What is DNA Journey?

DNA Journey is ITV’s major family history series. Similar to BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?, it follows celebrities who want to discover more about their family history, but with a couple of differences – each episode pairs up two celebrities to go on their DNA journey together, and they use DNA tests to start their journey.


DNA Journey began with a 2019 show following Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as they uncovered their family histories. It is produced by Ant and Dec’s production company Mitre Television, along with Voltage TV. Three more series of the programme, featuring other celebrity duos, have been broadcast since then.

Where can I watch DNA Journey?

All episodes of DNA Journey are available to watch on ITVX.

Who has been on DNA Journey?

The complete lineup of celebrity pairs who've previously been on DNA Journey is:

  • TV presenters Anthony 'Ant' McPartlin and Declan 'Dec' Donnelly
  • Cricketer Freddie Flintoff and footballer Jamie Redknapp
  • TV personalities Alan Carr and Amanda Holden
  • Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet and his DJ son Roman.
  • The Chase stars Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace
  • Ice-skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
  • Actors Maureen Lipman and Rula Lenska
  • Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan
  • Daytime TV queens Kate Garraway and Alison Hammond
  • Actors Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb
  • Comedians Joel Dommett and Tom Allen
  • Actors John Bishop and Hugh Bonneville
  • Actor and comedian Johnny Vegas and TV presenter and sports journalist Alex Brooker
  • Actors Adrian Dunbar and Neil Morrissey
  • Professional dancers and sisters Oti and Motsi Mabuse

Rosemary Collins is the features editor of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine