The hit BBC series, Who Do You Think You Are? has returned to television for a brand new series, and this time it features another Doctor Who star in the form of Matt Lucas, who will be seeing where he comes from.
Lucas of course played the part of Nardole, alongside Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and then became a fully fledged companion, paired with Pearl Mackie’s Bill Potts. Making his first appearence in The Husbands of River Song, he found himself losing his head to King Hydroflax before the Doctor gives him a new robotic body we next see in The Return of Doctor Mysterio.
I loved him in Doctor Who — he really grew on me in Series 10. His departure is made even sadder by how understated it is with the Doctor sending him away to protect people from the Cybermen and stop him from dying alongside himself and Bill.
Lucas will star in the third episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, where he will look into his family’s past. He will find out more about his Jewish Grandmother and her escape from Germany to the UK in 1939 as well as more about his ties to Berlin and Amsterdam with the tragic holocaust looming large over the proceedings.
The rest of the series will see personalities like Richard Osman, Anna Maxwell Martin (The Long Game), and Ralf Little (Smile).
Lucas will join other Doctor Who actors who have found out about their families’ pasts including: Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, John Bishop, and Mark Gatiss.
Who Do You Think You Are? will return to TV on Thursday 9th June for its second episode. Lucas’ episode will presumably air on Thursday 16th June. Other series are still available to watch on iPlayer.