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Thomas brothers had 'emotional' confrontation with father

by Katie Martinsen (2020-05-25)

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Adam, Ryan and Scott Thomas confronted their absent father in a new documentary that sees the brothers travel to Mumbai, India to explore their family roots.

The brothers are sons to singer Dougie James, and went to India for their new show Absolutely India: Mancs In Mumbai.

Following their parent's divorce, Adam, 31, told Star TV magazine how his father was not always around in the brothers' youth, saying the Mumbai trip became 'quite emotional' for them. 






Family: (L-R) Scott, Adam and Ryan and Thomas confronted their absent father in a new documentary that sees the brothers travel to Mumbai, India to explore their family roots 


Adam said: 'My dad left us for years when we were younger and then he came back into our lives and we never really talked about it.

'There were a lot of unanswered questions, which we touched on and I think we needed to. It got quite emotional.'






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The month-long journey saw the Thomas brothers retrace the footsteps of their grandfather Nolan, who immigrated to the UK from India in 1947.

Former Coronation Street star Ryan, 35, added: 'He always referred to his dad as his hero. And the moment it hit him was when he went to where our granddad went to school. I said, "Dad, this is the exact same playground that your dad played in when he was a child." '






Trip: The brothers are sons to singer Dougie James, and went to India for their new show Absolutely India: Mancs In Mumbai


Former Love Island star Scott, 31, who is Adam's non-identical twin, said the trip put things into perspective for the brothers and their father, adding that it has brought them closer together. 

The brothers visited the Dharavi slum which is the most ­populated place on earth with 700,000 people living in just 0.8 square miles. 

The boys' childhood was complicated by their parents' acrimonious split shortly after the twins were born, with Dougie and their mother Gail not in contact for years. 






Relationships: Adam told how his father was not always around in the brothers' youth, saying the Mumbai trip became 'quite emotional' for them







Adam said: 'My dad left us for years when we were younger and then he came back into our lives and we never really talked about it'














It comes after Adam and Scott told how Dougie disappeared from their lives for six years during their childhood. 

Speaking to Weekend magazine, Scott said: 'We didn't see him in all that time, then when Ryan turned 16 he came back into our lives.

'It was a hard time for us, which is something we had to deal with on this trip.'

Adam added: 'There were a lot of unanswered questions that we'd never talked about and du lịch hồ ba bể this trip was the right time to do it.'

Absolutely India: Mancs In Mumbai airs on Wednesday, 8pm on ITV. 






Show: Absolutely India: Mancs In Mumbai airs on Wednesday, 8pm on ITV 

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