WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Find your family’s star stories

It’s exciting watching the stars of Who Do You Think You Are? as they delve into their family history. But it’s not just celebrities who have incredible stories in their past. Discover the TV-worthy tales in your own family tree with our expert advice.

Series eight - bigger and better...

Who Do You Think You Are? came back with a bang! Series eight of the UK version of the popular show followed nine celebrities as they delved into their family history, making it the biggest since the first series way back in 2004. With discoveries ranging from bigamy to royalty, and journeys crossing from Africa to Australia, the shows were perfect examples of how you never know where your research may take you.

Here, we give you the full lowdown on the celebrities' stories, and the records they used to uncover their roots. You’ll find a recap of each episode, with tips about how you can uncover similar stories in your own family using our collections.

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UK TV Series 2010 Celebrity Stories

Bruce Forsyth:
Follow the Strictly Come Dancing host as he travels to America in search of hard evidence about his bigamist great-grandfather.
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Rupert Everett:
Discover the shocking truth about the film star's paternal grandfather, and a relative he never knew existed.
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Dervla Kirwan:
Examine the Ballykissangel actress’ connections to an Irish revolutionary icon who died for his cause.
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Monty Don:
Discover whether the celebrity gardener can unearth a lost fortune in his roots.
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Rupert Penry-Jones:
Delve into the TV heart-throb’s Indian roots, as he traces his family through the time of the Raj.
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Alexander Armstrong:
Enjoy a right royal treat as the funnyman strides through a past full of castles and titles.
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Jason Donovan:
Follow the soap star's mission to learn about a mother he hardly knew.
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Hugh Quarshie
Trace the Holby City actor’s journey across Europe and Africa - uncovering a royal connection along the way.
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