Davina McCall has admitted making Long Lost Family reminds her how much she misses her own sister, who lives in Australia.

The TV presenter – who co-hosts the ITV show with Nicky Campbell, helping to reunite families – has a younger sister who lives on the other side of the world.

Davina told The Sun: “We speak when we can, but it’s so hard on Australian time.

“It was very frustrating. Doing this programme I always think how much I want to Skype her.

“I really miss her and this makes me think about her quite a lot. I just want to stay in contact.”

The former Big Brother presenter – who often breaks down in tears on Long Lost Family, admitted after filming the show: “I can’t speak. I have to have a bath, process it all and unwind.”

She also told how she was once approached in a swimming pool by someone who wanted help finding their lost family member.

Davina said: “I was training and someone came up to me and said. ‘Hi, my dad is looking for his son.’

“I felt vulnerable in a swimming costume and a pair of goggles… But I told them how to go about looking.”