Although My Mum, Your Dad was first dubbed “middle-aged Love Island,” viewers have spoken out about which dating programme they prefer.
Davina McCall‘s new parenting series is a big sensation, with many people remarking on how emotional the first few episodes were.
This season isn’t as lengthy as Maya Jama‘s ITV2 programme, so instead of six to eight weeks of hard work, viewers are rewarded to 10-hour-long episodes.
The parents took part in a ‘acceptance workshop’ on Wednesday, when they all sat together in the yard and spoke up about what was holding them back.
Janey, 47, of West Sussex, claimed that she had spent the most of her life caring for her son Will, 20, for the whole of his life.
‘Things hold me back I want that connection but it’s very deep-rooted, she tearfully said. ‘I am adopted I’ve got the best parents in the world but yeah it’s hard.’
Fans were affected by last night show, with some saying it blows Love Island ‘out of the water.’
‘#MyMumYourDad is wiping the floor with #LoveIsland, real people with life stories. I am INVESTED, their kids are a credit to them as well,’ one person wrote.
Another agreed: ‘@MyMumYourDadUK is incredibly endearing, I feel really emotional these kids absolutely dote on their parents and it’s beautiful to see although I’m only 29, I relate to this show more than I ever could love island or whatever. What a lovely show.’
I’ll never watch love island again after watching this. So real and genuine. These kids are a credit to their parents #MyMumYourDad
— Janine Hunt (@janine1802) September 13, 2023
I’d watch #MyMumYourDad any day over Love Island. The only thing missing though is conversations about the latest air fryer and which 80s pop artists you had a crush on.
What an absolutely brilliant show 👏
— Shaun Crowhurst (@ShaunCrowhurst) September 13, 2023
— Dani clark (@DaniGclark) September 13, 2023
@MyMumYourDadUK is incredibly endearing, I feel really emotional these kids absolutely dote on their parents and it's beautiful to see ❤️ although I'm only 29, I relate to this show more than I ever could love island or whatever. What a lovely show 🥰 #MyMumYourDad
— Danielle (@Danielle_v1) September 13, 2023
#MyMumYourDad @ThisisDavina the best programme I’ve seen in years ! Love it – wipes the floor with Love island , not 1 person has said 100% my type on paper, also not just about looks – wish they would ask people with no kids to go on ! I’d be there in a flash ! #stillsingle
— Sarah Sunshine Deal (@DealSarah) September 13, 2023
As someone who's in their late 20s and never been in a relationship #MyMumYourDad is something so relatable but also enjoyable to watch. I feel like this show can help even the viewers watching. It's so different to #loveisland but this was needed!
— Loveislandviewer (@Confess_Ahgase) September 13, 2023
A third person joked: ‘I’d watch #MyMumYourDad any day over Love Island. The only thing missing though is conversations about the latest air fryer and which 80s pop artists you had a crush on. What an absolutely brilliant show 👏.’
Another stated that they will ‘never watch Love Island again’ after watching the current spin-off.
Speaking about the show’s significance at a special screening of the first episode at the ITV studios in London, host Davina also emphasised how precious the show is to her.
‘I just wanted to see midlifers represented in terms of dating,’ she said.
‘In your forties and fifties and when you’ve got children, life is complicated, but more than ever you feel that you are at a point in your life where you deserve to find love.
‘They deserve to find love and spend the rest of their lives with somebody. You know when,’ Davina said before abruptly having to stop talking. ‘It’s about opening the door and coming home to someone.’
My Mum, Your Dad continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV and ITVX.
Source My Celebrity Life.