Who Do You Think You Are? returns to our screens tonight, with an episode dedicated to the nation’s favourite octogenarian, Bruce Forsyth.
This Brucie Bonus marks the start of a full series of UK programmes – indeed, the 2010 Who Do You Think You Are? run will be the longest for six years, as nine celebrities attempt to dig up their roots.
The other household names who will be taking the emotional path through their family histories are: film star Rupert Everett; Dervla Kerwin of Ballykissangel fame; gardener Monty Don; TV actor Rupert Penry-Jones; comedian Alexander Armstrong; Holby City’s Hugh Quarshie; Alan Cumming of GoldenEye and X-Men 2; and soap star Jason Donovan.
Bruce’s episode looks like getting Who Do You Think You Are? 2010 off with a bang, as he sets out to discover the truth about a great-grandfather he believes may have been a bigamist. His quest leads him through London, Belfast and eventually America, before eventually coming to a shocking conclusion.
This first episode starts at 9pm tonight, on BBC1.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the series right here. After each episode, we’ll have a full recap of the celebrity’s story, plus a host of top tips to help you trace similar tales in your own family history.
Check back tomorrow for our response to Bruce’s foray into a different sort of generation game. In the meantime, let us know your hopes and expectations for the upcoming programmes in the comments below.