December 4, 2022

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TV legend Chris Tarrant, 76, and his partner Jane Bird, 58, saved a Ukrainian family from their war-torn country following the Russian invasion. After several months at his large house in Berkshire, Chris says the trio have “enhanced” his life and he is now buying them a flat of their own.

Opening up about his new guests, the former Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? presenter told Express.co.uk: “These three people are just the nicest trio.
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“They have really enhanced my life, our lives, our family’s lives. My kids have all met them. They have been just brilliant.”

Chris explained that he is now paying for a flat in the city centre where the family can move in the next couple of weeks.

Although he says his Berkshire house is “lovely”, he hopes a flat in the city will give the family more freedom when the harsh winter kicks in.

He continued: “Where I live is lovely and it’s a big house with lots of room and stuff, but we are very remote. So, as we get into winter and it’s icy and stuff, getting around is going to be harder.Chris TarrantChris TarrantDON’T MISS
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Nevertheless, the father-of-four notes that bringing refugees over to the UK can be “difficult” and adds that he counts himself “lucky” that their arrangement has “worked out”.

That being said, Chris took time out earlier this week to celebrate another Ukrainian refugee, Vladyslava Zhmuro, who fled the country in March and has since managed to bring more than 300 others to the UK.

Vladyslava’s story started when she arrived in Wales and found work at the Welsh Refugee Council.

Since then, the council has received more than £1.2m in funding from The National Lottery and Vladyslava has seen it expand and add a specific Ukraine-focused team.
To celebrate Vladyslava’s work, Chris unveiled a spectacular projection of her story at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock on Tuesday.

The artwork, created by Ukrainian artist Segey Piskunov, was selected to appear in Liverpool after it was confirmed that the city will host the Eurovision Song Contest next year on behalf of Ukraine.

Chris was honoured to be unveiling the artwork and described Vladyslava as “incredible” and an “amazing girl”.

Chris Tarrant teamed up with The National Lottery to help celebrate the work of amazing individuals supporting refugees by unveiling a showstopping projection at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool depicting the story of Ukrainian caseworker, Vladyslava Zhmuro. The campaign shines a light on how the £30m raised a week by National Lottery players goes towards good causes across the UK.
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