The newest collection of the long-running present started on Tuesday (12 October), with comic Widdicombe trying to uncover his household’s historic roots, starting together with his childhood in Dartmoor.
In the episode, Widdicombe traced his household tree again and discovered that he was associated to the Earl of Holland and his 13-time great-grandmother was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I.
However, the largest revelation got here later in the present, when it was revealed that his 12-time great-grandmother was in a “love triangle” with the queen and that he was associated to Anne Boleyn, with some historians believing he was a descendant of King Henry VIII.
It was then discovered that his 23-time great-grandfather was King Edward I, making Widdicombe a direct descendant of French royalty.
Viewers have been left delighted by the revelations, joking that Widdicombe was “basically the next Queen of England and France”.
“This Josh Widdicombe episode of Who Do You Think You Are? is glorious. Worth iPlayering if you missed it,” one viewer commented.
“Absolutely mind blowing episode of #WDYTYA with Josh Widdicombe,” one other tweet learn.
Many viewers have been impressed by the revelations revealed in the episode, with one commenter writing: “‘My 12x great-grandmother was in a love triangle with Elizabeth I…’ As family history discoveries go, that’s a corker.”
Another viewer joked that Widdicombe had “gone full Danny Dyer”, alluding to when the EastEnders star realized he was associated to Edward III on the present.
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“One of the best Who Do You Think You Are episodes I’ve ever seen! Josh Widdicombe surely has a claim to the throne!! Amazing bloodline!” one tweet learn.
Widdicombe described his time filming WDYTYA as “one of the most incredible experiences of my life”.
Later episodes in the collection will see stars resembling Judi Dench and Pixie Lott hint their household heritage.
Who Do You Think You Are? airs Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.