The BBC Version of the Who Do You Think You Are? Television Programme Reveals Celebrities for the Upcoming Season

Returning for a 14th series, the producers of the U.K. version of the Who Do You Think You Are? Television Programme have reveal;ed the following celebrities will be featured in this year’s version:

  • Games of Thrones’ Charles Dance, OBE – AKA Tywin Lannister
  • Clare Balding, OBE is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author.
  • Big Brother’s Emma Willis
  • Director, Choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood

  • Fearne Cotton, an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
  • Actor, director and producer Noel Clarke
  • Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE, better known by her stage name Lulu, a Scottish singer, songwriter, actress, television personality and businesswoman
  • EastEnders star Lisa Hammond
  • Comedian Ruby Wax
  • Adil Ray, star of the BBC One comedy Citizen Khan, which he created and co-writes



I really wish that BBC America would choose to rebroadcast all of these episodes here in the States. There have been a number of them (e.g., Billy Connolly) that I would love to watch, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.


Who cares? Celebrities can pay their way but somehow pandering to them is now chic. I don’t get it.


    Who would want to watch a programme featuring you or me researching our family history without some other big hook to draw the viewers in?
    Yes, celebrities can pay their own way – but they do have the benefit to the production company of being able to increase viewer numbers, and at the end of the day they need to sell the programme to the TV company.


Maureen Rutherford August 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Interesting that this evenings episode did not mention that the ship, The Royal Charter, that Fearne Cottons relative resigned from in April 1859 was destroyed in a fierce storm off the coast of Anglesey on its return journey from Australia in October 1859 with the loss of many lives. During a previous episode of the BBC TV Show Who Do You Think You Are?, gardener Monty Don discovered his great-great-grandfather, Reverend Charles Vere Hodge, died on board Royal Charter


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