Imagine a Nigerian lady, Catherine Howarth who is of Nigerian heritage and her white hubby giving  birth to a million-to-one, white, blue-eyed baby boy that has stunned doctors by having a second white child. This is rare and the woman believes she is the only black mother in the world to have given birth to two white, blue-eyed children.

She said ‘He calculated the possibility of it happening again was less than one in a million. So when Sophia was born with white skin and blue eyes I was more than taken back with shock. It seems the odds of it happening twice are millions-to-one. No-one has heard of a black mum having two white babies one after the other.’

Her husband Richard, who is an engineer, is completely white, the couple from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire thought their second child would be much darker than their first.

Catherine said: ‘When I had Jonah he was so white both Richard and I thought the midwife had given us the wrong child. But if anything, having Sophia has been even more of a shock because we were sure it couldn’t happen twice.’I was stunned when I saw her blue eyes and light skin.’