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Alan Carr on Who Do You Think You Are?

Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 16 Sep 2011 11:50 : carr who do you think you are : 0 comments : 3868 views

This week's Who Do You Think You Are is the family history of the comedian and presenter Alan Carr. Alan was interested to find out more about his paternal grandfather Wilfred Carr who played football for Newcastle between 1928 and 1930. Alan's own father, Graham, also has a career in football. He is the chief scout for Newcastle United. Alan's memories of his grandfather are of him as an old man kicking the football with his walking stick! So he was surprised to learn how talented his grandfather had been.

Who Do You Think You Are? Alan Carr - Episode 6

Published in Genes Reunited Blog on 13 Sep 2011 13:09 : carr who do you think you are : 1 comment : 2984 views

TV comic Alan Carr was born in Weymouth, Dorset, and grew up partly in Northampton where he went to Weston Favell School. His father is Graham Carr who used to be Northampton Town and Nuneaton Borough F.C. manager. On his father's side, his family hail from North East England. Carr has a younger brother, Gary. The show is said to examine whether Alan has any ancestors linked to football and fame.