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Dr. Phil says he was always aware of his Irish ancestry, but it wasn’t until he submitted a simple cheek swab to MyHeritage DNA that he realized there was more to his lineage.

“Dr. Phil, we found that you have three distinct ethnicities in six distinct countries,” says MyHeritage consultant Yvette Corporon.

Watch the video above to learn Dr. Phil’s response to discovering more about his family history and ethnic roots. Among other ancestors, he hears for the first time about Pascal Rice, a great-great-grandfather born in 1826, who served as a private in the Mexican war.

“Well what do you think of me now?” jokes Dr. Phil on learning of another surprise connection from the family tree.

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