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‘All women secretly love doing the ironing’

Allsop, the star of Homemade Home and Location Location Location, has caused controversy by insisting women love household chores and need them to “stay sane”, no matter how much they complain about them.

“I’m not doing the ironing because I have to, I find it immensely therapeutic,” Allsop told UK newspaper the Western Daily Press.

“I’m absolutely convinced that those repetitive tasks that one does every day, organising and regularising one’s home, and keeping it tidy is enormously therapeutic.

“I know it is for me, and I have many, many working mum friends who feel the same. That to know that their child is going to school with clean hair, clean teeth, clean uniforms, and their house is clean is what keeps her sane.”

Kirstie Allsop

Kirstie Allsop

Kirstie Allsop

Allsop’s comments provoked outrage from hundreds of women on social media.

“Says the celebrity woman who employs more than one cleaner,” one frustrated reader wrote.

“It’s easy to say you love ironing when you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. Sadly, that’s not the reality for 99 per cent of women.”

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