September 24, 2020
Ruth Jones made a surprising discovery about her grandfather’s role in the creation of the NHS during an appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?.
Ruth Jones Surprised To Discover Her Grandfathers Pivotal Role In The Creation Of The NHS
The Gavin And Stacey star and co-creator is one of the celebrities taking part in the new series of the hit BBC genealogy show, which sees different famous faces tracing their family history.
During filming, Ruth learned that her paternal grandfather had a pivotal role in the Medical Aid Societies in South Wales, which went on to form the basis of what became the National Health Service.She said: “I feel so privileged to have been taken on this spectacular journey into my heritage and to have discovered so much about my ancestors.
“I’ve probably been guilty of assuming people from by-gone generations were stuffy, two dimensional and a bit dull. But my trip on Who Do You Think You Are? has proved the opposite to be true.”
More details about Ruth’s family will be revealed when the episode airs as part of the new series, which begins on BBC One next month. Other celebrities taking part including Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker, Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams and Liz Carr, best known for her role in Silent Witness.
Who Do You Think You Are? has delivered some big bombshells in recent years, but none quite so staggering as EastEnders Actor Danny Dyer, who discovered that he is descended from actual royalty. 
Meanwhile, Ruth has repeatedly shot down rumours that she and James Corden had been working on a new episode of their hit sitcom Gavin And Stacey, following the success of last year’s Christmas special.
Most recently, she told Jenni Falconer on Smooth Radio: “We wouldn’t want to come up with something that was substandard. The last thing we want to do is disappoint.”READ MORE: Eamonn Holmes Shares Embarrassing Reason His Who Do You Think You Are? Episode Was Pulled Emma Willis Unearths Grisly Family Secret On Who Do You Think You Are? Anita Rani Reveals How Who Do You Think You Are? Empowered Her And 'Changed Her Life'
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