DNA Journey is returning to ITV with a star-studded new line-up – from Strictly pros to Line of Duty stars.
The show returns to ITV1 and ITVX this year for a fourth series, as once again, viewers follow four new celebrity duos who set off on a quest to discover where they come from and unearth secrets from their past in a life changing and emotional voyage of discovery.
The eight incredible stories will take viewers from South Africa to Norwich and Ireland to St Helens.
Delving into their families’ histories this series are Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville and comedian John Bishop, Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar and Neil Morrisey, The Last Leg's Alex Brooker and funnyman Johnny Vegas plus Strictly Come Dancing siblings Oti and Motsi Mabuse.
Uncovering amazing stories from their family histories, the duos will be using cutting edge DNA technology and genealogy to uncover the truth behind their bloodlines, as well as coming face to face with living relatives they never before knew existed.
In the ultimate TV Road trip, this year’s celebrities follow in the footsteps of Ant & Dec, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace, Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, Kate Garraway and Alison Hammond and Amanda Holden and Alan Carr to name a few.
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Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV said: “DNA Journey delves deep into the celebrity’s family history and has unearthed some astonishing revelations over the last few years.
"It’s great to see these famous faces sharing their journey with each other and we’ve got another great line up with some more fascinating surprises.”
Kathleen Larkin, Executive Producer at Voltage TV says: “This emotional series has some jaw dropping revelations showing that some of our celebrity pairings are more connected to each other than they ever dreamed of.”
Jim Allen, Mitre Studios Creative Consultant said: “We’re delighted at the continued success of DNA Journey, each series offers a unique insight into some of the nation’s favourite celebrities and their very personal stories and this series contains some truly memorable moments and magical reveals.”
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The series first aired in 2019 with a two-parter focusing on Ant and Dec, before being commissioned for a full series featuring other celebrity pairings.
DNA Journey will return later this year, with the current series available on ITVX.
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