When is DNA Journey on TV?

Popular ITV series DNA Journey, in which pairs of celebrities take turns tracing their family history, will return on 5 April

Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace in the new series of DNA Journey

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 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. This was followed by a three-episode series in 2021.

When is DNA Journey on TV?

Series 2 of DNA Journey will be broadcast in two parts. The first episode of part one will be broadcast at 9pm on Tuesday 5 April, followed by two more episodes over the next two weeks. Part two will go out in the autumn. The first series of DNA Journey is available to watch on ITV Hub.

Who appears on DNA Journey?

The first episode of DNA Journey will follow The Chase stars Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace as they trace their family history. The next two episodes will feature ice-skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and actors Maureen Lipman and Rula Lenska. Part two will feature comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan; actors Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb; comedians Joel Dommett and Tom Allen; and TV presenters Kate Garraway and Alison Hammond.

The first series featured cricketer Freddie Flintoff and footballer Jamie Redknapp; TV personalities Alan Carr and Amanda Holden; and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet with his DJ son Roman.


Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine