An only child made the shocking discovery overnight that he has 25 siblings.
Oli Benjamin, 21, lives in London and has two mums, who conceived him using an anonymous sperm donor in California.
In the USA there is no legal limit on the number of babies that can be born to each sperm donor.
Oli learnt he has 25 brothers and sisters all from the same American sperm donor after he signed up to a website that helps children of sperm donors find each other.
His story is the focus of a brand new BBC Three documentary 25 Siblings And Me, which follows him travel to the USA to meet his donor and join a mass sibling reunion.
‘About six months ago, I got an email from someone called Jordan,’ Oli told the cameras, reflecting on the moment he learnt of his 25 siblings.
In her email, Jordan broke the news that she is Oli’s half sister and that their donor, Daley, has revoked his anonymity.
‘Some of the siblings, they started to find each other through DNA testing and sibling registries,’ Oli explained.
‘Pretty much almost all of them have been meeting up, going to reunions.’
Wanting to get involved in the group and connect with his half-siblings, Oli embarked on a mission to meet them.
‘The plan is to fly from state to state in America, meeting some of these siblings to see where they live,’ he explained.
25 Siblings And Me sees Oli, who has Asperger’s, as he tries to forge a relationship with his siblings.
25 Siblings And Me airs tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.
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