Over the past six years, Long Lost Family has reunited over 200 people with long lost family members. But the reunion is often just the beginning of a new journey – often filled with joy but with its challenges too. How easy is it to build a relationship after a lifetime apart? In this series, presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, find out as some of the most compelling stories are followed up, to reveal the surprising, revelatory and emotional turns they have taken.
Last year, Cliff Jardine and Sue Ward applied separately to Long Lost Family, both searching for their birth mothers who had the same name and a connection with Singapore. Suspecting they might be related, DNA testing was to prove that Cliff and Sue are indeed half-siblings. Previously unaware of each other’s existence, they were both overjoyed to be reunited. Since meeting, Cliff and Sue have formed a powerful bond, but were rocked by the discovery that although their birth mother has been traced, she prefers not to have any contact with them.
Has their relationship helped them cope with this difficult news? Ron Williams and his sister Christine (pictured) were reunited in series five, and are now determined to investigate a family rumour that they may have two more half-siblings. Their mission to solve the mystery launches an incredible new search – and takes them to the other side of the world.
Long Lost Family: What Happened Next Airs on Tuesday 9 May 2017 on ITV.