Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond is investigating the affairs of British kings and queens and their illegitimate offspring.
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Star Bond, 56, will join two royal genealogy experts in the prime-time ITV documentary, Lost Royals.
The experts hope to uncover details of the children of unfaithful monarchs such as Charles II (1630-1685), who publicly acknowledged 14 children by seven mistresses.
ITV controller of current affairs and documentaries Jeff Anderson told Broadcast magazine: “For generations, illegitimate royals have been spirited away with a few quid and told to keep quiet.
“Now we’re going to unmask their descendants and reveal how close they really are to Britain’s most privileged family.”
ITV added that it would question whether kings and queens had stopped their infidelity in recent times or simply got “better at hiding the evidence”.
The 90-minute programme will be broadcast on ITV1 later this year.