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She’s one of the sweetest the women in show­biz, but same can’t be said of Emma Wil­lis’s an­ces­tors.

The Big Brother host found when her­self fight­ing back tears fam­ily she un­cov­ered a dark episode se­cret on an up­com­ing se­ries, of BBC One’s pop­u­lar Are? Who Do You Think You five­times-great-grand­fa­ther, It seems that Emma’s of Richard Fowler, was part who a mur­der­ous Ir­ish group his once dragged a man and stab­bing, son out of bed be­fore them. beat­ing and tor­tur­ing ‘That’s hor­rific,’ said Emma, ‘I felt 41, when she found out. read­ing it.’ quite sick when I was And the bomb­shells from the past didn’t stop there, with Emma also dis­cov­er­ing that two love-rat an­ces­tors two in the 1850s pro­duced il­le­git­i­mate chil­dren – un­known to their spouses. Thank­fully, the mum-ofthree, to who’s been mar­ried for Busted star Matt Wil­lis to hide nine years, has noth­ing in her re­cent fam­ily his­tory. and ‘I come from a kind fam­ily said the we’re true Brum­mies,’ host. Birm­ing­ham-born TV my ‘My par­ents still keep up bed­room at home made for me. open ‘Matt and I run quite an way – there house. I grew up that were al­ways fam­ily mem­bers that round the cor­ner. It was work­ing­class typ­i­cal, old-fash­ioned, [sce­nario] – every­one you. mucks in and helps raise know ‘I come – from what I added. of – good peo­ple,’ Emma

‘I feel like I’ve found some­one good in who maybe wasn’t so Fowler.’ my an­ces­tor, Richard Are? Who Do You Think You 9pm is on BBC One, Thurs­days,

Emma isn’t who she thought she was…

The pre­sen­ter grew up in a lov­ing clan

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