The Grand Tour host light-heartedly said he’d been inspired by the PM and the changes at his residence.
Jeremy said his farmhouse was “nearing completion”, after buying the 1,000-acre Oxfordshire property.
While he did not go into details about what is left to do, the presenter made sure to mock Boris for the spend.
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Jeremy stated: “My new house is nearing completion and I’m faced with the problems and cost of decoration.
“I could pay for it myself, I suppose, but having read about what Boris Johnson is planning in Downing Street, I’ve decided to set up a charity so that you can pay for it instead.”
The small screen favourite continued: “Please send as much as you can afford.
The department said that funds have been spent to allow daily broadcasting by various news organisations within the Grade I listed building.
“This will necessarily require one-off capital works, including audio-visual equipment, internet infrastructure, electrical works and lighting,” the response said.
“This spending is in the public interest as the new broadcasting of lobby briefings will increase public accountability and transparency about the work of this Government now and in the future.”
As nurses considered taking industrial action, Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner said: “It would take around 100 years for a newly qualified nurse to get paid this kind of money.
“It sums up Boris Johnson’s warped priorities that he can find millions for vanity projects, while picking the pockets of NHS workers.”
The disclosure came as the Prime Minister faces pressure over the refurbishment of his official flat above Number 11 overseen by his fiancee, Carrie Symonds.