Davina McCall shares emotional message about 'complicated' TV show

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8 Jul 2024, 10:03

Davina McCall smiling at a red carpet event and hosting Long Lost Family

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Davina McCall has opened up about her emotional experience hosting 14 series of ITV’s Long Lost Family.

The Big Brother and My Mum Your Dad host has worked on the show since its very first episode in 2011, and recently told TV Times how she feels “deeply honoured” to be a part of such an important series, OK reports.

“This is a brilliant series,” she gushed about the programme, which helps families reunite with relatives after years - sometimes whole lives - apart from each other.



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“It’s about the human spirit. People watch the show to feel warmth but you’re also crying for every love you’ve lost yourself, because we can all relate to people’s pain,” she added.

McCall, who hosts the show alongside fellow TV star and journalist Nicky Campbell, will be back on our TV screens tonight (8th July) for series 14 of Long Lost Family.

This year’s stories include a special episode dedicated to families affected by Spain’s stolen babies scandal. McCall described the episode as presenting a “complicated but also amazing story” of difficult, sometimes life-altering reunions between affected parents and children.

The popular TV host will also soon be back on our screens as the host of My Mum Your Dad series two, which will reportedly be making its way onto ITV this September.

Speaking about the upcoming new series earlier this year, the TV host excitedly shared how season two would not “change too much” but teased “we're just going to spice it up a little bit.”

“I might be on hand a little bit more,” she continued. “But yes, [we’re] gonna get lots of experts and things to come on the show, which will be great. Kind of learning new things, teaching them new things.

“At our age, it's like trying to teach an old dog new tricks you know you're trying to kind of change… it didn't work for you before. How can you change for you to get the best chance at winning at love again?"

Long Lost Family returns to ITV1 and ITVX tonight (8th July) at 9pm.