TV presenter and property guru Kirstie Allsopp has defended her close friends the Camerons revealing how they are ‘utterly, utterly, utterly broken over Brexit’.
Mrs Allsopp grew up in the same posh social circles as David Cameron and used to count him as a neighbour in Notting Hill.
The property queen was defending the couple following the criticism they faced when pictures of their £1.5million Cotswold cottage was published in a magazine.
Kirstie Allsopp, pictured with David Cameron in 2006, said the Camerons were ‘utterly, utterly, utterly broken over Brexit’
Samantha Cameron opened the doors to her family’s cottage which she described as ‘slightly falling down’ and ‘rotting’ but a ‘family nest’.
Pictures last month gave an insight inside the living room as well as the garden which houses the family’s £25,000 ‘shepherd’s hut’.
However the Camerons faced a backlash for having a placard in their kitchen that read ‘calm down dear it’s only a recession’. Labour said it was ‘astonishing’ the former Prime Minister appeared to be treating the damage to people’s lives from an economic crash as ‘a joke’.
The spoof Enid Blyton novel ‘Five on Brexit Island’ was also spotted in the cream-coloured living room.
The property queen defended the Camerons following the criticism they faced when pictures of their £1.5million Cotswold cottage was published in a magazine
But in an interview with The Times Magazine Mrs Allsopp, who grew up in Berkshire with the former Prime Minister, defended the couple.
She said: ‘Do people really think they bought those items themselves?
‘When you have people come to stay they are going to bring silly things like that.
‘Someone found something that said ‘Keep Calm and Think What Kirstie Would Do’ and I was thrilled with it.
‘It’s up in my bathroom in Devon. To say Dave and Sam aren’t taking the recession seriously and aren’t taking Brexit seriously…Jesus Christ, they are utterly, utterly, utterly broken over Brexit.’
The Camerons bought the Cotswold cottage in 2001 when he became MP for Witney, Oxfordshire paying £650,000 for their constituency home – after choosing to keep it on it is now estimated to be worth £1.5 million
During the interview in the magazine last month the former PM’s wife was pictured drinking tea in her country garden wearing a £210 blouse from her own clothing collection Cefinn
The former PM poses outside the family’s ‘shepherd’s hut’ located in the grounds of the family’s Cotswolds home
In a previous interview Allsopp spoke in less glowing terms about the former Prime Minister on the subject of Brexit.
Following the shock result last year she said she was unimpressed by Mr Cameron’s quick departure.
She said: ‘That was an even bigger shock than the result. If you want to be Prime Minister, you can’t just resign when it stops being fun. It looks like he woke upon Friday morning and thought, ‘I didn’t break this, Boris broke it so he can bloody well fix it!’ That’s wrong.
‘Yes, I did feel sorry for Dave, but I also thought, ‘Don’t do this.’ We needed someone to show leadership – it didn’t need to be such a rocky start.’