Kirstie Allsopp has shared how accidentally swallowed one of her AirPods earphones after she confused it for one of her vitamin tablets - and people on Twitter couldn't help but joke about the mishap.
The Location, Location, Location presenter took to Twitter on Sunday (June 27) to provide details about how the mix-up occurred to her 428,000 followers which meant she knocked back the small white wireless earbuds.
"In other news, I just swallowed an AirPod while downing my vitamins, I don’t recommend it. I’ve managed to chuck it back up without having to go to hospital, but my throat is really quite sore," she tweeted with a vomit face emoji.
\u201cIn other news I just swallowed an AirPod while downing my vitamins, I don\u2019t recommend it. I\u2019ve managed to chuck it back up without having to go to hospital, but my throat is really quite sore. \ud83e\udd2e\u201d
It was only until Allsopp noticed one of her AirPods was missing that she realised "there's only one place it could be."
\u201c@StopItYouNob AirPods in pocket, put vitamins in pocket while getting glass of water, chucked vitamins into mouth, gulped water, go for second lot, see one AirPod in hand, check pocket, check handbag. Realise there\u2019s only one place it could be.\u201d
Many couldn't quite believe how the 50-year-old managed to get the earphones confused with her vitamins, as one person wrote: "I’m sorry but I can’t get over this. I refuse to believe a person would swallow an AirPod without realising?! This is absurd."
"That didn't happen," another person said.
In a bid to prove her point, Allsopp then posted a photo of how her AirPod was mixed in with her vitamins which she took from her pocket and swallowed.
"See, not quite as daft as some might say," she tweeted.
\u201cSee, not quite as daft as some might say.\u201d
Of course, as it's the internet there were plenty of people cracking jokes about Allsop's mistake - here are some of the funniest jokes about it.
Many jested that Allsop wouldn't be able to afford a house by swallowing Airpods, which is in reference to comments the presenter previously made this year where she said young people could afford to purchase a home just by cancelling their Netflix subscription, gym membership, cutting out daily coffees.
\u201cHow will anyone ever be able to afford a house if they keep eating their AirPods\u201d
\u201c[sat in a board meeting, a secretary runs in and hands me a slip of paper "kirstie allsopp swallowed her airpods"]\n\nme: gentlemen would you excuse me for a moment there's a pressing matter i must attend to\u201d
While like us Allsopp has been amused with some of the humourous responses, she later tweeted how she had been subject to some "really horrible comments."
"I did something daft, which also served as a warning. Yesterday I got some lovely humorous replies. Today Twitter has gone insane with really horrible comments," she wrote.
\u201cI did something daft, which also served as a warning. Yesterday I got some lovely humorous replies. Today Twitter has gone insane with really horrible comments. It\u2019s quite staggering how unpleasant people can be while telling you they have compassionate political leanings.\u201d