Preview: Who Do You Think You Are

Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden gets to know the names behind her face. Photo: BBC

In this episode of the ancestry show we join actress and Britain’s got Talent host Amanda Holden as she discovers the truth behind here rumoured French origins.

The history on her mum’s side is investigated and she uncovers an extraordinary Napoleonic-era cross-channel romance, one that leaves her dumfounded and impressed at the story that led to her existence.

On her dad’s side, Amanda’s grandfather’s suicide has always loomed large, but when his story takes Amanda to France once again, she is moved to discover how he helped others through a harrowing tragedy.

Who Do You Think You Are – 4.15pm on BBC Two