Who Do You Think You Are? continues tonight with footballer-turned-presenter Alex Scott delving into her family history.

The popular BBC show returned for its 18th series and has already featured the likes of comedian Josh Widdicombe and acting legend Dame Judi Dench.

Viewers were left gobsmacked after learning about the comic's royal roots and Dame Judi's links to the bard himself, William Shakespeare. 

This week, presenter Alex Scott will become the next famous face to trace her family lineage.

Scott, 37, who was listed as one of the UK’s most influential black people by Powerful Media, will begin her search by looking into her mother's Jewish ancestry.

The former footballer, who represented Team GB at the London 2021 Olympics, doesn't know much about her Jewish heritage but is delighted to hear that her great-grandad was involved in the fight against the British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Mosley in 1936.

Alex Scott's Windrush Generation links

Alex's investigations continue into the lives of her Jamaican grandparents.

The presenter learns that they were part of the Windrush generation where half a million people moved from the Caribbean to the UK between 1948 and 1970.

People arriving in the UK from the Caribbean were given this label since it refers to the ship MV Empire Windrush that brought 492 passengers to fill post-war labour shortage positions.

As part of the episode, Scott travels to Jamaica for the first time in her life.

There she learns about the hardship that her ancestors faced.

Full Line up of Who Do You Think Are?

  • Josh Widdocombe
  • Judi Dench
  • Alex Scott
  • Joe Lycett
  • Ed Balls
  • Pixie Lott
  • Joe Sugg

Series 18 of Who Do You Think You Are? continues with Alex Scott tonight ( Tuesday October 26) on BBC One at 9pm.