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Kirstie Allsopp is known for her TV marriage to Location, Location, Location co-star Phil Spencer – but, in real life, her family is just as well known!
The property expert and TV presenter, 50, returns to our screens with Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas this week.
But who are the famous relatives that make up her starry family?
Here’s everything you need to know about Kirstie Allsopp and her famous family.
Kirstie Allsopp’s sister Sofie Fletcher appears on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas (Credit: Channel 4)
Kirstie Allsopp family – who is her famous sister?
Kirstie Allsopp’s sister Sofie Fletcher appears on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas this year.
In fact, Sofie often turns up on the Channel 4 to get creative with her big sis.
Kirstie has three siblings, including sister Sofie.
Sofie, 41, is also a television presenter and property expert.
In Canadian TV show The Unsellables, Sofie helped people to sell houses that had been on the market a long time.
The show ran from 2008 to 2013.
In 2006, Sofie temporarily replaced her sister Kirstie as co-presenter of Location, Location, Location.
She took over while Kirstie was on maternity leave.
Kirstie Allsopp family – is she related to Cath Kidston?
Kirstie and Sofie’s cousin is world famous Cath Kidston, 63.
Cath Kidston is, of course, a fashion designer, businesswoman and author.
Her company sells home furnishings, clothes and all sorts of other colourfully printed items.
Cath Kidston’s paternal grandfather was Glen Kidston, a successful racing driver for Bentley in the 1920s.
Her grandmother was Nancy Soames.
Nancy was also Samantha Cameron’s paternal grandmother, making them half first cousins.
Television presenters Kirstie Allsopp and Sofie Allsopp are her maternal second cousins.
What a creative family!
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas brings some festive sparkle to the schedules (Credit: Channel 4)
Kirstie Allsopp family – who are her parents?
Kirstie Allsopp is the daughter of Charles Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip, a former chairman of Christie’s, by his marriage to Fiona Victoria Jean Atherley McGowan.
Owing to her father’s peerage, Kirstie is The Honourable Kirstie Allsopp.
Tragically, Kirstie’s mum Lady Fiona Hindlip died at the age of 66 from breast cancer.
Kirstie revealed in January 2014 that her mum had been buried, at her own request, in a wicker coffin.
The TV star buried her mum next to the burial site of the family pony, Benji, in the garden of her Dorset home.
Kirstie told Radio Times in 2020: “I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
“I think there’s a reason that we hand over the bodies of people we love to experts.”
Kirstie Allsopp family – who is her husband?
The TV star tied the knot to husband Ben Andersen in 2004.
Despite the popular misconception, she is NOT married to her TV co-host Phil Spencer.
Her husband is property developer Ben.
They have two sons, Oscar, born in 2006 and Bay, born in 2008.
Kirstie is also stepmother to her partner’s two children, Hal and Orion, from a previous relationship.
The family live in Notting Hill, West London, and have a second home in Devon.
TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp pictured leaving the ITV studios with her sister Sofie (Credit: Splash)
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas on Channel 4
Kirstie Allsopp offers festive tips on how to have a stylish Christmas without breaking the bank.
She is joined by her Location, Location, Location co-host Phil Spencer, who attempts to wow her with his wrapping skills…
Meanwhile, florist sister Sofie is tasked with creating some lovely floral arrangements to add extra sparkle to the season.
MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo makes a seafood showstopper with a Mauritian twist.
And Hebridean TikTok star Coinneach MacLeod whips up a Christmas trifle with a difference.
Kirstie also shows us how to make and personalise Christmas crackers.
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas airs on Friday December 3 2021 at 8pm on Channel 4.
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