Posted by Ancestry Team on September 24, 2014 in United Kingdom, Website, Who Do You Think You Are?

Presenter and DJ Reggie Yates is the next celebrity to share their family history journey with us on tomorrow night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?


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Growing up in London Reggie was conscious of the bustling nature of a city with a diverse immigrant population. Both of Reggie’s parents are from Ghana and his father is mixed-race. It is his father’s family that are a mystery to him.

‘‘Growing up in London you sort of get asked all the time where you’re from because there are so many immigrants’’ said Reggie.

His parents split up when he was just four years old and having been raised by his mother, Reggie knows little about his father’s family. The Who Do You Think You Are? Team travel to Ghana with Reggie to delve deeper into his father’s side of the family.

Reggie meets with a local chief and his trip uncovers some unexpected surprises in his family tree.

‘‘Oh my God, what is wrong with these Yates men?’’ exclaims Reggie at one point in his journey.

Tune in to see what happens on Reggie Yates’ episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? airs on  BBC1 this Thursday at 9pm. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to share your thoughts or questions.





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