Brendan O'Carroll lined up for BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?
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Brendan O'Carroll lined up for BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

MRS BROWN’S Boys creator Brendan O’Carroll will be among the familiar faces in the line-up for the next series of BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?

The Dubliner will be the focus of one episode of the 10 show series, which returns this summer.

Born in Finglas, the writer has shot to fame as Agnes Brown in the hugely successful Irish sitcom.

But his part in the BBC series will see him trace his family ancestry and share his potentially emotional findings with viewers.

The likes of Mary Berry and comic Billy Connolly will also be delving into their family history for the new series, which will feature a special 100th episode.

Actors Sheridan Smith, Brian Blessed and Martin Shaw will also take part, as will  DJ and presenter Reggie Yates, actress Tamzin Outhwaite and model Twiggy.

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Launched in 2004, Who Do You Think You Are has featured a range of well-known faces from across the globe over the years.

A special hour-long edition of the programme will look back over the past decade, involving figures who have previously been featured - including JK Rowling and Jeremy Paxman.

Maxine Watson, the BBC's commissioning editor for documentaries, said: "The new series promises to continue to deliver BBC One audiences the laughter, tears and surprising revelations of family ancestry as only Who Do You Think You Are? can."

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