Mixed race UK population double official figure, says new report
6 October 2011 Last updated at 18:54 BST
Apart from being people at the top of their game, what else do Kelly Holmes, Lewis Hamilton and Myleene Klass have in common? Answer - they are all mixed-race Britons.
New figures seen by the BBC suggest our mixed race population may be twice the size of official figures - up to two million people.
Mark Easton reports on the changing face of Britain.