Chris Tarrant paying for flat for Ukrainian refugee family he took in

Chris Tarrant has welcomed a Ukrainian family into his home. (PA)
Chris Tarrant welcomed a Ukrainian family into his home. (PA)

Chris Tarrant has revealed he is paying for a flat for the Ukrainian refugees he took in.

The TV star opened his home in Berkshire to a woman in her 30s, her mother, and her baby girl earlier this year amid the crisis in Ukraine, telling fans at the time that they had been sleeping on the floor in airports in Poland before he gave them somewhere to live.

The father-of-four has previously said it worked out brilliantly and that it had been "absolutely delightful" having the family living with him and his partner Jane Bird for several months.

Read more: Chris Tarrant admits he began TV career drinking at 10am to boost performance

In a radio interview Tarrant said his own home was pretty "remote" and that he had now decided to pay for a city centre flat for them, reported the Mirror.

Chris Tarrant and Jane Bird (left) attending the A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards at the National Maritime Museum, London.
Chris Tarrant and Jane Bird took in a family of three. (PA)

Speaking on Greatest Hits Radio, Tarrant said he wanted the family to be able to be closer to things like shops and baby classes.

"I’m paying for it all but it’s my pleasure just to do something," he said.

"Of course they want to go home but they live about 60 miles from the Russian border and the husband is fighting in the Donbas."

"It’s a very precarious situation still," added the former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host.

'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' returns to ITV with Jeremy Clarkson
The former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? star said it was his pleasure to help. (ITV)

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.

Read more: Benedict Cumberbatch offers his home to refugees fleeing Ukraine

After the scheme was launched, several celebrities said they would like to open their homes to refugees, including Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and TV presenter Gary Lineker.

Watch: Chris Tarrant doesn't watch Jeremy Clarkson's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?