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Steven Bartlett of Dragons’ Den offers Ukrainian refugees a room in a mansion in London and donates the £350 fee to charity

KIND Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett has revealed he has offered Ukrainian refugees a room at his London mansion.

The businessman joins thousands of big-hearted Britons who have offered to take in refugees ravaged by Vladimir Putin’s war.

Steven Bartlett is offering his home to Ukrainians fleeing their country

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Steven Bartlett is offering his home to Ukrainians fleeing their countryPhoto credit: BBC
Thousands of Brits have offered to take in Ukrainian refugees

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Thousands of Brits have offered to take in Ukrainian refugees

It comes after Britain’s incredible generosity caused appeal website The Homes for Ukraine to crash in the first two hours of this week.

It is Britain’s largest refugee resettlement scheme since World War II.

Millions of Ukrainians have fled their country since Mad Vlad ordered his invasion last month.

But friendly Steven has joined the call and is offering his home to those in need.

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He has also pledged to give back to charity the £350 fee you get for housing a refugee.

He wrote on Instagram: “I have a vacancy in my house here in London so I signed up to offer it to a Ukrainian family.”

Steven continued: “The monthly fee of £350 to house a refugee family will be donated to @decapappeal who has been recommended by @DeborahMeaden for their ongoing work in Ukraine.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed Britons for “opening their homes in this hour of need”.

He said: “The British public has shown great solidarity with the people of Ukraine and we stand together against Putin’s appalling aggression.”

Under the scheme, those who volunteer to host a Ukrainian in their guest room rent-free for at least six months will receive £350 a month from the government.

Refugees are allowed to stay in the UK for three years, work and claim benefits.

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There is no limit to the number that can come here as part of the program.

The ministers assume that hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians will accept the offer.

The Dragon' Den star revealed his promise on Instagram

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The Dragon’ Den star revealed his promise on InstagramPhoto credit: Instagram

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