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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Family tree show for US celebs is on hold

VIEWERS eager to see US celebrities trace their roots in the American version of Who Do You Think You Are? will have to wait a while longer, after RTE was forced to delay the show.

Celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Kudrow and Susan Sarandon will be tracing their family trees.

The show, which was originally planned to air later this month, has been delayed until an unknown date, according to the station.

Some of Ireland's best known faces have appeared in the Irish version, with Ryan Tubridy, Rosanna Davison and Joe Duffy all learning about their families' hidden histories.

The show is based on the award-winning BBC series.

The new series will kick off with Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker learning about her family's heritage.

The actress, whose husband Matthew Broderick appears in a separate episode, travels from Cincinnati, Ohio to Northern California to trace her surprising ancestry which dates back to the Salem witch trials.



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Following her is Susan Sarandon, who meets a long lost relative while digging around in Tuscany -- who also happens to be a huge fan of the Thelma and Louise star.

One of Hollywood's best known directors, Spike Lee, unveils the mystery of his mother's slave ancestry.

Ferris Bueller actor Broderick, who often visits his Irish home in Donegal with his style icon wife, traces his great-grandfather's roots to World War One.

And Friends star Lisa Kudrow, will tell how she got hooked on the BBC version of the show while filming PS I Love You here four years ago.

cmcbride@herald.ie

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