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A gene-ius factual series returns

A gene-ius factual series returns

Find out which stars are delving into their past in Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC One

A famous wizard, rock ’n’ roll royalty and an Oscar-winning English rose are among those uncovering their incredible family histories

Who Do You Think You Are?, Monday 22 July, 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

We already knew Who Do You Think You Are? was unmissable telly, but when it was revealed that Danny Dyer was related to King Edward III in 2016 the show entered the public consciousness in a whole new way. It also created enough memes to fill the Queen Vic twice over…


Back for a sixteenth series, the BAFTA-winning show’s return is brimming with even more big names hoping to shine fresh light on their family history. From ancestors being burned at the stake, to diamond trading, wartime tragedy and the Spanish Inquisition (you know, all the cheery stuff), the new series is packed with the kind of fascinating, globetrotting stories that have made the show such a smash hit for the past 15 years.


Below you can find out which celebrities are taking part in the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? – and click/hover on the stars to discover the historical figures we think they could be related to…

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Image credits: Who Do You Think You Are © Wall To Wall Media Ltd – Photographer: Stephen Perry