Kirstie Allsopp in furious feud with Loose Women star after demanding housing ban

Presenter Kirstie Allsopp faced the wrath of Loose Women panelist Janet Street-Porter after she made a claim that detached houses should be banned as they’re not ‘practical’

Location, Location, Location star Kirstie Allsopp is perhaps used to clashing with co-host Phil Spencer over their choice of home for a prospective buyer.

But this time she has come up against Loose Women panelist Janet Street-Porter after claiming that detached houses should be “banned.” Kirstie had made the original claim during an interview when she boldly said that Britain’s house system was not “fit for purpose” as mortgage payments were going “through the roof. And when asked her advice for those thinking of buying a house in the UK, the 52 year old presenter said at the time: “I would stop the building of detached houses. They’re not environmentally practical.”

Janet Street-Porter hit back at Kirstie Allsopp's claims that detached houses should be banned
Janet Street-Porter hit back at Kirstie Allsopp’s claims that detached houses should be banned 
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She went on to tell Daily Mail Weekend magazine: “They don’t make the best use of the sites. They have smaller gardens, there’s less community. That gap between the houses is a waste of space.” And it was as though Phil knew her comments would cause outrage as he responded saying: “You have to be brave,” to which Kirstie replied: “You have to tell the truth.”

One person who was at the forefront of those fuming was Janet Street-Porter, who is known for voicing her opinion. She took to X, formerly known as Twitter and hit back at Kirstie’s comments, sparking a feud. She wrote: “Kirstie Allsopp says detached houses should be banned because they are not ‘environmentally practical’ and lead to loss of community feeling…Posh people always seem to know what’s best for the rest of us, don’t they?”

And Janet’s blunt response sparked a flurry of comments on social media. Screenwriter Jonathan Harvey also took to the social media platform and penned: “Like she’s never lived in one.” Another person said: “So I take it she lived in a semi-detached then? I think not.”

Kirstie Allsopp faced the wrath of Janet Street-Porter after detached house claim

Kirstie Allsopp faced the wrath of Janet Street-Porter after detached house claim 
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“What a privileged life having no experience of bad neighbours and the stress caused by being unable to escape their noise day in day out and constant disrupted sleep,” wrote a third. Noticing a rise in discontent, Kirstie felt forced to address her views on detached homes on social media, in the hope of avoiding confusion.

She wrote: “It’s not the fact that they are detached it’s the quality of them. Better to build semis or terraced houses with bigger gardens, better heat and sound insulation and, vitally, more space inside then pretend those tiny little gaps means they are ‘detached’ and somehow better.” (sic)

In another tweet, she added: “If anyone wants to know my views on the appalling quality of some of today’s so called ‘detached’ new build housing find my original tweets on the matter.” Kirstie then said that she does in fact live in a huge detached house in Devon but also lives in a block of flats in London.

She explained: “Every working day I get to help people, and see this country and learn about real lives and real issues. I care deeply about the quality of what we build & where we expect people to live. Anyone who can’t see that just doesn’t want to, but that’s their problem not mine. Thank you to all the folk that do.”

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