Actors Sir Ian McKellan, Danny Dyer and Ricky Tomlinson are among the celebrities who have signed up for the 13th series of hit BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?
The series covers almost a thousand years of history, from the invention of the weekend to the arrival of the first pineapples in Britain.
From Danny Dyer’s royal connection to singer Cheryl’s First World War hero, the show promises to discover some surprising stories in the family trees of the celebrities.
Executive Producer for production company Wall to Wall, Colette Flight, said: “Who Do You Think You Are? is back with another brilliant line-up of much-loved stars, uncovering hidden history by bringing their ancestors to life. As we follow our celebrities on their personal journey into their family trees, an extraordinary range of incredible stories are revealed, sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, but always compelling.”
Previous participants on the show have included Harry Potter author JK Rowling, politician Boris Johnson and presenter Gary Lineker.
Find out who is taking part in the latest series, which starts later this year:
Danny Dyer - Actor
Amanda Holden – Britain’s Got Talent judge
Sir Ian McKellen - Actor
Cheryl - Singer
Sophie Raworth – Journalist
Ricky Tomlinson - Actor
Warwick Davis – Actor and presenter
Liz Bonnin - Science and Wildlife Presenter