What is DNA Journey?
DNA Journey is ITV’s new 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 will pair up two celebrities, and they’ll 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.
When is DNA Journey on TV?
Episodes 1 to 3 of DNA Journey are available now on ITV Hub.
Who appears on DNA Journey?
Each episode of DNA Journey sees a pair of celebrity mates providing friendly rivalry and humour as well as a shoulder to cry on as they trace their family history together using DNA testing. The first episode will follow cricketer Freddie Flintoff and footballer Jamie Redknapp. Proud Lancastrian Freddie is surprised when his family history includes Yorkshire miners, while Jamie Redknapp discovers a link to London‘s East End and an unsolved murder.
The other episodes feature TV personalities Alan Carr and Amanda Holden (both of whom have also appeared on Who Do You Think You Are?), and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet and EastEnders fame with his DJ son Roman.
Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine