Davina to reunite families for ITV1 show

Davina McCall is turning detective to reunite loved ones from long-separated families for a new TV series.

The Big Brother host will team up with Nicky Campbell for the series Long Lost Family, to be screened by ITV1 later in the year.

The six-part series will help relatives who have searched in vain to find members of their clan.

Programmes will look at how they became estranged and follow the process of tracing the family through to the emotional reunion.

Many of the stories will involve adoption and production firm 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.

He said: “I’ve never been so excited about a show in my career. I have a deep emotional connection with it, being an adopted person and having traced my own birth families.

“I can’t wait to work with Davina and help to give people the opportunity to reconnect with relatives missing from their lives.”

Davina added: “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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