Dad of TikTok's Smithy Family returns to south London home after house fire and speaks out

(Video: TikTok/The Smithy Family)

A dad who shot to fame on TikTok has spoken about the devastating impact of a suspected arson attack on him and his family.

A video posted on The Smithy Family's TikTok account in the early hours of Thursday show the burnt out remains of a car parked outside the scorched property near Bexleyheath.

More than 20 firefighters were called to the fire on Wednesday night. London Fire Brigade said flames appeared to spread to the house from a burning car on the driveway. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

More than two million people follow the antics of The Smithy Family. Their platform became so successful dad Nick Smith gave up his day job as a builder to focus on his social media stardom.

A video by The Smithy Family shows the burnt out remains of a car outside a scorched house

In a video posted later on Thursday, Mr Smith is seen to have returned to the family home.

Standing outside his daughters' bedroom and addressing the people responsible for the fire, he said: "I can't um... My girls are in this room but that don't matter to you, does it?

"One of you filmed while the other one done it.

"I don't think you've realised the consequences of what you've done.

"It's my little girls' room man, they got it how they want it.

"I work so hard all my life to do the right thing and..."

There have been no injuries and no arrests have been made.

Credit: TikTok/The Smithy Family

Speaking earlier, after the fire broke out, Mr Smith said: "We all got out the house OK, the kids are fine... the dogs are OK. The house is not OK. The kids are at a safe place.

"To the people who have done this, you could have killed our family and not only our family, my neighbours, my friends. It's unforgivable."

London Fire Brigade said: "We were called to reports of a car alight that had spread up the outside of the house. There were a number of mobility scooters parked outside which had caught alight and were producing a large amount of smoke and flames.

"Everyone was out of the building before we arrived, and crews worked incredibly hard to prevent further damage to the inside of the property and to neighbouring properties."

The Smithy Family's TikTok videos began with dad, Nick, posting pranks and sketches of family life in lockdown.

Speaking earlier this year, Mr Smith said their new-found fame felt "surreal".