Chris Tarrant and his partner, Jane Bird, joined the Ukrainian family and said the government red tape that prevents others from doing the same needs to be addressed
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Chris Tarrant opened up about the Ukrainian refugees currently living with him and his partner in their Berkshire home.
The 75-year-old TV star appeared on This Morning on Friday to promote his new book, but host Alison Hammond wanted to ask him about connecting with a Ukrainian family. .
“I know you’ve also taken in some refugees, that’s amazing,” said Alison, 47.
“Three Ukrainians, they’re so sweet,” Chris replied when Alison asked, “Isn’t it lovely to have them there?”
‘Absolutely delightful,’ he replied before adding: ‘It’s a mother, a daughter around 30 and a baby 10 months old dear, and that’s amazing.
“By the way, that’s a great thing to do,” Dermot added as Chris explained: “Yeah, we just watched it and thought, ‘we have to do something.
“They slept upstairs in the airport in Poland and now they’re with me and my little one, you look, and it’s been 10 months, dear little girl just wanted to try to walk and you just thinking, ‘what would your life be like if you were still there?’ in the sickly evil world they’re going through, it’s horrible.”
“Yes, well done Chris,” host Dermot O’Leary replied as Alison agreed with him.
Chris previously said he was baffled by the UK Government’s list of rules and checks to prevent others from wanting to give Ukrainian refugees a home.
It comes after Home Secretary Priti Patel was forced to apologize for the migration delay, saying the scheme was “a victim of its own popularity”.
Refusing to accept cash offered by the Ukrainians, Chris said they just wanted to do their bit after feeling heartbroken over the conflict.
He also said the country needed to stay awake to the crisis with the war expected to last until next year.
This Morning airs at 10 a.m. weekdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/chris-tarrant-says-three-ukrainian-26830485 Chris Tarrant says three Ukrainian refugees living with him are 'interesting'