In the emotional BBC1 genealogy documentary, Robert — The Sun’s legal expert — learns how the parents and five siblings of his Jewish grandfather Morris were all killed during the Holocaust.
The programme sees Robert travel to Piotrkow in Poland to follow Morris’s story and he sees a train pass a spot from where his family members would have been taken to their deaths.
The tearful star says: “Just the most staggering thing of passing on a speeding train, your family gone and then you go back to your house and you’re alone.
“It’s impossible to fathom for my grandfather what that must have been like — to come back to nothing.”
Robert’s grandfather was later sent to Schlieben concentration camp in Germany, where he was forced to work producing missiles for the German army.
At the end of the war, he was one of hundreds of Jewish orphans who were brought to the UK, where he settled in the Lake District.
A BBC source said: “Robert already had some knowledge about his family’s history but discovered the full extent of their treatment during filming.
“The programme is already looking like one of the most intriguing yet.”
Robert, who presents ITV courtroom arbitration show Judge Rinder, is the latest name to join the upcoming summer series of Who Do You Think You Are?, which will also feature Olivia Colman, Michelle Keegan, Boy George and Lee Mack.
EX-Doctor Who PETER CAPALDI will be reunited in a new drama with the man who made him a household name, writer ARMANDO IANNUCCI. Peter has been cast in his movie adaptation of The Personal History Of David Copperfield.
It promises to be a great run — but the BBC will forever be trying to top the episode when Danny Dyer discovered his unlikely links to William the Conqueror and Edward III.
Rio's Kids Wed Set on Kate
Rio Ferdinand might have to pop out for a ring sooner than expected if his kids get their way.
Girlfriend Kate Wright has revealed the ex-footballer’s children won’t stop nagging him to get married and make them a “brother or sister”.
Kate quit Towie last year to focus on her relationship with Rio, whose wife died of cancer in 2015, and be a step-mum to his three kids.
Discussing the issue of introducing a new love interest into a family on ITV’s This Morning yesterday, before taking calls with Sun Agony Aunt Deidre Sanders, Kate said: “At the beginning I could never imagine that the kids would talk about it.
“Now they say on a daily basis, ‘When are you giving us a brother or sister?’ When you getting married? We want to be the bridesmaids’. It’s really lovely how far we’ve come.
“And Rio’s thinking, ‘Oh God, I’ve got three kids and Kate asking when are we going to do it.”
Get to the jewellers, Rio – you’re already punching above your weight.
It Really Was the Last Post
THE BBC gave The Last Post a stellar cast and a plum slot on Sunday nights but they’ve already binned it after just one series.
The six-parter was set in the Sixties and starred Call The Midwife’s Jessica Raine and Jessie Buckley.
It is a surprising move as the six-parter earned respectable viewing figures of around 6.8million when it aired last autumn.
But the Beeb yesterday confirmed they were pulling the plug on Bafta-winning writer Peter Moffatt's series, saying: “The Last Post was a fantastic series but we can confirm it won’t be returning. We are looking to bring new ideas to BBC1.”
The Last Post focused on the sexual exploits of servicemen and their wives in the UK-run outpost of Aden, in what’s now Yemen.
Jessica played sex-starved siren Alison Laithwaite who was seen romping with her officer husband’s superior.
But even with all that steam, clearly not everyone at the BBC warmed to it.
IN EMMERDALE, Charity opens up to Harriet, who encourages her to talk more about her past. Meanwhile, Bob has a word with Ashley and Brenda tries to keep up appearances when Laurel is forced to join her hen do.
In HOME AND AWAY, preparations start for a surprise birthday bash for Ziggy, while Ben has a job interview and Maggie is rocked when she finds a lump under her arm.
In NEIGHBOURS, Chloe and Leo give in to temptation and Paul’s compliance training programme leads to Sheila quitting her job. Elsewhere, Fay returns to Erinsborough and has some shocking news for her children.
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