DNA Journey returns to ITV1 and ITVX on Tuesday 7th March for a fourth series. The programme follows four different 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 place from South Africa to Norwich and Ireland to St Helens. Delving into their families’ histories, the series will feature the likes of Hugh Bonneville and John Bishop, Adrian Dunbar and Neil Morrisey, Alex Brooker and Johnny Vegas plus Oti and Motsi Mabuse.

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.

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV

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.

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.

Jim Allen, Mitre Studios Creative Consultant

DNA Journey Episode 1 airs March 7th 2023 – teaser!

“Acclaimed actor and Downtown Abbey star, Hugh Bonneville and one of the UK’s successful comedians, John Bishop, make for an unlikely friendship. However, a chance meeting in a Covid vaccine centre has made them new bezzie mates. Now, they’re about to cement that friendship on a road trip to discover their family history… but what they both don’t know is that they have a deeper connection to each other through their ancestors.”

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