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:
@familytreeuk haha. Not telling x
— Sarah Millican (@SarahMillican75) May 28, 2013
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.’
Filming Who do you think you are. They won’t tell me anything about what we’re doing over next fortnight
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 15, 2013
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.
Just seen Nigel Havers filming in Colchester for an upcoming episode of Who do you think you are? twitter.com/GlassOfBubbly/…
— Glass of Bubbly (@GlassOfBubbly) April 24, 2013
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:
We’re going to be on telly! Who Do You Think You Are? were filming here today. Here are Carolyn &Clare with Brian Cox! twitter.com/CafeWander/sta…
— Cafe Wander (@CafeWander) November 14, 2012
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:
staying at Crathorne Hall in Yorkshire, visiting my Dad’s past. Its basically Downton. Rather sad the dresscode is so informal
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) February 20, 2013
Have you spotted any more hints of who’s starring?
Who would you like to see go under the WDYTYA spotlight?
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..