DNA Journey returns to ITV, as the first of seven celebrity duos set off on a quest to discover where they come from and unearth secrets from their past in a life changing and emotional voyage of discovery.
The new series, going out in two parts this year (Spring and Autumn 2022) is produced by Voltage TV and Mitre Studios and kicks off next month with three incredible globetrotting DNA stories from Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Maureen Lipman and Rula Lenska plus Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace whose friendship takes them on a road trip they will never forget.
In the second part of the series, going out in the Autumn, brings together more big names. Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, Joel Dommett and Tom Allen, plus Alison Hammond and Kate Garraway.
Delving into their family histories, the celebrated TV duos will be using cutting edge DNA technology and genealogy to uncover the truth behind their bloodlines, as well as coming face to face with living relatives they never before knew existed.
In the ultimate TV road trip, this year’s celebrities follow in the footsteps of Ant & Dec, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, Amanda Holden and Alan Carr and Martin and Roman Kemp.
ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning Katie Rawcliffe said: “DNA Journey is an enthralling combination of heart-warming, emotional and high octane all at the same time, and it’s great to welcome some of TV’s favourite faces onto the show to delve deeper into their family histories and secrets.”
Kathleen Larkin, Executive Producer at Voltage TV, says: "It’s always a treat to see our celebrity pairings as you’ve never seen them before. In this series, they face particularly emotional revelations…which always end with an uplifting resolution that warms the heart."
DNA Journey returns Tuesday 5th April at 9pm on ITV.