05 May 2023
Expected to premiere on our screens in June 2023, family history fans can look forward to a stellar line-up in the latest season of TV series Who Do You Think You Are?
Who are the stars of season 20?
The line-up is features many in the entertainment industry for 2023 and we look forward to being entertained! Season 20 features: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Claire Foy, Bear Grylls, Kevin Clifton, Chris and Xand van Tulleken, Emily Atack, Dev Griffin, Chris Ramsey, and Lesley Manville.
The 10 celebrities will be covered across nine episodes, with identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken discovering their story together.
What are the topics covered in season 20?
A sensational murder trial, the unearthing of aristocratic ancestry, and a World War 2 top secret mission are just some of the exciting elements traced in the course of season 20 of Who Do You Think You Are? Orphans in Canada, adventurous seafarers and entertainers at Butlins holiday camps also feature in the ancestral discoveries of the stars, as do supporters of the Irish War of Independence, connections to Jamaica, a First World War prisoner of war, an 18th century mother giving birth in a lying-in hospital, adultery, and the tale of an ancestor sentenced to transportation.
Colette Flight, Executive Producer for Wall to Wall, the production company of Who Do You Think You Are? says: “The series will see them uncover incredible, moving and dramatic stories as their individual family trees reflect and shine a light on all of our shared history.”
Keep up with the latest discoveries
We'll be sharing useful links, leads and record collections to help you trace ancestors whose lives may reflect the themes of the celebrities' ancestors featured in season 20. To keep up with these latest discoveries and dig deeper into your own family tree, simply sign up to the free Family Tree enewsletter
(PS If you sign up to the free Family Tree enewsletter in the next few days you'll receive a free downloadable family tree chart - Coronation keepsake style. Enjoy)