ITV Introduces ‘My Mum, Your Dad’: A Fresh Twist on Love Island for Middle-Aged Parents

ITV Introduces ‘My Mum, Your Dad’: A Fresh Twist on Love Island for Middle-Aged Parents

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

TV’s latest spin on Love Island, called My Mum, Your Dad, is set to focus on helping middle-aged parents find love.


However, this show comes with a unique twist: the children who nominated their parents as contestants will be watching the unfolding drama nearby and will even have the opportunity to act as matchmakers.

Adapted Format from the US and Australia:

The format of My Mum, Your Dad is not original to ITV.

It was actually created by US screenwriter and television producer Greg Daniels and his daughter, Haley.

The show has already been successfully executed in the United States and Australia, paving the way for its introduction to the UK audience.

The Search for Vibrant Single Parents:

ITV1, the broadcasting network, expressed their search for vibrant single parents from all over the UK who are seeking love, specifically for this brand new dating show.

Unlike any other dating show, My Mum, Your Dad offers single parents the opportunity to search for love by spending time in a luxurious retreat, where all the participating parents have been nominated by their adult children.


Excitement from ITV and Production Details:

Paul Mortimer, the head of reality TV at ITV, shares his enthusiasm for introducing this unique format to ITV1’s mainstream audience.

He describes My Mum, Your Dad as a relationship show with a difference, following the emotional and inspiring journeys of single parents in search of love once again.

With renowned TV host Davina at the helm, the show aims to cater to a mature audience, expanding the dating genre beyond its traditional younger viewership.

Production by Lifted Entertainment:

Lifted Entertainment, the same media production company behind the success of Love Island, will produce My Mum, Your Dad for ITV.

Richard Cowles, the company director, emphasizes the importance of showcasing that dating is not exclusive to young people.

He expresses excitement about launching this new dating format in the UK with a diverse cast of singles from a different age bracket, all sharing the simple goal of falling in love.

Cowles praises Davina for her role in uncovering relatable stories in a heartwarming and entertaining manner.

Air Date and Host:

As the application deadline for the show was at the end of March, My Mum, Your Dad is expected to air in early autumn.


The TV legend Davina McCall has been chosen as the host for the show.

Davina revealed her pitch for a “middle-aged” Love Island during an appearance on The Diary of a CEO podcast, where she highlighted the fascinating life experiences and backstories of middle-aged individuals.

ITV responded positively, suggesting they might consider her for a similar project.


With its unique concept and the inclusion of middle-aged parents in the dating show genre, My Mum, Your Dad promises to offer an engaging and heartwarming viewing experience for the audience.

The show’s anticipated release in the UK is eagerly awaited, providing a platform for single parents to embark on a new chapter of their lives in pursuit of love.


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