Tracing his family Mackground | Lee Mack takes part in Who Do You Think You Are?

Tracing his family Mackground

Lee Mack takes part in Who Do You Think You Are?

Lee Mack is to trace his family roots in the next series of Who Do You Think You Are?

The Not Going Out star already knows a little of his background, as his great-grandfather was a variety hall comedian called Billy Mack. 

In a 2009 interview, the comic said: ‘I never met him but I've got a great postcard of a poster for his show, which says something like, "Coming here, Billy Mack. Hear his amusing songs about cabbages, beans and carrots." 

‘And I've got a photo of him dressed as a woman - I assume he was the Steve Coogan of his day.’

Billy also performed on the front line during the First World War, the show’s genealogists revealed.

Also taking part in the 15th series of the BBC One show are Olivia Colman, Boy George, Shirley Ballas, Marvin Humes, Robert ‘Judge’ Rinder,  Michelle Keegan and Jonnie Peacock.

Colette Flight,  the executive producer for programme-makers Wall to Wall, said the stories the celebrities unearth ‘are revelatory, often unexpectedly humorous but always affecting.’

Who Do You Think You Are? will return this summer.

Published: 11 May 2018

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