Man left gobsmacked after finding creepy “secret escape route” in kitchen

A man was left open-mouthed after a flat viewing revealed a very unusual feature.

In a video shared online, actor Jamie Wilkes who recently starred in hit drama His Dark Materials shared a video revealing the “hidden escape route.”

The odd discovery has gone viral on Twitter in a video which has been viewed more than 700,000 times since being uploaded yesterday.

On Twitter, he explained: “Viewed a flat today and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stop thinking about the back door…”

In the video, he shows off the normal-looking kitchen before lifting up a counter to reveal a stairway down to a door.

So does it mean every time you need to go out the back you have to clear your countertop?

Naturally, a lot of people had questions about the unusual feature.

Obviously, some people blamed London for its odd setup.

The video has been retweeted more than 11,000 times and sparked a lot of curiosity.

Model and cook Chrissy Teigen tweeted: “Ahhhhhhhhhh I hate it and love it????????

“But I hate it so much. But LOVE. So stupid?? It is genius”

One woman joked: “Very cool until you’re running late and you have to fold yourself and your cup of coffee into the cupboard.”

Another commented: “I don’t know why this made me laugh so hard, imagine if an intruder comes in and u just disappear in the kitchen.”

A third added: “Absolutely nothing could’ve helped me predict this lol.”

One person had a very, very good point.

@valentine_makes: tweeted: “Imagine if a killer came up those stairs and inadvertently yeeted your Weetabix everywhere whilst you’re trying to have breakfast.

“No-one wants a cereal killer to appear in their kitchen.”

Lots of people warned Jamie against moving into the flat, with many dubbing the unusual feature “creepy.”

One person replied: “I would never, ever, ever pay to live somewhere so creepy.”

Another agreed, adding: “It is TERRIFYING. Has 2020 taught us nothing?”

But one viewer was more open-minded, commenting: “Ok WHAT THEE F***?? But also…I kinda love a secret escape route?”