Chris Tarrant says it's 'absolutely delightful' having Ukraine refugees living with him

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Chris Tarrant has written about the drinking culture of his early TV career. (Getty Images)
Chris Tarrant has opened his home to refugees from Ukraine. (Getty Images)

Chris Tarrant has said the three Ukrainian refugees living with him are "so sweet" and that he opened his home to them as he had to do something to help.

The TV star has taken in a woman in her 30s, her mother, and her baby girl amid the crisis in Ukraine.

Appearing on This Morning, the former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host revealed that things were going brilliantly.

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Tarrant, who lives in Berkshire with his partner Jane Bird, was on the ITV show to discuss his new book and his career and host Alison Hammond asked how it was going with the family he had taken in.

He said it was "absolutely delightful".

London, UK. 31 October 2021. Chris Tarrant and Jane Bird arriving at the Pride of Britain Awards, at the The Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Picture date: Sunday October 31, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
The star and his partner have taken in three people. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

"It's a mum, a daughter who is about 30 and a dear little baby, 10-months-old, and it's just amazing," he told Hammond and her co-host Dermot O'Leary.

Tarrant said that after watching what was happening he felt he had to step up and do something.

"They were sleeping on the floors in airports in Poland," he said.

"The little baby, it's 10 months, dear little girl just about trying to walk and you just think, 'What would your life be like if you were still back there' in that sick, evil world they're experiencing."

"It's horrific," he added.

The Homes For Ukraine scheme allows UK residents, who have a spare room, to sponsor an individual or family from Ukraine to live with them for up to six months.

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Since the government website launched on 18 March over 200,000 UK residents have registered their interest.

Several celebrities have said they would like to open their homes to refugees, including Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, TV presenter Gary Lineker and Loose Women star Linda Robson.

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