The news on the genie grapevine today is that the next season of Australia’s version of Who Do You Think You Are? starts soon. And by soon I mean Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 7.30pm on SBS.

Celebrated personalities from the world of music, politics, sport, television and film join the new season. So who will we see on Who Do Think You Are? Australia season 11? Here they are …

  • Bert Newton – broadcasting legend
  • Cameron Daddo – actor, musician and presenter
  • Denise Scott – stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio presenter
  • Kat Stewart – actress
  • Julie Bishop – former politician
  • Lisa Curry – former Australian swimmer and author
  • Lisa Wilkinson – TV presenter
  • Troy Cassar-Daley – country music star

Using the usual WDYTYA style, you’ll see a bunch of high-profile Australians discovering their family history through global archives to piece together their family trees, and through these journeys you get a rare insight into their lives behind the camera.

As always, there will be tears, laughter, shocking discoveries, emotional revelations and intriguing surprises. One of the cast discovers the father they never knew was a true patriot who devoted his life to his country, while another traces lost German roots. One learns about heroic wartime adventures and another gets insights into their Indigenous history as these renowned Australians travel the world to explore their family trees and delve back centuries into their ancestry.

SBS Head of Commercial and Production, Chris Irvine, said:

“The enduring appeal of Who Do You Think You Are? is set to continue as SBS broadcasts a host of names in season 11, which are guaranteed to move and entertain audiences. This season spans centuries of history and crosses continents to unearth extraordinary genealogical revelations for some of the country’s most beloved Australians. These stories demonstrate how Australians have come to be the people we are today.”

So note it on your calendar folks, Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 7.30pm, SBS.

For those who also enjoyed “Every Family Has a Secret“, the good news is that this will also be back in 2020 for season 2. I have no further details on this yet, so will just say – more to come in due course.