Over the past six years, this series 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 eight of the most compelling stories are followed up, to reveal the surprising, revelatory and emotional turns they have taken.
This edition revisits three people whose reunion has transformed their lives. In Ireland, Peter Gunn’s joy at being reunited with his birth mother Daphne was short lived as Daphne soon suffered a serious health scare. Did Peter find his birth mother only to lose her again? These events inspired Peter to make a life changing decision with huge implications not only for him, but also for his adoptive mother Miriam.
In Barbados, Jade Hartley (pictured left) sees her father Tony (pictured right) for the first time since they were reunited. Jade is also nervously anticipating meeting her half-brother and grandmother, as well as a whole new extended Barbadian family. Gillian Carter’s life has been changed in profound and unexpected ways by meeting her son Mark. As mother and son celebrate his 50th birthday together, they discover an extraordinary coincidence.
Long Lost Family: What Happened Next Episode 3 (of 8) airs Tuesday 23 May 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.