Homes Under The Hammer’s former presenter Lucy Alexander, 48, is mother to two children, including 17-year-old daughter Kitty, who is a wheelchair user. A vocal campaigner for improved services for people with disabilities, the TV presenter took to Twitter to speak out on the news blue badge parking permits had been extended to people with hidden disabilities. “I would like to see some ‘dedicated’ bays purely for wheelchair users though?” she tweeted her 26,000 followers. “Some need to have space beside the car for their chair if paralysed like my daughter?
“There is NEVER enough blue base spaces… don’t get me started,” Lucy fumed.
However, one Twitter user appeared offended by the former Homes Under the Hammer star’s response to the news, replying: “Are you actually annoyed about this? My son has severe autism and has to be helped in and out of his car.
“He also needed a special needs pram at one stage and they are huge like wheelchairs.
“He also has no awareness of danger or even what car could do to him,” they added.
Lucy soon responded to the tweet, insisted she was “not annoyed”.
“I’m actually really pleased BUT would like designated wheelchair user bays for people who cannot walk,” she clarified.
Homes Under The Hammer: Lucy Alexander sparked a heated debate about disabilities (Image: INSTAGRAM • LUCY ALEXANDER)
Homes Under The Hammer: Lucy Alexander tweeted about the change to blue badge permits (Image: TWITTER • LUCY ALEXANDER )
“She [Kitty] can ONLY park in a wife disabled bay due to getting out her wheelchair,