Every year the popular BBC seriesWho Do You Think You Are?brings us a host of new and exciting stories. We have taken a look at each celebrity as they journey into their family history, and you can read about their discoveries in our articles.
Returning to our television screens, the series will have shocking revelations, laughter, tears and emotions like never before as the celebrities explore their remarkable histories. The following four celebrities have been announced: Jodie Whittaker, David Walliams, Liz Carr and Ruth Jones.
Jodie Whittaker is an actor who has made her name in some of Britain's best loved dramas including playing Beth Latimer in Broadchurch. She came to prominence in her 2006 feature film debut Venus, for which she received British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations. It is for her latest role as the Doctor in BBC1's Doctor Who that she is now so well recognised.
David Walliams is an actor, comedian, talent-show judge and best-selling children's author. Many of David's children's books have family relationships as a theme, but David feels he knows very little about his own family history and so he relishes the chance to find out more with the help of the Who Do You Think You Are? programme on BBC television.
Ruth goes to see her mum who still lives in the family home in Porthcawl. Ruth is seen to reflect on her hometown’s similarities to Barry Island, the seaside resort which serves as where Nessa in Gavin & Stacey lives. She is keen to find out more about her Grandpa Lyn, her mum’s father. His name was Griffith Llewellyn Jenkin, but he was always known as Lyn, and he died at the age of 39 due to heart complications when Ruth’s mum was just two years old.
The only thing that Liz knows about her paternal side of the family is that they had come from Ireland. On her maternal line Liz knows that her mother's father died when her mum was just seven or eight. This means that she has no sense of who her grandfather was. Liz feels that she has "a bit of the wanderlust" and so she is hoping to find out if there were adventurers amongst her ancestors.
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