Ruth Jones discovers her grandad played a significant role in the creation of the NHS in the brand new series of Who Do You Think You Are?.
The Gavin And Stacey co-creator is among the four celebrities who explore their genealogy when the beloved programme returns next month.
During her episode, Ruth finds out her paternal grandfather was a key player in the Medical Aid Societies of South Wales, which provided a model for the NHS.
She also discovers a lineage of world-travelling mariners on her mother’s side.
‘Filming Who Do You Think You Are? was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,’ Ruth said, as she reflected on her time on the show.
‘I feel so privileged to have been taken on this spectacular journey into my heritage and to have discovered so much about my ancestors.
‘I’ve probably been guilty of assuming people from by-gone generations were stuffy, two dimensional and a bit dull. But my trip on Who Do You Think You Are? has proved the opposite to be true.’
Ruth added: ‘I feel like I’ve got to know the real people behind the fading sepia photographs and it’s made me want to find out more. Ancestry is where it’s at!’
This highly anticipated series of Who Do You Think You Are? will deliver laughter, tears, tragedies and shocks, as the celebrities uncover and share emotional stories and surprising revelations about family members both beloved and unknown.
Elsewhere, David Walliams delights in discovering a great-great grandfather who, after becoming blind, forged a career as a travelling entertainer.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge also uncovers a more tragic story surrounding his paternal great grandfather’s experiences following World War I.
The new series of Who Do You Think You Are? launches on BBC One this October.
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