Comics to delve into their DNA past

Joel Dommett, Tom Allen, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan in ITV show

Joel Dommett, Tom Allen, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan are to delve into their family history for a new series of ITV’s  DNA Journey.

The genealogy series pairs celebrities up to look into their family trees, with Dommett and Allen together, and frequent collaborators Beckett and Ranganathan also reuniting.

Other stars taking part in the new series, airing this autumn, are are Gavin & Stacey actors Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, plus Good Morning Britain presenters Alison Hammond and Kate Garraway.

ITV says: ‘Delving into their families 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 knew existed.’

• Henry Lewis from The Play That Goes Wrong is becoming a quiz-show host. The actor will set the mind-bending riddles at the heart of the new ITV programme, Riddiculous, which will be fronted by Good Morning Britain’s  Ranvir Singh.

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Published: 3 Aug 2022

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