Who Do You Think You Are? 2019 line up confirmed with these celebrities

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The celebrity line up for Who Do You Think You Are? in 2019 has been announced.

The genealogy show returns for a sixteenth series this summer on BBC One with a brand new star studded line-up from the worlds of TV, sport, music, comedy and dance.

In each episode, a celebrity traces their family tree and a host of names have signed up to explore their ancestry in 2019.

Those taking part this year include Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, music manager and former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne, James Bond actress Naomie Harris and reality star turned TV presenter Mark Wright.

Also signed up are comedians Katherine Ryan and Paul Merton, regular team captain on Have I Got News For You.

Plus, in a first for the show, Jack Whitehall and his dad Michael Whitehall will take part together in a joint episode.

Across the new series, one celebrity is shocked to find about an ancestor who was burned at the stake while another discovers a musical assault involving a banjo.

The stars travel the world from Sweden to Spain, Jamaica to the United States to trace their family tree.

Production company Wall to Wall's executive producer Colette Flight said: "We're delighted to have this incredible line-up of stars and to have captured these journeys of discovery as they explore their extraordinary family trees.

"What they uncover is revelatory, moving, often funny and always fascinating. Many of our celebrities' ancestors were caught up in momentous historical events which we are covering for the first time in the series."

BBC Commission Editor Abigail Priddle added: "I'm thrilled that the BAFTA winning Who Do You Think You Are? is returning to BBC One, now in its sixteenth series and with another amazing line up of celebrities who will be delving into their ancestry, it promises to be a real treat for viewers."

Who Do You Think You Are? will air on BBC One later this year.

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