'It's the best thing I've seen!' My Mum, Your Dad viewers are left in tears by final as widower Roger finds happiness again with Janey while another couple calls it quits

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My Mum Your Dad viewers were left in tears as the show came to a close on Friday.

The emotional final pulled at the heartstrings of fans as Roger Hawes found happiness again with Janey, with his daughter Jess describing him as a ‘different man.’

Postman Roger, 58, lost his beloved wife Joanne, 52, to cancer 18 months ago and signed up to the new ITV1 dating show in a bid to move on. 

The My Mum Your Dad viewers were treated to an early premiere of the single parents dating show’s finale on Thursday after a schedule change related to the UEFA Women’s Nations League meant that Friday’s episode had to be delayed until 10pm.

However, the programme’s host, Davina McCall, took to social media to tell fans they could catch the last episode a day early via ITVX.

She captioned the post on X (formerly known as Twitter) with: ‘Omg .. we’re bringing the FINAL EPISODE of to u even earlier !! Straight after tonight’s (Thursday’s) episode, the final will go straight on @ITVX.’

Finale: My Mum Your Dad came to a close on Friday, as the final episode of the middle-aged dating show saw the contestants' love journeys come to an end

Finale: My Mum Your Dad came to a close on Friday, as the final episode of the middle-aged dating show saw the contestants’ love journeys come to an end

Heartbreaking: Postman Roger lost his beloved wife Joanne, 52, to cancer 18 months ago and signed up to the new ITV1 dating show in a bid to move on

Heartbreaking: Postman Roger lost his beloved wife Joanne, 52, to cancer 18 months ago and signed up to the new ITV1 dating show in a bid to move on

After the emotional episode, fans tuned in to both episodes and took to X – formerly known as Twitter – to share their thoughts on the series.

One fan commented: ‘Watched last night and just now again tonight. Brilliant series and lovely speech by Roger at the end. Made me feel very emotional. Maybe there’s still hope for me’.

Meanwhile, another fan emotionally added: ‘I’m in absolute bits. Well done Roger, it’s not easy & your toast at the end was beautiful.’ 

Another commented, ‘Was not expecting to enjoy this series so much. Totally enjoyed it. I am sad it has finished and hope there is a reunion and more series.’ 

Another emotional fan quipped, ‘I’m not crying you are I love them.’  

And it seems fans are also hoping for a follow up season as one fan chimed:  ‘I loved it, best thing I’ve seen on TV in a long time. I laughed, I cried. So brilliantly put together, honest, true, real, beautiful. Last episode was fabulous. Thank you & please do another one soon! Would love a catch up definitely! Can’t wait 4 the first wedding!’

The emotional reactions from fans come after Davina shocked the cast in the final episode by exposing the series’ major plot twist before the series ‘winners’ of the show were revealed.

During the show, the parents thought relationship experts were overseeing their time at the Surrey house, but it was their children.

The older generation was flabbergasted as Davina revealed the big plot twist, as Natalie exclaimed, ‘it’s nuts’.

‘That is a curve ball,’ announced Roger.

Fans: After the emotional episode, fans tuned in to both episodes and took to X - formerly known as Twitter - to share their thoughts on the series

Fans: After the emotional episode, fans tuned in to both episodes and took to X – formerly known as Twitter – to share their thoughts on the series

Natalie and Paul and Sharon and Elliott, also received their children’s blessings, but sadly it was the end of the road for Monique and Martin M as the mother decided to end things.

Roger and Janey finally got their happy ending after both Jess and Will gave the couple the green light.

Roger lost his wife to cancer 18 months ago, and viewers have seen how much he has grown throughout the show.

The  father-of-three signed up to the new ITV1 dating show in a bid to move on following the death of wife Joanna – who ‘fell asleep on the sofa and never woke up’ after finding a melanoma behind her ear.

She said to her dad at the end of the final episode: ‘Looking at you, there is just less sadness and more happiness there. You’re like a different man.’

Growth: The emotional finale pulled at the heart strings of viewers as Roger found happiness again with Janey, with his daughter Jess describing him as a 'different man'

Growth: The emotional finale pulled at the heart strings of viewers as Roger found happiness again with Janey, with his daughter Jess describing him as a ‘different man’

Emotional: Roger lost his wife to cancer 18 months ago and viewers have seen how much he has grown throughout the show

Emotional: Roger lost his wife to cancer 18 months ago and viewers have seen how much he has grown throughout the show

Opening up: Speaking to her dad at the end of the final episode Jess said: 'Looking at you there is just less sadness and more happiness there. You're like a different man'

Opening up: Speaking to her dad at the end of the final episode Jess said: ‘Looking at you there is just less sadness and more happiness there. You’re like a different man’

Smile back: The 28-year-old also admitted that seeing her dad with another woman had been difficult, but she realised he had found happiness with Janey

Smile back: The 28-year-old also admitted that seeing her dad with another woman had been difficult, but she realised he had found happiness with Janey

Honest: 'Seeing Dad with someone who is not my mum has not been easy... I can't help but want to protect you and just not wanting you to get hurt'

Honest: ‘Seeing Dad with someone who is not my mum has not been easy… I can’t help but want to protect you and just not wanting you to get hurt’

The 28-year-old admitted that seeing her dad with another woman had been difficult, but she realised he had found happiness with Janey.

‘Seeing Dad with someone who is not my mum has not been easy… I can’t help but want to protect you and just not wanting you to get hurt. You’ve had enough hurt to last you a lifetime. We all have.’

Sadly, it didn’t end in love for Monique and Martin M after intel from her daughter Taiya led the mother to call things off with her other half.

Reuniting with her mother, Taiya revealed that Martin had been saying the same sort of things to both Monique and Tallulah at the same time.

The 21-year-old even called Martin out, telling him ‘there were some similar words shared’ as she referred to him kissing both women on the neck.

End of the road: Elsewhere in the show sadly it didn't end in love for Monique and Martin M after intel from her daughter Taiya led the mother to call things off with her other half

End of the road: Elsewhere in the show sadly it didn’t end in love for Monique and Martin M after intel from her daughter Taiya led the mother to call things off with her other half

Reunited: Taiya revealed to Monique that Martin had been saying the same sort of things to both Monique and Tallulah at the same time

Reunited: Taiya revealed to Monique that Martin had been saying the same sort of things to both Monique and Tallulah at the same time

Getting the truth: The 21-year-old even called Martin out as she told him 'there were some similar words shared' as she referred to him kissing both women on the neck

Getting the truth: The 21-year-old even called Martin out as she told him ‘there were some similar words shared’ as she referred to him kissing both women on the neck

Shock: At the beginning of the episode, Davina McCall shocked the cast when she exposed the major plot twist of the series before the 'winners' were revealed

Shock: At the beginning of the episode, Davina McCall shocked the cast when she exposed the major plot twist of the series before the ‘winners’ were revealed

OMG! The older generation were left flabbergasted as Davina revealed the big plot twist, as Natalie exclaimed 'it's nuts'

OMG! The older generation were left flabbergasted as Davina revealed the big plot twist, as Natalie exclaimed ‘it’s nuts’

Happy ever after: But there was happiness for the other couples as Kaliel and Mazey gave their blessing to Natalie and Paul who are looking forward to a future outside of the show

Happy ever after: But there was happiness for the other couples as Kaliel and Mazey gave their blessing to Natalie and Paul who are looking forward to a future outside of the show

Cheers: The four celebrated the experience together as the couple looked to the future with their children Kaliel and Mazey

Cheers: The four celebrated the experience together as the couple looked to the future with their children Kaliel and Mazey 

She later told the cameras: ‘When I looked into Martin’s eye’s I definitely got all the answers I needed.’

Even Martin’s son Luke seemed to doubt the relationship as he confessed to Monique: ‘He put himself in a tough spot, and I was mostly in your favour, to be honest.’

Later in the episode, Monique decided to end things as she admitted ‘We’re not right for each other.’

She explained: ‘I’m not happy about the fact that we’ve had some time to connect and you haven’t used it. It would have been nice for you to take a bit more interest in me and my life and what I’ve been through.

‘I felt the connection was lost for me. I felt Martin was invested in everyone else and not me.’

But there was happiness for the other couples as Kaliel and Mazey gave their blessing to Natalie and Paul, who are looking forward to a future outside of the show.

When asked if she saw a future with Paul by Mazey, Natalie replied: ‘I flipping hope so. If he’s what he’s presented here, then he’s an incredible man.’

The episode concluded with Roger raising a toast to the incredible journey they have all had and to what is to come in the future.

And as he stood up, his castmates joked, ‘I thought he was going to propose then!’

My Mum, Your Dad is available to stream on ITVX.

 




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