The BBC have not told us a date yet for the 16th UK series, but today everyone is talking about the line up.
Most people seem to be quite excited as this year the chosen few include some really big star celebrities.
When it returns to our television screens, probably later this summer, it will be after a triumphant BAFTA win.
Wall to Wall, the makers of the show, promise that Series 16 will have shocking revelations, laughter, tears and emotions like never before as the celebrities explore their remarkable histories and their ancestral secrets begin to unfold.
The eight programmes set to air in 2019 will include the following personalities: Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe, Sharon Osbourne, Naomie Harris, Paul Merton, Mark Wright, Katherine Ryan and Jack Whitehall who will all be tracing their families’ histories and entertaining us along the way.
Want to read more about this year’s personalities? Take a look at this article courtesy of TheGenealogist:
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We have all heard the stories of the celebrities whose family history was too dull or boring to be made into an episode for the British series of Who Do You Think You Are?
Michael Parkinson, Cherie Blair, Eamonn Holmes and Stephen Mangan come to mind. But now The Sun newspaper has revealed in an exclusive that Rolling Stone’s Ronnie Wood has been left out of this year’s set of programmes for a completely different reason altogether.
The 71 year old’s family tree was richly populated with Gypsies who lived on barges and therefore was so complicated that the researchers have had to stall for more time!
The Sun says that a TV insider had told them:
“With Ronnie’s colourful relatives – who can be traced back over 300 years – there was too much to be able to work through in time for this year’s series.
“They’re still determined to see if they can bring together what they need to make a show all about the Wood clan. But if it happens it will have to be next year now.”
So the tabloid newspaper has divulged who is NOT appearing this year but then it goes on to tempt us when it tells its readers that: ‘ “Titanic actress Kate Winslet and ex-Towie star Mark Wright are confirmed for the new series this summer.’
This story doesn’t yet appear on the BBC Media Centre site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews
…and neither can I find it on the Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine website here: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com
This leaves me wondering if a Press Release will be coming out any day now from the programme makers revealing this years line up?
Keeping my eyes peeled!