to get on the prop­erty lad­der? There are two camps: young peo­ple who are try­ing very hard to get on the prop­erty lad­der but can’t, and those who think 30 is the new 20, who didn’t want to go back home af­ter univer­sity so went straight into rent­ing and haven’t saved any­thing. They are mak­ing a huge mis­take and I’m not par­tic­u­larly sym­pa­thetic. Have peo­ple stopped blam­ing you for fu­elling ex­tor­tion­ate prop­erty prices? I’m a guilt mon­key – if I can feel guilty about some­thing I will, but I never ever felt guilty about that. I know the show we make and I know the ad­vice we give peo­ple: go wher­ever you need to go to save your de­posit: move back home if nec­es­sary, buy You’re a de­voted Twit­ter user, has a tweet ever got you into trou­ble? I once had a spat with Alan Sugar, which I stupidly kicked off af­ter half a glass of wine; it’s a big mis­take to tweet un­der the in­flu­ence. Twit­ter is a bit like a grem­lin – you have to treat it quite care­fully. as early as you can, buy flex­i­bly and buy sen­si­bly. We only ever had one 95 per cent mort­gage on the show. You’ve fea­tured in FHM’s ‘Sex­i­est Women’ list; do you think you could take Carol Vor­der­man’s Rear of the Year ti­tle? No! Ev­ery­body on tele­vi­sion is ab­so­lutely tiny. I suspect Carol is 5ft 2in. Amanda Lamb and I are the only freaks – I mean the only women over 5ft 5in. Go­ing to the Soap Opera Awards is like be­ing in Lil­liput for me. Is the Coali­tion work­ing for you? I think it’s work­ing for the nation. I think it will stick to­gether and we’re all go­ing to look back and think it was a good thing, al­though Nick Clegg’s idea of a Peo­ple’s Bank is ab­so­lutely nuts. Would you like to work for the Coali­tion? I’ve got two shows, an app, a book, I’m work­ing for B&Q, Per­sil and about four dif­fer­ent char­i­ties. There’s no way on God’s earth that I could help out the Coali­tion right now. If David Cameron per­son­ally knocked on the door and asked me to help, I’d in­vite him in for a cup of tea. Kirstie All­sopp is work­ing with Per­sil Small & Mighty to seek out the UK’s ‘ mir­a­cle mums’. Log on to per­ min­imir­a­cles to en­ter and for the chance to win a fam­ily hol­i­day



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