Fill Your House For Free presenter Kirstie Allsopp is fast catching up with Katie Hopkins in the controversial comments stakes.
After advising young women to skip university and have babies in their twenties last month, she now insists that being negative gives you cancer.
“There are some people out there who can’t say anything positive because they think it’s more amusing to say negative things, but that’s going to give them cancer, it’s as simple as that,” claims Kirstie, 42, whose mum died from cancer back in January.
“Loads of my family members have had cancer, which didn’t come from being negative, but you know what I mean – don’t poison yourself with negativity.”
Kirstie went on to tell The Sun: “If you’re in the public eye, you have a responsibility to talk about issues that are important. My frank comments started a discussion and I’m glad. Shouting me down is what is anti-feminist – it’s stopping women from having a voice.”
Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free, Channel 4, Tuesday, July 8, 8.00pm