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ITV confirms the line up for the brand new series of DNA Journey

ITV confirms the line up for the brand new series of DNA Journey

Eight celebrities prepare to embark on a life changing journey to explore their family history in a brand-new series of DNA Journey.

A Voltage TV and Mitre Television co-production, viewers will see comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, sporting legends Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, TV personalities Amanda Holden and Alan Carr and father, son duo Martin and Roman Kemp delve into their past and present using their individual DNA as they set off on the ultimate road trip alongside their best mate.  

Following their maternal and paternal bloodlines, the pairings will unlock hidden secrets from the past whilst also discovering living relatives they never knew existed.  

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

Whose family emigrated to Canada after just missing out on a place on the doomed Titanic?   Which famous face discovered that their ancestor was involved in the biggest robbery of 1840?  Whose ancestor received a prestigious award from a King and who is related to a former British Strong Man?  

They are guided along the way by expert genealogists and historians who, using cutting edge DNA technology and hidden genealogy, unlock the mysteries of their family history, helping them discover the shocking secrets that will change their lives forever.

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Commissioning for ITV said: “This promises to be a fascinating series as viewers will get to follow their favourite stars who find themselves on one of the most emotional, thrilling and insightful road trips of their lives.”  

Ant & Dec, Directors of Mitre Television said: “DNA Journey was such an incredible experience for us. It’s such an emotional rollercoaster of a show and this new series doesn’t disappoint”.

Kathleen Larkin, Executive Producer at Voltage TV said:  "This series brings joy, warmth and a bit of escapism to the screen. You'll laugh, cry and be gobsmacked at the spooky coincidences that run through our favourite celebs' family DNA".

Our DNA Journey is a Voltage TV and Mitre Television co-production for ITV.  It was commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV and Lily Wilson, Commissioning Editor Entertainment, ITV.  The Executive Producers are Kathleen Larkin and Sanjay Singhal and the Director is Iain Thompson, Voltage TV.