Doddington Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock looks back on his life in BBC TV show Who Do You Think You Are?

PUBLISHED: 10:28 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:57 22 August 2018

Jonnie Peacock outside The Royal Oak in Warboys.

Jonnie Peacock outside The Royal Oak in Warboys.


Jonnie Peacock, a Paralympic gold medal-winning sprinter from Doddington, has looked back on his life in the BBC TV programme Who Do You Think You Are?

During the programme, which takes celebrity guests on a trip through their family history, Jonnie found out about his grandfather who was a talented amateur footballer.

Jonnie uncovered the legacy of poverty that led to his family wanting job security over football.

On his father’s side, he also found out about his four-times great-grandmother, Louisa Voss, who was branded a woman of ‘bad character’ in 1841 by a village policeman.

The programme, which aired on Monday, heard how Louisa’s actions had contributed to the Royal Oak losing its licence.

The full programme is available on BBC iPlayer.

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