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TV STAR Jonathan Ross and his wife Jane delighted pupils and staff at a Dagenham school when they handed over the keys to a brand new bus. The BBC chat show host presented the 13-seater coach, which they paid for, to Trinity School in Heathway on March

TV STAR Jonathan Ross and his wife Jane delighted pupils and staff at a Dagenham school when they handed over the keys to a brand new bus.

The BBC chat show host presented the 13-seater coach, which they paid for, to Trinity School in Heathway on March 31.

The generous donation was organised by children's charity, Variety Club, after the old school bus came to the end of its life span.

Especially designed for Trinity's disabled pupils, the bus will be used to take the youngsters on educational and recreational trips around the borough and beyond.

Head teacher Peter McPartland said the school had expected to cover at least half the costs themselves.

"It was only a week ago we found out Jonathan Ross and his wife were going to pay for the whole bus. It was certainly a pleasant surprise."

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Ross said he was very happy he could help the school and cheekily added: "Also, they have promised we can occasionally borrow the van on weekends.