TV Presenter Reggie Yates Confirmed For 2015's Who Do You Think You Are? Live
First celebrity guest revealed as show prepares to move to Birmingham’s NEC
Who Do You Think You Are? Live, the world’s largest family history event, today confirms that TV presenter Reggie Yates is set to appear at this year’s show, which will run from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th April at a new venue, the Birmingham NEC.
Appearing in the Celebrity Theatre, presenter, radio DJ and actor Reggie, who has fronted shows including Top of the Pops and The Voice, will talk about his experiences of filming his memorable episode of Who Do You Think You Are? which saw him travel to Ghana to uncover his complex family history.
Taking part in Series 11 of the long-running family history program, which celebrated its 100th episode last year, Yates met long-lost family members, unearthed information about his mixed race ancestors, and saw how African culture and British colonialism collided in his family’s history.
Andy Healy, Show Director, says: “We’re delighted to have Reggie Yates on board for Who Do You Think You Are? Live. Alongside giving a fascinating insight into the journey of discovery he undertook while filming the show, Reggie will answer questions from the audience and is sure to share some top tips with visitors to the show.”
Sponsored by Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, Who Do You
Think You Are? Live will boast over 120 specialist exhibitors ranging from family history societies, museums and archive associations, to companies specialising in niche research. Experts will be on hand to advise on everything from dating old photographs to explaining how to get started with searches online. Also appearing at the three-day event will be actor, author and historian Sir Tony Robinson, who will be with the Ancestry stand.
Visitors to Who Do You Think You Are? Live will also have access to a schedule of seminars throughout the three days, which will offer insight into a variety of genealogy topics including tracing European ancestors, researching Jewish ancestors, Birmingham Coroners’ Records and even the Real Peaky Blinders. The Imperial War Museum will also be exhibiting, with its Lives of the First World War Project and its new digitised log of all the personnel who fought in the conflict.
Tickets for Who Do You Think You Are? Live are available now online at www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com or by calling 0877 8737330. Advanced single tickets are priced at £16 for adults, £25 for a two-day ticket and £30 for a three-day ticket, while children under 16 go free.