We didn't see this social media fallout coming...
It’s supposed to be an evening of celebration, but Tuesday night’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards turned into one hell of a Twitter fight between Kirstie Allsopp and Alesha Dixon.
The unlikely spat started on Wednesday morning when Location, Location, Location star Kirstie appeared to take issue with the awards, hosted by Glamour magazine.
Kirstie took to Twitter to ask her followers: ‘Can someone tell me WTH is a
#GlamourAward – it’s all over my time line, is it something to do with fake tan application? @GlamourMagUK’
Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha – who, unlike Kirstie, was at the swanky ceremony at London’s Berkeley Square Gardens the night before – spotted the tweet and decided to reply.
Tagging Glamour’s editor Jo Elvin in her response, Alesha tweeted: ‘Women have to work even harder for recognition in this industry, Let’s keep celebrating us and inspiring others!’
Kirstie soon fired back: ‘It’s not about women, it’s about glamour & hair dye contracts, which is totally cool, but let’s not pretend.’
Alesha replied: ‘That’s an insult to Jennifer Saunders, Susan Sarandon, Clara Amfo, Naomi Harris, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Freud, Sandra Choi, Sharon Horgan, Tanya Burr, Reese Witherspoon, Johanna Konta, Jess Glyne etc etc……’
To which Kirstie scoffed: ‘Don’t be daft!’
Fans of the two women soon weighed in on the argument, with one tweeting: ‘I’m with Alesha on this, show support, don’t marginalise.’
But someone else posted: ‘Kirsty’s right…it’s all b******s. Just another night to get one over each other. Behave Ladies.’
Another pondered: ‘Did Kirsty not get an invite and feeling left out?’
Editor Jo – who you may recognise from her fashion spots on This Morning – also waded into the spat after Kirstie tweeted that the magazine should ‘#behonest’, asking: ‘What are we lying about??’
Kirstie replied: ‘You’re not lying, but you’re only “celebrating” certain types of “inspirational & talented women”.’
Jo then tweeted: ‘As per, I’m guessing the people who say my magazine is only about fashion & celebs etc haven’t actually read it.’
Then, retweeting one of Kirstie’s posts, she added: ‘I’m proud of Glamour’s very broad content. Including but not limited to, this event. Have a good day, all.’
Jeez, so much drama for a Wednesday!