Tune in to ITV 1 this week to catch Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell turning detective to reunite families on a new series. Long Lost Family will bring people together with living relatives they have failed to track down. The series will look at how people become estranged, and then follow the process of tracing relatives, to conclude with an emotional reunion.
The show is produced by Wall to Wall, the independent production company that makes the long running BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?, although this programme will work on a different premise.
Many of the stories will involve adoption and production company Wall To Wall will work with the charity Adults Affected By Adoption - Norcap. Nicky himself was adopted and is a patron of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering.
"I've never been so excited about a show in my career," said Nicky. "I have a deep emotional connection with it, being an adopted person and having traced my own birth families."
Davina said: "I believe that families are the most important part of everyone's life and so when I first heard about the ethos of this series, I knew I wanted to be involved. The series promises to be heart-warming, emotional and life affirming... just the kind of show I love watching."
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