Gloria Hunniford’s surprise celebrity relative revealed


Presenter Gloria Hunniford and comedian Tom Allen are related.

The Apprentice: You’re Fired host Allen was introduced to the Loose Women star, 82, as part of the ITV series DNA Journey.

In scenes from the episode, which airs on Thursday, Allen finds out they are cousins through his mother’s maternal line.

Allen, 39, also jokes that Hunniford is “disappointed” that fellow comedian Joel Dommett, who is also tracing his heritage on the show, is not in fact her cousin.

Hunniford says that she loves “both of them” and is “so shocked” at the news as she embraces the pair.

Before meeting his presenter relation, Allen, who is a regular contributor on The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, says: “I’m so nervous…It’s really intimidating the whole thing.

“What if they’re slightly irritated by me? It’s exciting. I can’t rest.”

(L-R) Tom Allen and Joel Dommett on their DNA Journey

The episode also sees The Masked Singer UK host Dommett, 37, and Allen trace their past from London to Edinburgh and Ireland during the show.

Allen, whose father recently died, discovers the story of how his great-grandparents had a criminal past and a career on stage, as well as his grandmother being put up for adoption.

Dommett finds out about an ancestor who made inventions that saved thousands of lives and may have helped end the First World War.

DNA Journey airs on Thursday on ITV at 9:00pm.

Source: Press Association

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