The television program 100% English challenged eight participants to undergo DNA testing, while challenging their preconceived notions of what it means to be English. Not everyone was up to the challenge.
Some participants looked as if someone had just broken wind when they learnt their results. One woman, who has set up a registered charity to represent the English as an ethnic community, seemed disbelieving when her results suggested that she was possibly descended from Romany Gypsies. She has since threatened legal action against the programme, claiming the results were inaccurate and the tests unreliable. [Link]