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Banham Zoo zookeeper Andy Hallsworth reunited with mother on ITV's Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace



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A Norfolk zookeeper has appeared in an episode of ITV's Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace.

Andy Hallsworth, who works at Banham Zoo, a popular destination for Suffolk residents, appeared in the first episode of the show where he was reunited with his mother.

Andy was left on church steps over 50 years ago and knew nothing about the circumstances of his birth other than the fact that he was born 'on or about' August 31, 1965.

Davina McCall with Andy Hallsworth. Picture: ITV
Davina McCall with Andy Hallsworth. Picture: ITV

During the show, Andy said "I haven’t got anything of my origins. I don’t even know if the 31st August is my birthday, who found me, nothing."

He was later shown his original birth certificate for the first time and discovered had spent the first few weeks of life with his birth mother.

Andy said tracing his birth mother would give him 'a lot of peace' and hoped it would do the same for her.

The mother and son reunited off-camera in Ireland and Andy discovered she was married to his father at the time of his birth.

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace follows people abandoned as babies whose family remain a mystery and aims to reunite them with their parents.