KIRSTIE Allsopp is best known as one half of the loved Location, Location, Location and Love It or List It series alongside Phil Spencer.
But how did she climb the ladder to TV fame and what is her personal life like? Here’s what you need to know…
Getty Images – WireImage Kirstie Allsopp is a co-presenter on Location, Location, Location
Who is Kirstie Allsopp, how old is she and what is her background?
Kirstie Allsopp is a TV presenter and expert on property, crafting and DIY interior design.
She was born on August 31, 1971, which makes her 46 years old.
Kirstie is the eldest child of Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip – and her privileged childhood helped her buy her first flat when she was just 21.
Charles was the former chairman of iconic London auction house Christie’s – and his peerage also means Kirstie is allowed to use the title “The Honourable”.
Kirstie has three younger siblings called Henry, Natasha and Sofie – the latter being an estate agent who stood in for Kirstie hosting Location, Location, Location when she was on maternity leave.
Fashion and homeware designer Cath Kidston is Kirstie’s cousin.
Getty Images The TV presenter, pictured in 2006, is the daughter of Baron Charles Henry Allsopp
As a child, Kirstie went to 10 different schools including the “liberal” private school Bedales, in Hampshire, which was also attended by the likes of Lily Allen, Cara Delevingne and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Kirstie taught English in India before returning to the UK to work for Country Living and Food & Homes Magazine, her mum’s business Hindlip & Prentice Interiors, and study at Christie’s.
Her career in property began when Kirstie launched her own home search company, Kimir, in 1996.
Kimir focused on expensive properties in central and west London.
Channel 4 Kirstie and Phil Spencer have helped hundreds of people find their dream homes in their Channel 4 show – which has been running since 2000
What TV programmes has Kirstie Allsopp been in?
Since 2000, Kirstie and Phil Spencer have co-presented Location, Location Location – as well as its spin-off show Relocation, Relocation from 2004-2011.
She also hosted Property Chain as well as a number of home and interior-related spin-off shows, both with and without Phil, all for Channel 4.
In 2014, she hosted Kirstie Handmade Christmas and Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds.
Kirstie is currently appearing in a new series of Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It.
Focusing on a new family each episode, Kirstie is tasked with coming up with a plan to renovate the house, while Phil goes on the hunt for a potential new home for them.
At the end of each episode, the family decide whether they love their home enough to stay, or to move on to pastures new.
The series is a spin-off from the pair’s other property show, Location, Location, Location.
Who is Kirstie Allsopp dating and what is her net worth?
Kirstie – who confirmed in 2017 she supports the Conservatives – has been with her partner Ben Anderson since 2004.
The couple have two kids together – Bay, nine, and Oscar, five.
Kirstie is also step-mum to Ben’s children, Hal and Orion, from a previous relationship.
They live in leafy Hampstead, north-west London, in the borough of Camden.
Rex Features Kirstie has two children, and two step-children, with her partner Ben Anderson
In October 2016, Kirstie addressed the fascination over her and Ben’s reluctance to tie the knot.
She told Woman magazine: “Ben has been married previously and so initially it was he who was reluctant to do it.
“And then I was reluctant to get married because I just think: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.
“I’ve always said the same thing: there is every likelihood that one day we’ll get married, if only for practical reasons. But we’re very happy as we are.”
As of 2017, Kirstie’s net worth is unknown but between 2010 and 2013 she and Phil Spencer earned £400,000-a-year each and that’s likely to have increased in the last four years.