Twitter finds Kirstie Allsop lost scarf and she offers £150 reward

‘Faith in humanity restored!’ Twitter helps Kirstie Allsop find a precious scarf after she loses it on the Tube – and she’s so grateful she hands over £150 reward

  • Kirstie Allsop tweeted a plea for the safe return of a scarf with sentimental value 
  • The 47-year-old star dropped it while on the Central Line tube in London 
  • Within hours, scarf had been located after the lady who found it saw her tweet   
  • Twitter bystanders said exchange between pair has restored ‘faith in humanity’

Anyone who’s ever lost anything while on the London Underground will know there’s a slim chance of being reunited with said item. 

Fortunately for television personality Kirstie Allsop, Twitter stepped in when she dropped a colourful scarf on the Tube yesterday while en route to a charity day in the City. 

The Handmade Christmas star posted a tweet yesterday expressing her sadness that she’d lost the winter garment – and offering some serious cash for its return. 

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Kirstie Allsop tweeted her sadness yesterday after losing a favourite scarf on the Central Line while travelling to the ICAP charity day in Central London. She said the scarf was a present and she was ‘gutted to have lost it’

The grey scarf, which has bright colours running through it, was found by Emma Revell, who took to Twitter to try and find the owner

She wrote: ‘I know this is highly, highly unlikely but if anyone stumbled across a large black scarf with fine coloured lines through it on the @centralline today it’s mine and I’m gutted to have lost it, it was present, so there’s a £150 for it’s return. #youneverknow’

Less than two hours later, her faith in humanity – and the searing power of social media – was firmly intact after a stranger who had been travelling in the same carriage tweeted that she’d picked it up. 

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Emma Revell, using the handle @EmmaCPS responded to the plea: ‘Me! Let me know how to get it to you’ with a smiling emoji.  

@KirstieMAllsopp followed up with: ‘So thrilled, Thank you so much, I adore that scarf, it was a gift from a very special friend and losing it felt so thoughtless & ungrateful. Will follow you to exchange details via DM you’re £150 up, there was a reward.’  

Kirstie, who is mother to sons Oscar Hercules, 11, and Bay Atlas, 9, with husband Ben Andersen, posted again this morning, saying she was delighted to have the scarf back.

The winter garment carried what looked like personalised stitching on it, and Kirstie said she was ‘chuffed to bits’ that it was heading back to her

‘OMG Twitter found my scarf, yes that’s mine, the two ladies were Beth, my lovely PA and me, we were on the way to the @ICAPCharityDay for @homestartuk and I took it off to do my face (cue Grandmother spinning in grave) and forgot it. Thank you so much. #chuffedtobits’

The 47-year-old star had been attending the 26th ICAP charity day in Broadgate, joining the likes of Esther Rantzen and the Duchess of Cornwall for the fundraising event.  

Twitter bystanders glowed at the moment, saying it had cheered up their day.    

@ChoctawKwe wrote: ‘Gives you faith in people. What a kind person to pick it up and post to try and find you.’ 

@deborahflint added: ‘This absolutely restores faith in humanity. 

@cwinna penned: ‘How absolutely fabulous that your scarf was found especially as it has such sentimental value and well done to the lady who found it and is returning it. What a brilliant result.’ 

The Location, Location, Location star revealed last month that she doesn’t regret her infamous decision to smash her sons’ iPads – and revealed she is yet to replace their tablets. 

The, 47, said on Good Morning Britain that she stood by her decision, and that it yielded positive results for the whole family. 

Kirstie, who is mother to sons Oscar Hercules, 11, and Bay Atlas, 9, with husband Ben Andersen, confessed back in September on The Jeremy Vine Show to smashing them against a table leg as her children watched as punishment.  

Her boys had failed to follow her rules about screen time, and Kirstie said that since dishing out the drastic discipline the brothers have spent more time outdoors playing.

Kirstie Allsopp has revealed that she is still yet to replace her children’s iPads that she broke as punishment in June because they did not follow her rules on screen time

In July 2017 she took a short break from Twitter after comments she made about washing machines belonging outside the kitchen caused a similar uproar.

The mother-of-two also previously made headlines when she spoke about travelling in business class, while her children travelled in economy class.

Kirstie, who has a new series called Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas starting this week, also confessed that she will be jetting to sunnier climes for the festive break.

She said that she prefers a little bit of heat in the winter but that her children complain about being away. 

‘For me there are loads of Christmas thing in my life which I really like… But my Christmas starts on the first of October.’ 

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