The line-up for this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? has finally been announced and we couldn’t be more excited. With some big names included in this year’s list of celebs, season 13 is shaping up to be one of the best yet.
Executive producer Colette Flight has commented that an “extraordinary range of incredible stories” will be told, “sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, but always compelling.”
The autumn series will include EastEnders’ star Danny Dyer, who will explore his shock connection to royalty. Dyer admitted to having signed up to the show to ‘freak a few people out’ but couldn’t believe it himself when he discovered which royal he was connected to.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will also be investigating her past, particularly her “long forgotten great grandfather, a quintessential Tommy in the First World War.” It’s also been revealed that Cheryl had her DNA tested as a part of her family research for the show.
Amanda Holden, judge on Britain’s Got Talent, will be exploring a “Napoleonic-era cross-channel romance and the forgotten tragedy of Britain’s worst ever maritime disaster.”
Other celebrities will include thespian and The Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen, newsreader Sophie Raworth, The Royle Family actor Ricky Tomlinson, actor and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Sunetra Sarker, film actor Warwick Davis, comedian Greg Davies and Irish television presenter Liz Bonnin.
While the premiere date of Season 13 of Who Do You Think You Are? still remains the BBC’s best kept secret, we think we’re guaranteed an incredible 10 weeks of television.
Will you be tuning in?