BBC star reveals ‘family’ bond with pregnant Ukrainian refugee who lived with her for 6 months
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Sara Cox has opened her home to Ukrainian refugees (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Longines)

radio DJ has revealed the close bond she shares with and her newborn baby that she lives with – even attending the youngster’s birth.

The author and broadcaster opened her doors to the woman, who was six months pregnant at the time, following which has seen displaced from their homes.

Sara said the woman was ‘part of the family now’, even recently attending the birth of her baby.

In a new interview, she explained how the front room of her house had been newly decorated and ‘reborn’ after her houseguest departed.

‘The front room was in flux for a few years,’ the mum-of-three told .

‘We had a Ukrainian guest sleeping in there for six months. She had a baby recently. She’s part of the family now.

The radio DJ said the woman arrived from the Ukraine while six months pregnant (Picture: Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Sara and the woman became so close she was present during her birth (Picture: C Brandon/Redferns)

‘I was at the birth and she came back here with her newborn, so this room has been very much a private area for this mum and baby. When she left it needed to be rebirthed itself and begin its story again.’

Several stars opened their doors to Ukrainian people since Russia invaded the country in 2022, including , , , and .

Doctor Who star Benedict revealed in April last year that he was , telling : ‘They’ve made it out of Ukraine, I’m monitoring their progress every day.

‘Sadly, they are undergoing some medical treatment – to say anything more about that would be an invasion of their privacy and too much about when they’re coming and how that’s being managed would invade mine – but I want to give them some stability after the turmoil that they’ve experienced, and that’s within my home.’

Sir Rod who fled the conflict, saying they were ‘lovely’ and ‘so grateful.’

Benedict Cumberbatch is among the stars to house a Ukrainian refugee since the war with Russia began (Picture: Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Sir Rod Stewart rented a home for a Ukrainian family as well as sending aid to the country (Picture: EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

The singer also hired trucks filled with supplies for refugees and had them driven to Ukraine, before transporting 16 people to Berlin.

Countdown star Rachel previously opened up on her experience hosting Ukrainian refugees, telling it is ‘so rewarding’ and that they are like ‘one big family’ together.

Former Who Wants to be a Millionnaire? host Chris said ‘enhanced’ his home life.

‘They’ve been with us since the beginning of the war,’ he said during an interview on Good Morning Britain. ‘They were sleeping on the floor of airports in Poland before they came to us. The actual exit from Ukraine is just a horror story.’

He continued: ‘They have enhanced my life, these people. I mean I know I’ve had my own kids but this baby is so sweet.

‘She was seven months, now if she had stayed she’d be on the front of a tank or something. I mean the idea of what happened and how they got away is just extraordinary.’