ITV1 and ITVX unveils the title of groundbreaking new dating show as My Mum, Your Dad hosted by Davina McCall.
The brand new series from Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios, previously known as ‘The Romance Retreat’, is set to air on ITV1 and ITVX this autumn.
A dating show with a difference for the whole family, My Mum, Your Dad follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their grown-up kids for a second chance at love. Across 10 hour-long episodes, audiences will be able to follow the single parents, from all over the UK, and all walks of life, as they live together at a stunning country house retreat with one objective: to find true love.
But there’s a twist – unbeknownst to the parents, their kids will be watching their every move from a nearby location called ‘The Bunker’. It is there in the surveillance room that they’ll be able to witness all the action of their parents’ journeys to find love, plus get the opportunity to play matchmaker and decide their mum or dad’s dating fate.
From humorous moments to heartwarming confessions, the kids will see their parents in a whole new light as they are presented with opportunities to select who they’ll be matched with on one-to-one dates, and who may join the family celebrations for years to come.
Get the tissues at the ready as we witness the highs and the lows, the tears and the funny moments, of finding love again.
My Mum, Your Dad will be produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios. The series is Executive Produced by Ami Jackson and Ros Coward, with Paul Hepplewhite as Series Producer. It was commissioned for ITV by Director of Reality Commissioning Paul Mortimer and Commissioning Editor of Reality TV Amanda Stavri. ITV Studios handles international distribution.
Host Davina McCall, commented: “Thank goodness the secret is finally out! I’ve been bursting to tell!!! I’m so so excited to host My Mum, Your Dad – this show will have you so invested in the people in it. Fascinating, vibrant individuals who have lived incredible lives already, with a million life lessons under their belts, as they search for their perfect life partner. But also with the juiciest twist of any show I’ve ever worked on.”
Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality and Acquisitions commented: “My Mum, Your Dad is set to be a relationship show with a difference, as we follow the emotional and inspiring journeys of single parents looking to find love once more. Packed full of heart and humour, we’re really excited to be bringing this brand new format to ITV1’s mainstream audience. With Davina at the helm, this will be a grown-up iteration of a series in the dating genre that, thus far, has largely been the preserve of younger viewers.”
Richard Cowles, Managing Director of Lifted Entertainment, said: “At Lifted, we revolutionised the dating format with Love Island, but dating isn’t just about young people. We can’t wait to launch this new dating format in the UK, this time with a very different cast of singles. They may come from a different age bracket but they share the same, simple aim, to fall in love. And for single parents the stakes are even higher. We’re delighted to have Davina at the helm teasing out these hugely relatable stories in a heartwarming and entertaining way.”
My Mum, Your Dad was created by father and daughter Haley and Greg Daniels.