Who do you think You Are? Dr Chris Brown shocked by family secret

dr. Chris Brown discovers a shocking family secret on Who Do You Think You Are?: ‘This is a desperate situation’

Celebrity veteran Dr. Chris Brown was amazed to discover a family secret while filming the SBS genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?

The host of I’m a Celebrity, 43, discovered that his great-great-grandfather William Roberts was the illegitimate son of noted socialite William Reddish.

He discovered that Roberts’ birth was kept secret and registered under his mother’s name, along with some of Reddish’s other illegitimate children.

Celebrity veteran Dr. Chris Brown (pictured) was amazed to discover a family secret while filming the SBS genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?

When Chris discovered this new branch of his family and their circumstances, he said, “This is a desperate situation.”

“I’ll have to fight any temptation when I have kids they don’t give the middle name Reddish, so they’re Reddish Brown,” he laughed.

“It just writes itself, it really does!”

The I'm a Celebrity host, 43, discovered that his great-great-grandfather William Roberts was the illegitimate son of noted socialite William Reddish

The I’m a Celebrity host, 43, discovered that his great-great-grandfather William Roberts was the illegitimate son of noted socialite William Reddish

Chris appeared on the show after his mix of creative and scientific passions made him a black sheep of his family.

But his image of himself changed when he dug into his past and found “all the other black sheep.”

“This trip has revealed a family history of which I am immensely proud,” he added.

He discovered that Roberts' birth was kept secret and registered under his mother's name, along with some of Reddish's other illegitimate children.

He discovered that Roberts’ birth was kept secret and registered under his mother’s name, along with some of Reddish’s other illegitimate children.

The Bondi Vet star enjoyed expressing himself through art, despite being born to a vet father and pediatric therapeutic mother, who guided and supported him in the medical field.

Chris said, “There’s a kind of internal battle going on between art and science. They duel it in me every day to see who comes out on top.’

When he looked back in his family history on Who Do You Think You Are?, he found the answer to his questions.

Upon discovering this new branch of his family and their circumstances, Chris said: 'This is a desperate situation'

Upon discovering this new branch of his family and their circumstances, Chris said: ‘This is a desperate situation’

He learned that Roberts was a photographer, which is a reflection of Chris’ own passion for taking pictures.

“Maybe that’s where it comes from,” he commented.

Going further back in his family tree, he found another ancestor who was a renowned painter.

“I think being part of this experience really shows you that family is everything,” Chris told TV Week.

“They are what grounds you and gives you perspective… and let’s be real, the ones that frustrate you every now and then!

“But it was an emotional ride to see the joy and intrigue that family brought to these relatives of mine.”

Chris will be featured in the new season of Who do you think you are? which airs Tuesdays at 7.30pm on SBS

Chris appeared on the show after his mix of creative and scientific passions made him a black sheep of his family - but he soon discovered he had ancestors with a similar interest in art

Chris appeared on the show after his mix of creative and scientific passions made him a black sheep of his family – but he soon discovered he had ancestors with a similar interest in art

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