A much-loved Bolton TV presenter is set to star in the 20th anniversary series of BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?

This summer, the family history show returns to BBC One and iPlayer, celebrating 20 years of Britain’s best-loved celebrities exploring the mysteries of their family trees.

And the stellar line-up includes Bolton's Paddy McGuinness, Vicky McClure, Olly Murs, Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Rose Ayling-Ellis, Gemma Collins and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

BBC say to expect more shocking discoveries and revelations in this season, as seven celebrities set out on their ancestral journeys and unveil epic family secrets.

Spanning centuries of history, this series will reveal an array of stories from circus antics, a life-changing accident, the Cold War, and more.

It will take viewers across the UK and around the world including Ireland, Taiwan, Jamaica and Latvia as the celebrities search for answers.

In the series, presenter, actor and comedian Paddy, 50, discovers his grandfather’s crucial role during World War Two and investigates his McGuinness surname in Ireland, discovering he nearly wasn’t a McGuinness at all.

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Other celebrities featuring in the show will also look back at family history with emotions running high for Gemma Collins, as she meets a family member she never knew she had and discovers her Essex roots go back even further than she thought.

Olympic gold medallist and former heptathlon world champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill travels to Jamaica, where she learns about her relative’s journey from being enslaved to owning his own land.

Looking back over the years, Who Do You Think You Are? has revealed connections to global royalty and key historical figures, as well as unearthing uncanny parallels between celebrities and their ancestors.

Simon Young, BBC head of history, said: “This year we have a stellar line-up to mark twenty years of the nation’s favourite social history series.

“Time and again it proves the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction, while helping us all to understand the history of Britain and the world much better, so it’s clear why our audiences have taken this series to their hearts.

“I’m so grateful to all the celebrities who have shared their family histories, and to the incredible production team that pulls it all together.”

Colette Flight, executive producer for Wall to Wall Media, said: “In our 20th year on air, we’re delighted to be back with more of Britain’s most popular celebrities investigating their family trees.

“As always, we’ve revealed extraordinary stories and moments from history that we’ve never told before, and the celebrities have been moved to tears, laughter, anger and joy learning about their ancestors’ lives.”

Who Do You Think You Are? On BBC One and iPlayer this summer.

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