My Mum, Your Dad cast: Meet the single parents on new ITV dating show hosted by Davina McCall

In the realm of dating shows, “My Mum, Your Dad” UK stands as a unique and intriguing addition to the genre. Departing from the conventional dating show format, this series centers on single parents nominated by their adult children for a second chance at love. However, there’s a captivating twist—these parents are unaware that their offspring will be closely observing their romantic endeavors from a concealed location known as ‘The Bunker.’ From this covert surveillance room, their children wield the power to influence and play matchmaker, adding an unprecedented layer of drama and intrigue to the quest for love.

Hosted by the ever-charismatic Davina McCall, “My Mum, Your Dad” airs on ITV1 and ITVX during weeknights at 9 PM. Now, let’s delve into the cast of this innovative dating show and get to know the individuals who are embarking on this unique journey.

Monique and Taiya: Seeking Love at 50


  • Age: 50
  • Hailing from Winchmore Hill
  • Occupation: Therapist/student
  • Put forward by: Daughter Taiya

Monique’s Perspective: “My dating history has been disappointing and disheartening with poor judgment. I find it hard to read somebody properly, I like to give everyone a chance even when I know deep inside it’s not quite right. I’m the eternal optimist when it comes to meeting somebody.”

Taiya’s Motivation: “I nominated my mum because I think she deserves love! She’s put everything aside to raise me and my sister for so many years, so I thought now is my mum’s time.”

Sharon and Tia: Rebuilding Confidence at 53


  • Age: 53
  • Hailing from Sunderland
  • Occupation: Safeguarding and welfare officer in education
  • Put forward by: Daughter Tia

Sharon’s Aspiration: “I’ve got to a point in my life where my confidence has been knocked down a lot, and I’ve got low self-esteem. I hope people will look at me and think, ‘Wow, she’s very brave, she has been hurt but she hasn’t closed herself off completely.'”

Tia’s Hope: “I feel like it’s finally her time to be happy. I think she’s put herself on the backburner to bring up myself and my sister. In the last few years, I feel like she’s given up on love, so she didn’t want to try anymore. I hope putting her forward will be the push she needs to put herself first.”

Caroline and Karli: Finding Love Outside the Norm


  • Age: 51
  • Hailing from South Lanarkshire
  • Occupation: Tech advisor/scan assistant at a private baby clinic
  • Put forward by: Daughter Karli

Caroline’s Journey: “I’ve been single for such a long time, it’s probably the longest I’ve ever been single! I’ve always been quite happy being single but I think she thought, ‘Mum, you need to get out there!'”

Karli’s Concern: “She’s a bad judge of character. All the guys she’s been with before have been liars and cheats! She doesn’t get out much either.”

Natalie and Kaliel: Paving the Path to Love at 44


  • Age: 44
  • Hailing from Bournemouth
  • Occupation: Self-esteem and relationship recovery coach
  • Put forward by: Son Kaliel

Natalie’s Perspective: “I’ve been on my own for a long time. I think he thinks it’s my time for me now. Since my last relationship, I’ve been building my business and focusing on my kids. But now, I think he’d like me to find love.”

Kaliel’s Insight: “I would say she’s been unlucky. She’s probably picked the wrong people before that don’t have the same morals and aren’t on the same path as she is.”

Paul and Mazey: The Quest for Settling Down at 47


  • Age: 47
  • Originally from London, currently living in Bath
  • Occupation: Owner, decorating company
  • Put forward by: Daughter Mazey

Paul’s Aspiration: “Mazey was just like, ‘You’ve got to sort yourself out.’ She wants me to settle down and just be happy with a partner. All my friends are in long-term relationships. It’s been a while since I’ve been in that sort of position.”

Mazey’s Wish: “I want to see him settled. The way he was dating before wasn’t working. I wanted him to date outside of the box.”

Clayton and Christian: The Call for Settling Down at 57


  • Age: 57
  • Hailing from Nottingham
  • Occupation: Pastoral support officer
  • Put forward by: Son Christian

Clayton’s Description: “I’m pretty effervescent. I’m all about balance in terms of fun – I’d say there’s a cheeky side to me. I’m pretty energetic. I’m straight-talking as well.”

Christian’s Desire: “I just want him to settle down, find the right person – he’s getting on now! I want him to live life with someone. I want him to travel with someone and get out there.”

Roger and Jess: A New Beginning at 58


  • Age: 58 (at the time of filming)
  • Hailing from Derbyshire
  • Occupation: Postman
  • Put forward by: Daughter Jess

Roger’s Perspective: “With what’s happened to me, I lost my wife, I know that you can get up and life can be over in a split second. People talk about it, but I’ve actually seen it.”

Jess’s Insight: “It was a joint thing with my brother and sister and it was our way of basically telling him that we were happy for him to start dating, if that was something he wanted to do. It was a cop-out on our part really, as it meant we didn’t need to sit down and actually say it. It was a sneaky way of saying, ‘Oh look at this, do you want to look into this?’ Never actually expected anything to come of it.”

Elliott and Zachary: Seizing the Opportunity at 53


  • Age: 53
  • Hailing from Essex
  • Occupation: PE teacher/football coach
  • Put forward by: Son Zachary

Elliott’s Motivation: “My life has turned into the same routine of getting up, brushing teeth, going to work, cooking dinner, going to the gym and going to bed. That is kind of it. I couldn’t see any real change to that and then this opportunity came up. I don’t know why, but for some reason it’s something I feel I need to do.”

Zachary’s Hope: “He deserves a chance to be happy, and he hasn’t had that. I want him to have what a lot of his friends have done; get married and settle down. He deserves the opportunity to find the ‘end stages’ of love.”

Janey and Will: A Mother’s Quest at 47


  • Age: 47
  • Hailing from West Sussex
  • Occupation: Singer/recruitment manager
  • Put forward by: Son Will

Janey’s Challenge: “[My son]’s lost all hope for me; he thinks I’m undateable! He wants me to meet someone. I’ve lived alone with William for all his life pretty much and he’s now left home for uni, and just wants to see that I’m ok.”

Will’s Perspective: “It’s getting a bit desperate now! We need a good chance of getting her to find someone. If it takes me to get involved, then that’s apparently how dire things have got.”

Martin H and Jessica: A Chance for a New Beginning at 56


  • Age: 56 (at the time of filming)
  • Originally from Birmingham, currently residing in Epsom
  • Occupation: Retired basketball player, sports presenter, and MD
  • Put forward by: Daughter Jessica

Martin’s Description: “I’m big, I’m fun, I’m outgoing, and I consider myself to be a likeable sort of bloke. I’ve spent 90% of my life in the friendzone… I’m everyone’s best friend.”

Jessica’s Aspiration: “I want him to get out there a bit. He’s been focused on us kids and his work and not even really thought about the possibility of meeting someone new that he could date or have a relationship with. He deserves that and to have someone to do nice things with and have an emotional connection with outside of his kids.”

Tune In to “My Mum, Your Dad”

The anticipation for “My Mum, Your Dad” is building as we get to know the cast of single parents and their adult children who are ready to embark on this extraordinary journey to find love. Don’t miss the series premiere on Monday, September 11th, at 9 PM on ITV1 and ITVX. With an innovative format that promises surprises and heartfelt moments, this dating show is poised to be a captivating and heartwarming addition to your weeknight viewing.

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