Artur and Heitor Rocha playing outside in Goiania, Brazil in December 2013. Surgeons are preparing for major surgery to separate five-year-old conjoined twin boys. Brothers Artur and Heitor Rocha are joined at the pelvis and have three legs between them. The boys, from Bahia, Brazil, currently share intestines, a bladder, a liver and genitals, which will be divided out during the surgery. The boys will be separated at the hips and each will be left with just one leg – with the third leg being used for vital skin grafts. Artur and Heitor's story appears in Body Bizarre, which starts this Thursday, 4th September, at 9pm on TLC.
A brave man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is upside-down has defied the odds to become an inspirational speaker. Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, has badly deformed legs, almost no use of his arms and hands - and his neck is folded back on itself. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him as a newborn as they believed he had no chance of survival. But Claudio from Monte Santo, Brazil, has overcome his extreme disadvantages to graduate as an accountant and become a public speaker. Claudio's story appears in Body Bizarre, which starts from 4th September, 9pm on TLC
X-Factor judge Louis Walsh says Cheryl Cole saga is not a publicity stunt
Louis Walsh says that Simon Cowell put his neck on the block to give Cheryl Cole a chance in the US and the ongoing saga over her sacking is not a publicity stunt. Louis was speaking as he left his hotel in Glasgow for the X-Factor auditions in Scotland with new judges Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos.