By Charley Sutton @CharlSutton

BARCROFT TV has featured some of the most incredible, inspiring and jaw-dropping stories from all over the world in 2017

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Producer: Ruby Coote
Editor: Sonia Estal

Our Born Different series celebrated those who are truly one in a million, from twin girls Abigail and Isobel Parry who have Down's syndrome, to 11-year-old Levi Krystosek, who has one of the rarest forms of dwarfism in the world.

Our new series Shake My Beauty featured the fierce women who are shaking up beauty standards with their own sass and style - including the plus-size ballerina whose dancing is ‘on-pointe,’ and Dru Presta - the 3ft 4in model proving beauty has no height restrictions.

We told the stories of courageous kids who are breaking barriers, such as 10-year-old Rebekah Bruesehoff - ‘the scary transgender person the media warned you about’ - and the four-year-old motorcyclist who is snatching trophies from competitors years older than him.

We also met some incredibly inspiring people who consistently defy the odds, such as the cross-fitter with no limbs and the children whose bones are made of ‘glass,’ Zoe Lush and Kaden Casebolt.

Our Hooked On The Look series profiled those people who consider their bodies as ongoing projects, including Martina Big, who’s illegal tanning injections have made her ‘crispy brown,’ Allegra Cole, whose saline-pumped breasts are a whopping 54 inches, and the 22-year-old man who wants his genitals removed to become a genderless alien.

Barcroft TV also encountered some incredible record breakers, including 54-year-old Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, who’s very proud of his half-metre penis, 6ft 9in Russian model Ekaterina Lisina, who has set her sights on her 52in legs being recognized as the world’s longest, and the eight-month-old baby who weighed a colossal 38lbs.

It’s been another incredible year at the home of amazing true stories - for more fascinating and inspirational stories from around the world, subscribe to Barcroft TV today.