Who Do You Think You Are? – which celebrities will be in the 2013 UK series?


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The internet is full of the great news and excitement that the US version of Who Do You Think You Are? has been picked up again by network TLC.

This has got me wondering who will be featuring in the forthcoming 2013 series of the UK edition of Who Do You Think You Are?, so I thought that I would employ my research skills to see if I could find out (naturally, I checked Twitter for those on-set spoiler tweets).

Sarah Millican (Comedian)

Comedian and writer Sarah Millican couldn’t be lured into giving any revelations about what is lurking in her ancestry – even after I offered my own prediction:

Gary Lineker (former Footballer, Sports TV Presenter, crisp advertiser)

Gary’s involvement was confirmed earlier in the year, after he tweeted about it, joking ‘..I’m a descendant of The Elephant Man. Would explain a couple of things.’

One helpful follower pointed out a possible ancestral trait (his ears) that might originate from the African plains!

Prediction: The Lineker ancestors will turn out to have invented the potato, which they originally used to kick around, as they didn’t realise it could be eaten.

Nigel Havers (Actor)

A number of reports back in April suggested that Nigel Havers was filming his episode in Colchester, Essex.

Brian Cox (no, the Actor one)

Having already mentioned the series in passing in an article in the Scottish Catholic Observer in September 2012, actor Brian Cox also seems to have filmed an episode in this cafe in Glasgow:

Minnie Driver (Actress, Singer)

Hollywood A-lister, Minnie Driver, turned heads at Stockton Library when filming her episode back in February this year. The article quotes her as researching her father’s family.

In a short series of tweets, she added this (amusing?) snippet of information:

Have you spotted any more hints of who’s starring?

Who would you like to see go under the WDYTYA spotlight?

The BBC and Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine are yet to announce the official line-up of celebrities, and the date of broadcast.

In the meantime, while we wait for the new series, turn your speakers on, press play on the video below and close your eyes…. and imagine your very own episode..

Keep researching!
Andrew

About Andrew Martin

+Andrew Martin is owner and lead writer for History Repeating and Family Tree UK. Genealogist, historian, writer, photographer and would-be archaeologist. He'd love a time machine, but worries that it might take all the fun out of it.
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5 Responses to Who Do You Think You Are? – which celebrities will be in the 2013 UK series?

  1. Maria Birchwood says:

    Hello Andrew,

    David Cameron is descended from King William IV and he is the grandson of a Baronet why don’t you feature the Prime Minister ? The British people go ga-ga over the Royal Family and this could prove a very popular show.

    Maria Birchwood Celtic Research Heir Hunter’s show

    • Hello Maria, thanks for the comment – have to agree, i’m sure that a lot of people would be very intrigued as to just what’s lurking in the Prime Minister’s background…

      best wishes
      Andrew

  2. Snowcat says:

    Well thats no surprise is it? William IV was a bit of a twit, must run in the family

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