Kirstie Allsopp breaks silence after Phil Spencer's parents both...
Kirstie Allsopp breaks silence after Phil Spencer's parents both killed in crash

Kirstie Allsopp breaks silence after Phil Spencer's parents both killed in crash

Kirstie Allsopp has paid tribute after co-star Phil Spencer's parents were killed on a farm in Kent. The mum and dad of the Channel 4 Location Location Location and Relocation Relocation star died when a vehicle careered into a river on a farm near Canterbury this weekend. Allsopp has said it came as a comfort to the presenter that his parents were together when they died. Emergency services attended the scene, including an air ambulance. Richard and Anne were pulled from the car and taken to hospital. Kirstie told The Sun: "I've spoken to Phil and it's tragic for the Spencer family, but his parents were together and that's something that is a great source of solace to them all. "The family is very loving and close." She added: "This is awful for all of the family, but they were together at the end and they were lovely people." Kirstie shared how Phil's parents were on their way to a pub on Friday afternoon. A close friend of the couple have also described them as a "lovely family". READ MORE Alison Hammond pays sweet tribute to co-star with T-shirt on Florida holiday "There’s a stream, called the Nailbourne, which feeds into the River Stour, and there’s a very low, quite pretty little bridge that goes over it, with a lovely weeping willow," said a local. "The postman was here when it was all going on and he was saying, ‘I hope it’s not happened near the bridge — it’s dangerous that bridge’.” A second neighbour added to the Sun: “I was gardening yesterday afternoon and I saw a helicopter going over. There’s a river which runs through the farm. I was told their car ended up in it. It’s very sad.” A local shop worker, meanwhile, added: “It’s so sad. His parents and Phil shop here.” Phil previously reflected on his childhood in an interview with Great British Life. He said: “I was born there, a farmer’s son, and that’s where I spent my entire childhood and teenage years. Dad bought the house when he got married, and they’ve never moved out. My brother runs the farm now. “Living on a farm with places to run around, have adventures and learn about nature helped us grow up with a sense of responsibility. It was a mixed farm, beef cattle, hops, watercress, potatoes, fruit and arable, which made it a lot of fun. Mum would take us out in the holidays to help with what was being harvested. “There was always something in season so we were happy to get involved and be useful. I have lots of happy memories. My heart was always in Kent and always will be. I feel very comfortable there.”

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