Ant & Dec's DNA Journey
Catch up on Ant & Dec's ITV two-part special with a difference, as your beloved duo embark on an emotional journey of discovery and navigate an even tougher terrain than the Australian jungle!
Guided by expert genealogists and historians, the pair follow their maternal and paternal blood lines using their DNA to search their ancestral history.
As their travels take them to Ireland and the US, including The United Nations Headquarters, Ant & Dec will not only delve into their past but will also meet relatives they had no clue even existed, unveiling some truly shocking revelations that only their DNA could unlock.
Whose great grandfather is a celebrated war hero and whose DNA cousin is a former US female wrestling promoter? Whose ancestors’ bones were deemed ‘of historical importance’ and who discovers that they are a descendant from Royalty?!
As they embark on their journey, you'll be treated to a rare and personal glimpse into the boys' remarkable friendship.
'I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to historical events, so to get the chance to research our family history using our DNA was too good an opportunity to pass up,' Ant says.
'What we find out is mind-blowing and nothing either of us could ever have imagined. It’s something that will stay with us both forever.'
Dec continues: 'A huge part of this was to find out my heritage, especially on my dad’s side. I always thought I knew a fair bit about where I came from but it turns out I was wrong!
'Whilst it was incredible to find out about the past, what was hugely overwhelming was to meet relatives neither of us knew we had. It was a truly amazing experience!'
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