Jayne Torvill finds out she’s linked to football legend on ITV DNA Journey


Jayne Torvill was left stunned after finding out she was linked to a West Ham United football legend on ITV’s DNA Journey. Jayne discovers that her cousin is none other than Charlie Walker.

The Hammers legend won the War Cup – the wartime equivalent of the FA Cup – in 1940. He was captain of the Hammers when the club achieved the feat.

The third series of DNA Journey featured ice skating duo Torvill and Dean, alongside Coronation Street stars Maureen Lipman and Rula Lenska and The Chase stars Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace.

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Louise Major, Editor-in-Chief of ITV, said: ‘Everyone has a desire to know more about where they come from, and to be able to share that personal experience with some of our favorite faces is so special and a real treat in the midweek program. “Previous celebrity duos on the program include Ant and Dec, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp, Amanda Holden and Alan Carr and Martin and Roman Kemp.

Also in attendance will be Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, Gavin and Stacey, on-screen spouses Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, comedians Joel Dommett and Tom Allen, and presenters Alison Hammond and Kate Garraway. Torvill and Dean’s episode airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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