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DNA Journey

  • Episode:

    1 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Wed 10 Mar 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.15pm

  • Week:

    Week 10 2021 : Sat 06 Mar - Fri 12 Mar

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Thu 25 Feb 2021

DNA Journey

Series overview

Six new celebrities embark on an adventurous and life changing road trip to discover their family history.

Facing a different kind of challenge than they’re used to are sporting legends Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, TV personalities Amanda Holden and Alan Carr, and father, son duo, Martin and Roman Kemp. This is the ultimate road trip with their best mate at their side.

Following their maternal and paternal bloodlines, the pairings will be delving into their family history using cutting edge DNA technology and genealogy to uncover the secrets of their past…as well as meeting living relatives they never knew existed.

As Ant and Dec before them, the celebrities will bring with them friendly rivalry and humour as well as the proverbial shoulder to cry on for emotionally charged revelations and dramatic twists, in what promises to be an experience they’ll never forget.

Which ancestor pulled off the biggest robbery of its time in 1840? Whose family rubbed shoulders with Egyptian royalty? What famous face finds their own history uniquely entwined with a relative that lived 100 years before them?

By embracing both past and present family, our duos have the unique experience of understanding what’s in their own DNA, what makes them tick….and that knowledge has the potential to change their lives forever.

Episode 1

In episode 1, sporting legends Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp face a different kind of challenge than they're used to - embarking on a road trip that takes them North and South to discover each other's family histories using DNA and genealogy....meeting family they never knew existed.

Fearless on the cricket field, proud Lancastrian Freddie Flintoff is literally quaking in his boots that his DNA may take him to Yorkshire. A surprise - and a royal connection - is in store for one of them as they arrive at the Wakefield Mining Museum.

Jamie's family journey takes him to the East End and a real bombshell - a notorious mystery that has remained unsolved for generations...until now.

There's another revelation in store as the lads visit Tottenham Hotspur to find a family link...here's a clue...it's not ex-football manager, Harry Redknapp.