Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood's family tree too complex for Who Do You Think You Are?

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood will not appear on the upcoming series of genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? as a result of his complex heritage.

The 71-year-old musician has a family tree made up largely of 'water gypsies' who lived on canal barges.

Wood has even said in the past that his generation of the family was the first to be born on dry land.

This complicated, multi-stranded lineage has reportedly created a headache for show bosses, who have not been able to sift through all of the material in time for the star to appear in the new series.

An insider told The Sun: "With Ronnie's colourful relatives, who can be traced back over 300 years, there was too much to be able to work through in time for this year's series.

"They're still determined to see if they can bring together what they need to make a show all about the Wood clan. But if it happens it will have to be next year now."

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Rock stars Rod Stewart (r) and Ronnie Wood (l) of the Faces performing on stage, circa 1974
Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (left) of The Faces on stage at a concert in Kilburn
The Rolling Stones in concert at the Don Valley stadium in Sheffield
(L-R) Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood team up on vocals during their concert at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow
Musicians Ronnie Wood and Jools Holland perform on stage during the 2002 Grand Prix Party at The Royal Albert Hall in London. The party is the curtain raiser to the Formula 1 season bringing the stars together in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation.
Kelly Jones from the Stereophonics performs live in concert with Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones as a special guest at Earls Court in London. The Welsh band's UK tour ends Saturday 20 December 2003.
Paul Weller and Ronnie Wood perform on the stage during the Ronnie Lane Tribute concert at The Royal Albert Hall in central London.
Rollling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood (right) performs with Rod Stewart live on stage at the Olympic Torch Concert in The Mall, central London a free concert organised by Visit London.
Ronnie Wood with Cherie Blair, arriving for the World Premiere of Larry Crowne, at the Westfield Shopping Centre, White City, London.
The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger arriving at the 56th BFI London Film Festival Gala Screening of Crossfire Hurricanes, Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London.
Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform on stage at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on June 15, 2018
Ronnie Wood performing on stage at Bluesfest 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
The Duke of Cambridge (right) speaks with Ronnie Wood (centre) and his wife Sally, as they attend an event to celebrate the Tusk Rhino Trail, a London-wide art installation that celebrates the rhino and draws attention to the global poaching crisis, at Kensington Palace Gardens in London.
(from left) Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones during their gig at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Ronnie Wood and Ed Sheeran on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
(L-R) Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Director Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones attend The Rolling Stones celebrate the North American debut of Exhibitionism at Industria Studios in New York, NY, on November 15, 2016.
The Prince of Wales meets (2nd left - right) Sir Ben Kingsley (partially obscured), Samantha Bond, Jools Holland (partially obscured) and Ronnie Wood as he attends the annual Prince's Trust 'Invest In Futures' reception at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Ronnie Wood presents Bobby Womack with the Bluesfest Lifetime Achievement Award for Services To Soul at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
(left to right) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones perform on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury 2013 Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.
Paul Weller,Paul McCartney,Ronnie Wood backstage at the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Sir Philip Green (left) and Ronnie Wood attending the TOPMAN Design autumn/winter London Fashion Week show, at the Royal Opera House in central London.
Paul Weller, Ronnie Wood and Roger Daltrey pictured backstage at the opening night of the Teenage Cancer Trust series of concerts, at the Royal Albert Hall in west London.
Ronnie Wood and Jo Wood at Kate Moss' birthday party held at Punk nightclub in central London.

Wood, a father of six, is on the verge of resuming the No Filter tour with the Rolling Stones after a health scare for 75-year-old frontman Mick Jagger.

The postponed dates have been rescheduled up until the end of August.

The next series of Who Do You Think You Are? is already set to be a star-studded one, with TV personality Mark Wright and Oscar winner Kate Winslet already confirmed to appear.

More than 100 episodes of the ancestry programme have aired since it debuted in 2004, with audiences regularly surpassing six million viewers at its peak.

The 16th series of Who Do You Think You Are? will air on BBC One later this year.

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