Kirstie Allsopp admits that “one of her biggest regrets” is forcing her kids to do homework

Kirstie Allsopp has admitted that “one of her biggest regrets” is forcing her kids to do their homework.

The TV presenter, 51, has sons Bay Atlas, 16, and Oscar Hercules, 14, with husband Ben Anderson, as well as two stepchildren from Ben’s previous relationship.

She took to Twitter on Wednesday to retweet another tweet about not getting her young kids to do homework.

Regrets: Kirstie Allsopp has admitted that

Regrets: Kirstie Allsopp has admitted that “one of her biggest regrets” is forcing her children to do their homework

She replied: “One of the biggest regrets of my life is that I didn’t do this for my children.

‘The tears, the lost time together, homework cause many families a real, daily misfortune without a happy ending.’

She also tweeted: “Question, real question, no reason for abuse please.

“How much difference would it make to a teacher’s working day if the government said that ‘from now on homework is reading only, no more written homework that needs to be marked’?”

Family: The TV presenter, 51, shares sons Bay Atlas, 16, and Oscar Hercules, 14, with her husband Ben Anderson, as well as two stepchildren from Ben's previous relationship

Family: The TV presenter, 51, shares sons Bay Atlas, 16, and Oscar Hercules, 14, with her husband Ben Anderson, as well as two stepchildren from Ben’s previous relationship

She added: “You hear that on every corner. Doctors, teachers, nurses. Safeguards are vital, but do we need to start all over again to make sure everything makes sense and is actually helping and not hindering?’

When a follower asked how teachers might rate students, she replied: “Don’t want to cause a bunch on David but do homework as a way to rate a student?!

‘Are you mad? Do you have any idea how much is done by parents, including GCSE coursework?’

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Speaking your mind: She took to Twitter on Wednesday to retweet another tweet about not getting her young children to do homework

Speaking your mind: She took to Twitter on Wednesday to retweet another tweet about not getting her young children to do homework

She then quipped, “Dear God, give me the strength to be polite and kind to all the people who tell me their kids love homework.”

It comes after Kirstie – known for her work on the hit series Location, Location, Location – hit back at claims that fame was “lousy” in an article for The Telegraph.

Kirstie insisted that being famous “oils the wheels” and means middle-aged women don’t “disappear” as she reflects on her fame.

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“There’s an often-whined mantra that being famous sucks, but it’s not!” Kirstie insists fame “makes life easier, not harder” when reflecting on her TV career (pictured with Phil Spencer)

Kirstie said being in the public eye has its own perks as she spoke about the global fame of the royal family and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“There’s an oft-whined mantra that fame sucks, but I’ll tell you what — and hold on, Petals — it’s not,” she began.

“I hate being so un-British and probably ordinary, but being famous makes life easier, not harder.”

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“There’s an often-whined mantra that being famous sucks, but I’ll tell you what — and hold on to your hats here, Petals — it’s not,” her post began

“Actors like to say it’s all about the art and fame is an unfortunate side effect, but that’s mostly a bunch of gibberish.”

She continued to reflect on her career and early days at Channel Four, claiming that “celebrity greases the wheels.”

Kirstie added that people are altogether friendlier when you’re in the spotlight, saying that “middle-aged” women are not “disappearing”.

At least she's honest! Reflecting on her career and her beginnings at Channel Four, she said,

At least she’s honest! Reflecting on her career and her beginnings at Channel Four, she said, “Being famous greases the wheels.”

It comes after Kirstie said Young people should forego life’s luxuries like Netflix, gym memberships and coffee if they want to buy a house.

The real estate expert also suggested that if people are struggling, they could move in with their parents or find homes in more affordable areas up north.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Kirstie, who owns a home in North Devon, said: “When I bought my first property, went abroad, the EasyJet, the coffee, the gym, the Netflix lifestyle didn’t exist,” she said.

“I used to walk to work with a sandwich. And on payday I went out for pizza, to the movies, and bought a lipstick.

Outspoken: It comes after Kirstie said young people should ditch life's luxuries like Netflix, gym memberships and coffee if they want to afford a house

Outspoken: It comes after Kirstie said young people should ditch life’s luxuries like Netflix, gym memberships and coffee if they want to afford a house

“Interest rates were 15 per cent, I was making £11,500 a year.”

The presenter acknowledged that interest rates are much lower today, but added that there are “new financial strains” on today’s young first-time buyers.

She told the newspaper that streaming services, vacations abroad and gym memberships are now seen as standard parts of young people’s lives, which wasn’t the case when she was younger.

Kirstie said she bought her first home at the age of 21 with family help, when owning a home was seen as “the be-all and end-all”.

Kirstie, daughter of Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip, has co-presented on Location with Phil Spencer since 2000.

Familiar face: Kirstie, daughter of Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip, has presented on Location since 2000 alongside Phil Spencer

Familiar face: Kirstie, daughter of Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip, has presented on Location since 2000 alongside Phil Spencer

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