NEWS UPDATE (28/5/20)

Ariel and her team are very pleased to announce a two-part special of Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace will be airing Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd June on ITV.


NEWS UPDATE (25/3/20)

Ariel and her team are currently working hard on Long Lost Family Series 10. The forthcoming Series 10 will air later this year.

Ariel and her team are also working hard on two brand new programmes in the series Born Without Trace. Click the link to read why The Guardian believes “my heart hurts” to be the most fitting encapsulation of Born Without Trace.

Long Lost Family ITV

Ariel Bruce is a qualified and registered social worker who specialises in tracing people affected by adoption. She also helps to trace people who have lost touch as a result of emigration, divorce or other family separations.

Ariel Bruce conducts searches in Britain and all over the world and has successfully traced missing family members for over 20 years.

Alongside her TV work as the lead search and social work consultant, including Long Lost Family & Who Do You Think You Are, Ariel helps private clients trace missing family members. If you need help with your search Ariel would like to hear from you.

Long Lost Family

Ariel and her team have undertaken all of the research to trace and make contact with missing family members for every series of ITV’s Long Lost Family. Ariel was delighted to complete Series 9, which started broadcasting in June 2019, and is already hard at work on Series 10 with a release date to be announced very soon. Ariel is also working on two brand new programmes in the series Born Without Trace. Ariel’s contribution to the series as the lead search and social work consultant is featured in a Daily Telegraph article.

Long Lost Family, which is presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, swept the boards by winning a BAFTA [British Academy of Film and Television Arts] Television award, for best Feature. The Arquiva BAFTA 2014 presentation was held on Sunday 18th May 2014 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Long Lost Family Series 2 previously won the prestigious Royal Television Society [RTS] Programme Awards for 2012 in the Popular Factual and Features category.

The Gift

Ariel acted as the series search consultant and undertook the tracing work for BBC One Series called The Gift. The Gift is a series that traces and reunites people who have shared an often important life changing experience. Made by W2W, who also make Who Do You Think You Are and Long Lost Family. Ariel was very pleased to have been able to work on this series. The first episode was broadcast on Tuesday 10th February 2016.

Long Lost Family 2017

Published in the Radio Times, 2-8 August Edition, pg 69, 4th August 2015

OPSA (Overseas Plastic Surgery Appeal)

Ariel Bruce supports OPSA, the Overseas Plastic Surgery Appeal. OPSA provide vital training to doctors in Pakistan as well as life changing operations for children born with facial abnormalities.


Read more about the work OPSA do by  clicking here.