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Michelle Keegan

Our Girl star and Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan uncovers some exceptional women on her family tree in this episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Read full article...

Olivia Colman

The award-winning actor Olivia Colman grew up in Norfolk. Her paternal line, she already knows goes back several generations in the East Anglian county. What she doesn't know so much about is her mother's side of the family. Olivia's mum had once said that she believed that there was a French woman among their ancestors, but that she knew little more about her. Read full article...

Lee Mack

At the start of this investigation Lee doesn't know very much at all about his great-grandad Billy Mac and he wants to find out much more about this comedian in the family. Lee has some autographed photos and mementos in his possession and in his episode of the genealogy programme he discusses what he has with his wife Tara. Read full article...

Boy George

Boy George is well known as a pop star, DJ and fashion designer who is remembered for his Eighties band Culture Club. "I would describe myself as the kind of pink sheep of the family. I definitely growing up had a real sense of being different, of not really having a place not only within my family but just in the world" Read full article...

Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas is a Ballroom dance champion and now the head judge of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. In her paternal line there is an intriguing rumour that there is some black ancestry. And on her mum’s side she’s heard a family story that her great grandmother, Clara Sutton neé Eccles, had deserted her family in England in order to go and live in America. Read full article...

Marvin Humes

Marvin Humes is a TV and radio presenter who rose to fame 10 years ago when appearing on The X Factor in the boy band JLS. Today he lives in Essex with his wife, the TV presenter Rochelle, and their two children. "Family's everything to me. I'd like to think I've had a very lucky upbringing..." Read full article...

Robert Rinder

Robert Rinder who was born on the 31st May 1978 in London is a British lawyer who made his name as television's 'Judge Rinder' and, in 2015 was one of the stars appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. Robert is from a large Jewish family and is very close to his 94 year old maternal grandmother Lottie: "She...is still very much at the quiet centre of our family." Read full article...

Jonnie Peacock

Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock shot to fame when he won the 100m in 2012 at the age of just 19. Because his parents separated when he was young, Jonnie's knowledge is greater about his mother's side of the family than about his father's. Jonnie has always been fascinated by his maternal grandfather, Johnnie Roberts, a keen footballer who died in 1992 just before Jonnie was born. On his paternal line he knows very little other than that they were from Cambridgeshire. 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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