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Botswana-born Steven Bartlett was one of the business magnates on the BBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den and faced racist abuse at school, keeping his emotions in check while being harassed by border guards. interrogation airport
Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett said Heathrow border agents pulled him aside for questioning four times, including on flights just days apart.
The businessman, whose mother is Nigerian and father is British, said he was kept in his room for up to two hours at a time.
But Botswana-born Steven, who in January became the BBC’s youngest Dragon at the age of 29, stopped short of saying he was targeted because of the color of his skin.
The host of the hit podcast The Diary of a CEO said: “I landed at Heathrow, they pulled me aside and I was in my room for two hours.
“They Know Who I Am – ‘You’re from Dragons’ Den ‘. Then I flew back a few days later. They pulled me back in two hours. Then I flew back to Heathrow – it happened three times in a row…in the same room in two hours, looking at me… questioning. ”
Speaking on the Tony Bellew Is Angry podcast, he told the boxer the fourth time came when he flew back from a vacation in Indonesia. “I remember feeling, ‘It’s good that I have my emotions under control,'” he said.
He said: “I remember feeling, ‘It’s good to have my emotions under control’.” Steven, founder of the £300 million marketing firm The Social Chain, recalls the battle at school in Plymouth for racist abuse. He said: “It looked like anger, but I think I was really scared.”
The Department of Home Affairs said: “The priority of the Border Force is to maintain a secure border. We will not compromise on security.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dragons-den-star-steven-bartlett-27029452 Dragons' Den star Steven Bartlett quizzed FOUR times by security Heathrow