Kirstie Allsopp accuses 'drug-using' celebs of hypocrisy

The host says Instagram makes her feel insignificant. (Getty Images)
Kirstie Allsopp has said celebs who take drugs should think twice before criticising those who break lockdown rules. (Getty Images)

Kirstie Allsopp has hit out at celebrities who condemn COVID rule-breaking, claiming many are hypocrites because they break the law by using illegal drugs.

The Location, Location, Location presenter claimed that many of those branding those who break lockdown rules as “Covidiots” are people she knows to have used cocaine.

Allsopp, 49, tweeted: “I see so many people on this forum who I know have taken illegal drugs, the transport & trade of which costs tens of thousands of lives, banging on about ‘Covidiots’. Where was your oh so strong moral compass when that blood soaked coke was going into your turned up nose?”

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The TV presenter and mother-of-four went on to compare a breach of the lockdown Tier regulations to speeding or drinking too much.

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She added: “Two wrongs won’t ever make a right, but there have always been laws designed to make things safer for us; laws related to drugs, drink, smoking & speeding.

“Laws that many people have broken, me included. Hesitating before mouthing off about ‘covidiots’ would serve us all well.”

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Allsopp came under fire earlier this year for moving her family to their country home in Devon after her partner Ben Andesen was diagnosed with coronavirus, before lockdown restrictions came into place.

Kirstie Allsopp has decamped to her second home in Devon. (PA)
Kirstie Allsopp decamped to her second home in Devon at the beginning of lockdown. (PA)

Throughout the pandemic Allsopp has been outspoken on social media about her frustrations with lockdown and her opinions about home workers returning to the office.

The TV presenter also faced criticism for housing a TV crew at her Devon estate during lockdown in order to shoot a new series of Channel 4 show Keep Crafting And Carry On.

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