Long-distance running legend Mo Farah tells the BBC he was illegally trafficked to the UK as a child

Mo Farah in the Men's 10000m final during day one of the Muller British Athletics Championships at Manchester Regional Arena. June 25, 2021.

Legendary distance runner Mo Farah revealed to the BBC that he was brought into the UK as a child by human traffickers and was made to work as a domestic servant.

The information is presented in a brand-new programme from the British network that will premiere on Wednesday

Farah also claims that Hussein Abdi Kahin is his real name and that he was born in Somaliland in it.

The war-torn nation of Somaliland declared its independence in 1991, but it has never been acknowledged as a sovereign state

"Despite what I said in the past, my parents never lived in the UK," Farah told the BBC.

UK illegally under the name of another boy called Mohamed Farah," he added in an excerpt from the conversation.

"I still missed my real family, but from that moment everything got better," he tells the BBC.