Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey: How to uncover your ancestry with a DNA testing kit

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Ant and Dec

by Lily Anderson |
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I watched live TV for the first time (probably) in 2019 to catch TV presenters Ant & Dec's DNA Journey. I’ve grown up watching the duo, and somehow, they both feel like a part of the family. So, when I saw both Ant & Dec discover information about their ancestors, I was overcome with emotions and I laughed out loud, like when I watch I’m a Celebrity.

Don't worry, I won’t reveal too many spoilers, in case you haven’t caught up yet. But, one thing I can't resist taking about is how many cousins Ant had in ONE village in Ireland! It made me wonder if I had any long-lost family members, and how I really don’t know much about my family history, past my great grandparents. YIKES!

If you’d like to know more about your family history, here is a list of DNA kit tests available:


DNA kit tests

AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing Ethnicity1 of 3

AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing Ethnicity

Discover your DNA story and trace your ancestors' journey. RRP: £89.00 Price: £

MyHeritage DNA Test Kit2 of 3

MyHeritage DNA Test Kit

Discover your family history and find relatives you never knew existed. RRP: £75.00Deal price: £

MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test Kit3 of 3

MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test Kit

Price: £

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What are DNA kits?

According to AncestryDNA, "AncestryDNA is a cutting-edge DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology, our patented Genetic Communities™ technology, and the largest consumer DNA database to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world's largest online family history resource to estimate your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections.

"It maps ethnicity going back multiple generations and provides insight into such possibilities as what region of Europe your ancestors came from or whether you’re likely to have Southeast Asian heritage. AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches."

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