Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett claims he was detained at Heathrow four times
Posted by  badge Boss on May 22
Steven Bartlett revealed he was pulled for questioning four times at Heathrow (Picture: BBC)

star claims Heathrow guards pulled him aside for questioning four times.

The Diary of a CEO founder made a name for himself by hosting the popular podcast, which has , and former .

The 29-year-old businessman – who has a Nigerian mum and British dad – revealed that he was targeted by airport guards due to his skin colour.

Speaking on the podcast, Bartlett said: ‘I landed into Heathrow, they pulled me aside and I’m in the room for two hours.

‘They know who I am – “You’re from Dragons’ Den.” I then fly back in a few days later. They pull me back in for two hours. I then fly back into Heathrow – it happened three times in a row… into the same room for two hours, looking at me… asking questions.

‘Then for the fourth time which I flew in which was yesterday, they come up to me and go, “uhh where have you come from.” And I go, “I’ve flown in from Indonesia, and they go “come with us.”‘

‘It happened three times in a row… into the same room for two hours, looking at me… asking questions.(Picture: ITV)

He continued: ‘I remember feeling, it’s a good thing I have emotional control now because if I’d said something, probably would have ended in the newspapers.’

The Home Office told ‘Border Force’s priority is to maintain a secure border. We will not compromise on security.’

In addition to his business savvy, Bartlett is also the author of Sunday Times bestseller Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfilment, Love, and Success.

Of course, given his background, the star has quite a large following on social media.

Steven appeared in the latest season of Dragons’ Den (Picture: BBC)

His Instagram account, @steven, has raked in 2million followers.

His YouTube channel, The Diary Of A CEO, has 226k subscribers and shows the recording of his podcast – which sees the TV personality chat to fellow entrepreneurs and CEOs.

When he was 26 years old, Forbes magazine estimated that the entrepreneur was worth $96m (£68m).

He was also named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and has won prizes at prestigious awards including the Black British Business Awards and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Home Office for comment.