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Danny Dyer

From a one time inmate of the workhouse to one of the most controversial figures in Tudor England... Read full article...

Amanda Holden

The investigation into her ancestors brings to light an extraordinary Anglo-French love affair at a time just after the Napoleonic-era and closer to date, her grandfather's horrific experience in WWII. Read full article...

Liz Bonnin

Television presenter Liz Bonnin, best known in Britain for presenting Bang Goes the Theory and Countrywise knows that she has a mixture of blood in her veins as a result of her parents' various lineages on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Martinique. Read full article...

Cheryl

Born as Cheryl Ann Tweedy she was her mother's fourth child out of five - though she is the eldest of the two children that Joan Callaghan had with Garry Tweedy. Read full article...

Ricky Tomlinson

Before he became an actor Ricky had once been a union organiser and so he has a deep interest in the working conditions that his ancestors would have had to endure. Ricky was curious to find out what the research could tell him about his ancestor's daily work conditions. Read full article...

Sir Ian McKellen

Famous British actor Sir Ian Murray McKellen was born in Burnley, Lancashire on the 25 May, 1939. He has a mixture of Northern Irish and Scottish forbears on his father's side while his mother, Margery, is of English ancestry. Read full article...

Greg Davies

Greg is able to establish that there's a mystery surrounding the identity of his paternal grandmother Edith's father. Research discovers that her father was not the man that Edith's mother, Elizabeth, had actually married... Read full article...

Warwick Davis

Frederick Durban, his maternal great great grandfather, worked for the General Post Office in Kent and a search of census records and marriage certificates reveals some curious entries that raise various questions for trying to draw up Warwick's family tree. Read full article...

Sunetra Sarker

Sunetra is now keen to research further into the Indian heritage that she had overlooked until recently. Her mother, Bisakha, had often told Sunetra anecdotes about one of their relatives, the respected lawyer and novelist, Dr Naresh Sengupta – or, as he was known to Sunetra's family: Dadu. Read full article...

Sophie Raworth

Green fingers run in the family for the presenter of the Chelsea Flower Show Read full article...

Every year the popular BBC series Who 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.

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