Who Do You Think You Are? Simon Baker, Sandra Sully join SBS series

Simon Baker, Sandra Sully and Dr Chris Brown join the emotional new season of SBS genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?

Hollywood star Simon Baker features in the new season of SBS’s popular genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?

The Tasmanian-born actor, 52, will explore his ancestry with the help of historians and archivists.

A new trailer hints that Simon, who now lives in Bondi Beach, Sydney, may be in for a few surprises about his family history.

Exploring his ancestry: Hollywood star Simon Baker (pictured) features in the new season of SBS's popular genealogy series Who Do You Think you Are?

Exploring his ancestry: Hollywood star Simon Baker (pictured) features in the new season of SBS’s popular genealogy series Who Do You Think you Are?

According to the promo, Simon’s family was a mystery to him growing up, and he did not even know the identity of his own father.

The trailer teases that Simon will be shocked and perhaps embarrassed by what he learns about his past.

‘What the hell did I agree to do this for?’ he says at one stage, before admitting his immediate family is ‘a mess’.

Journey: Viewers can also look forward to soul-searching from celebrity vet Dr Chris Brown

Journey: Viewers can also look forward to soul-searching from celebrity vet Dr Chris Brown

He adds: ‘The truth is, families have many different forms.

‘And I think if you can look at your own past and the past of your ancestors with compassion, you can carry that forward with you with a little more wisdom.’

Viewers can also look forward to soul-searching from celebrity vet Dr Chris Brown.

Memory lane: Veteran news presenter Sandra Sully also stars in Who Do You Think You Are?

Memory lane: Veteran news presenter Sandra Sully also stars in Who Do You Think You Are?

‘It’s very easy to feel like a black sheep in the family until you find all the other black sheep,’ the I’m a Celebrity host says.

‘This journey has revealed a family history that I’m immensely proud of.’

Channel 10 newsreader Sandra Sully also admits she found her genealogical journey deeply rewarding.

Exploring roots: Actor Paula Duncan (pictured) sets out to discover family secrets in the new season of Who do You Think You Are?

Exploring roots: Actor Paula Duncan (pictured) sets out to discover family secrets in the new season of Who do You Think You Are?

‘I think this experience is one of the greatest gifts myself and my family could ever have,’ the veteran journalist says.

‘Its given a greater understanding of why my parents are the way they are.’

Other stars featured in the thirteenth season of Who Do You Think You Are? include netball champ Liz Ellis, actor Paula Duncan, NRL legend Justin Hodges, chef Matt Moran, and Spicks and Specks star Myf Warhurst.

Fame: Simon Baker rose to fame internationally on the hit American series The Mentalist

Fame: Simon Baker rose to fame internationally on the hit American series The Mentalist

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