23 June 2017
The BAFTA-award winning TV series Who Do You Think You Are? in which celebrities discover their family history and stories from their ancestry, is returning to BBC1 on 6 July 2017.
The BAFTA-award winning TV series Who Do You Think You Are? in which celebrities discover their family history and stories from their ancestry, is returning to BBC1 on 6 July 2017. Start your family tree today with our expert guides and tips for beginners.
Once again, stars from the worlds of showbiz, music, TV and sport will take part in the show, which will air in two five-episode runs. Actor Charles Dance will be the first celebrity to appear, crossing the globe in his quest to find out more about his origins, in particular his father, who died when Charles was four.
Colette Flight, Executive Producer at Wall to Wall, said: “Who Do You Think You Are? returns with another fantastic line-up.
"Our ten celebrities set off on the trail of their ancestors, their journeys taking them to all corners of the globe and places the series has never been before, from a remote Caribbean island to a kingdom in Uganda.”
The 2017 Who Do You Think You Are? line up revealed...
Charles Dance, 6 July 9pm
Actor Charles Dance discovers more about his mother's life as an under-house maid, and his father's origins.
Craig Revel Horwood, 13 July, 9pm
Dancer and choreographer Craig Revel Horwood, a judge on Strictly Come Dancing explores his Australian roots and discovers another dancer in his family tree.
Clare Balding, 12 July 9pm
Sports broadcaster Clare Balding travels to the USA to uncover the story of the wealthy family her grandfather Gerald Balding married into.
Adil Ray, 27 July, 9pm
Citizen Khan sitcom star Adil Ray crosses the globe to Uganda and Kenya to discover more about his emigrant ancestors, and to explore rumours of a Ugandan king in the family.
Emma Willis, 3 August, 9pm
TV presenter Emma Willis explores her Birmingham roots and uncovers 'violent and disturbing' tales of an ancestor in Ireland.
Lisa Hammond, tba
Actress Lisa Hammond, who stars in Eastenders, is surprised to find her urban roots are not as deep as she believed, as she discovers stories of rural Welsh ancestors.
Noel Clarke, tba
Continuing the acting theme, Doctor Who's Noel Clarke goes back to a tiny island in the Caribbean to find out more about his family roots.
Pop star Lulu was born in Scotland in 1948 as Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie. Will she uncover generations of Scots in her quest to trace her ancestry?
Fearne Cotton, tba
TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton, who has covered Comic Relief and the Eurovision song contest, is the ninth celebrity in the series.
Ruby Wax, tba
TV personality and comedian Ruby Wax was born in Illinois to Austrian Jewish parents. What will she discover about her family, who fled to the USA to escape the Nazis?
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