Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett reveals he was detained four times by Heathrow security

Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett says he was detained by Heathrow security for being questioned FOUR TIMES while traveling

Steven Bartlett has claimed he was detained at Heathrow Airport a total of four times and “asked questions” several times during a recent trip.

The Dragons’ Den star, 29, who moved to the UK aged two from Botswana, said he was kept in a room for up to two hours each time.

The businessman, who has a Nigerian mother and a British father, did not say he was targeted because of his color.

Security: Steven Bartlett has revealed Heathrow Border Force pulled him aside for questioning on four occasions, including on flights just days apart

Speaking on the Tony Bellew Is Angry podcast, he said: “I landed at Heathrow, they pulled me aside and I was in the room for two hours.

‘They know who I am – ‘You are from Dragons’ Den’. I then come back a few days later. They bring me back for two hours. I then go back to Heathrow – it happened three times in a row…in the same room for two hours, looking at myself…asking questions.

The host of the hit podcast The Diary of a CEO told the boxer the fourth time came as he returned from vacation in Indonesia.

Upset: Speaking on the Tony Bellew Is Angry podcast, he said:

Upset: Speaking on the Tony Bellew Is Angry podcast, he said: ‘I landed at Heathrow, they pulled me aside and I’m in the room for two hours’

He said: “I remember feeling, ‘It’s good that I have emotional control now’.”

Steven, who started small and moved to Plymouth aged two, also recalled battling at his old school over racist abuse.

He said: “It looked like anger, but I think I was really scared.”

In response to the claims, a Home Office spokesman said their “number one priority” was safety and declined to comment on an individual case.

A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Border Force’s number one priority is maintaining a secure border, and we will not compromise on security.’

“We are working closely with all of our airports to ensure passengers have the smoothest possible journey. We do not systematically comment on individual cases.

Success: Steven, whose net worth was £71m when he was 26, dropped out of college to pursue his dreams as a businessman

Success: Steven, whose net worth was £71m when he was 26, dropped out of college to pursue his dreams as a businessman

Steven, whose net worth was £71m when he was 26, dropped out of college to pursue his dreams as a businessman.

He fell out with his parents, especially his mother, who was ‘heartbroken’ after believing he had messed up her upbringing, that she had failed to grow up.

But Steven found success with social media marketing agency The Social Chain, which was valued at £300m when it went public.

This year, he became the youngest Dragon ever and quickly became the man to impress among budding entrepreneurs entering the investment den.

TV star: Steven made show history when he became the youngest dragon ever at 28 on the BBC show earlier this year

TV star: Steven made show history when he became the youngest dragon ever at 28 on the BBC show earlier this year

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