ITV's 'This Morning' has had quite a few unique guests over its course, but few will compare to one of the morning show's more recent ones — 30-year-old German model Martina Big and her 31-year-old husband Michael Eurwen.
According to the Daily Mail, Big and Eurwen, who were of fair complexion previously, got tanning injections using the synthetic hormone Melanotan to turn their skin darker and claimed to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that their doctors told them their future babies would be black as well.
After giving viewers a brief background on Big, Holly asked her if her transformation into a black woman was sparked by her being uncomfortable with her previous appearance. Big responded and compared her change to that of getting a car, suggesting her continuous transformation was a "work in progress" very much like how men kept modding their vehicles to make them better. "I can clearly feel that I am black – but its hard to find the right words to describe it," she said.
But when the 30-year-old claimed her baby will be black, Holly seemed genuinely puzzled. "Doctors have told you that you your baby will be black?" she asked.
Big responded in the affirmative, saying, "Yep, they said they will be black. We have also discussed breastfeeding and if it is safe for me to have a baby."
Not satisfied, Holly ventured, "If that baby is not black, because I'm trying to understand how genetically this would be possible, will you still be close to them if you give birth to a white baby?" The 30-year-old doubled-down on her previous claim, saying, "Of course — it will be a mix of me and Michael, but I'm pretty sure it will be black, but if it is milk chocolate or a little bit lighter it doesn't matter."
The segment was met with derision from social media users, who did not hide their feelings about Big's claims. "Martina Big looks like the female Gremlin. Black is more than just skin color. She needs to go to a Caribbean Island cos I can guarantee she won’t be accepted. And as for black babies please someone get this woman help!!!!" one wrote.
Another sarcastically posted, "My boyfriend on Martina Big: 'since when are people allowed to just identify as whatever the hell they like, Danni I now identify as a penguin so don’t call me boyfriend that’s offensive I am pengfriend'."
Big had made headlines in the past for going under the knife to increase her breast size to a 32S — which she confirmed on the Swedish television show 'Outsiders' to be the largest breasts in Europe by undergoing a water displacement test.
Afterwards, she began her controversial transformation into a black woman, getting her first medical treatment for the same in 2017. Then, in February 2018, she traveled to Kenya, where a local clergyman baptized her to be a "true African woman".
She was given the baptismal name of Malaika Kubwa, which translates in Swahili to 'Big Angel'. Taking to Facebook at the time, she wrote, "One of my Kenyan friends told her pastor about my transformation to a black woman and told him how much I wanted to become a true African woman. In his sermon, the pastor said: 'You have to be born again and now you are a new creature.' I'm so happy and proud to be a real African woman :)"
Watch the 'This Morning' segment with Martina Big and her husband here: