Long Lost Family in show first as viewer comes forward with life-changing info

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Long Lost Family was the first show after an audience was exposed to life-changing information about a missing brother.

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Last night saw the return of Born Without Trace: What Happened Next which revisits some of the people who attended the show.

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Long Lost Family’s first ever show where a viewer is exposed to life-changing information
David McBride and Helen Ward were both the founders who discovered they were full siblings on the show in October 2019.

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David McBride and Helen Ward were both the founders who discovered they were full siblings on the show in October 2019.

David McBride and Helen Ward were both the founders who appeared on the show in October 2019.

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David was left wrapped in a blue and white shawl and placed in the front seat of a random car some 60 years ago.

Meanwhile Helen was found on the other side of the Irish border in a telephone box in March 1968.

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When David sent his DNA to an online database, he had no idea Helen was on it, and the Long Lost Family team was able to confirm that they were full siblings.

The pair were thrilled to meet each other, and eventually, the team was able to help them learn more about their parents, who had both passed away.

It was revealed that his Catholic mother had a long-standing relationship with his Protestant father, who was married with 14 children and aged 17.

On last night’s show, there was another twist, as it was revealed that a woman in Australia named Donna had seen the first show about David and Helen, and reached out to the team about her father, John.

Donna saw a remarkable resemblance between her father, David and Helen, and knew that he was also a founder who was discovered in a telephone box in the 1960s under similar circumstances to others.

A DNA test then proved that John was also his full brother, with expert Ariel Bruce saying: “It’s an absolute first.”

The three siblings had their first emotional meeting, with Helen telling John: “I’m so grateful, I’m so grateful, so grateful that you and David are both in my life now, absolutely grateful.”

John said: “DNA testing was the best thing I’ve ever done. Today has arrived and I know who I really am. And I have a family – another family – and it’s great to know your roots.”

A woman in Australia named Donna watched the episode and reached out to the team about her father, John

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A woman in Australia named Donna watched the episode and reached out to the team about her father, John
John was also a founder and turned out to be a more complete brother to David and Helen.

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John was also a founder and turned out to be a more complete brother to David and Helen.
first emotional meeting of siblings

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first emotional meeting of siblings

Long lost family born without a trace: what happened next Available on ITV Hub.

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