DNA Journey returns to ITV1 and ITVX this year for a fourth series, as once again, we follow four new celebrity duos who 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.
Produced by Voltage TV and Mitre Studios the eight incredible stories will take us from South Africa to Norwich and Ireland to St Helens. Delving into their families’ histories this series are Hugh Bonneville and John Bishop, Adrian Dunbar and Neil Morrisey, Alex Brooker and Johnny Vegas plus Oti and Motsi Mabuse.
Uncovering amazing stories from their family histories, the 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, Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace, Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, Kate Garraway and Alison Hammond and Amanda Holden and Alan Carr to name a few.
Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV said: “DNA Journey delves deep into the celebrity’s family history and has unearthed some astonishing revelations over the last few years. It’s great to see these famous faces sharing their journey with each other and we’ve got another great line up with some more fascinating surprises.”
Kathleen Larkin, Executive Producer at Voltage TV says: “This emotional series has some jaw dropping revelations showing that some of our celebrity pairings are more connected to each other than they ever dreamed of.”
Jim Allen, Mitre Studios Creative Consultant said: “We’re delighted at the continued success of DNA Journey, each series offers a unique insight into some of the nation’s favourite celebrities and their very personal stories and this series contains some truly memorable moments and magical reveals.”
DNA Journey returns later this year on ITV1. Previous episodes are available to stream on ITVX.