WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE airs the most jaw-dropping episode ever with comedian Josh Widdicombe.
He is followed on a journey of star discovery where he uncovers a major royal connection.
Tuesday night’s episode Who Do You Think You Are? Watched Josh, 38, as he discovered his roots, which took him deeper into the history books.
Viewers who watched as The Last Leg host found that he was related not only to Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, but to both King Edward I and King Philip of France.
Josh was clearly fascinated as he learned that his 13-time great-grandmother Katherine Knowlis was the daughter of William Carey and Mary Boleyn.
Mary was the sister of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII – and their only daughter, Queen Elizabeth I.
Things changed when Josh was told that one of his ancestors had a very bad past.
Dr Owen Emerson, a historian at Hever Castle, reported that Mary Boleyn was the mistress of King Henry VIII and that many historians believe that her eldest daughter, Catherine, was actually Henry’s child.
Josh said on the revelation: “Some respected historians believe that I am a descendant of Henry VIII!”
‘Proper blue blood’
To sum it up, Josh referred to King Edward I as his great-grandfather for the 23rd time, to which he remarked: “That’s proper blue blood, isn’t it?”
Wrapping up his delve into his family tree, Josh was also told that he had a “direct bloodline to French royalty” as he was related to the wife of King Edward I.
Marguerite of France was the daughter of King Philip of France – Josh’s 24th grandfather.
Taking to Twitter, fans were quick to share their surprise at Josh’s family history.
One tweeted: “Glad I stayed for #Whodoyouthinkyouare. What’s the matter. Good prison @joshwiddicombe belonging to Anne Boleyn haha.”
Another said: “Really enjoyed that show, what an amazing family tree! #whodoyouthinkyouare.”
And the third simply wrote: “#whodoyouthinkyouare wow, what a story.”
Who Do You Think You Are airs Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.
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