My Mum, Your Dad star Roger admits he's still dating Janey four months after show
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The heart-wrenching dating show, which saw grown-up children nominate their parents to have another chance at finding ‘the one’, came to an end on Friday night (22 September) and fans are naturally wondering what happened next.
Roger Hawes went on the show after his wife Joanna passed away from cancer 18 months ago. The 59-year-old from Derbyshire shared the story of his wife’s death, detailing how she went to sleep one night and never woke up again.
Viewers loved watching the Roger attempt to date for the first time in 34 years and the moment he laid eyes on Janey Smith, since blondes are his type, so he said.
Over the course of the two-week experience, Roger and Janet grew closer and sparks were flying. Now, Roger has revealed that the pair are still going strong four months after filming wrapped.
Roger, who described himself as being ‘fun, loving, conscientious, struggling to get old - I don’t want to get old,’ gave his new legion of fangirls an update.
He shared a selfie with Janey on the beach and the pair were all smiles.
He wrote: “It’s been hard to keep it a secret but the wait is finally over - me and the beautiful @janeybombshell are still going strong and have never been better since."
Touchingly, he added: "We couldn’t be happier together and it wouldn’t be possible without @itv."
The comments section was flooded by fans and co-stars alike congratulating the pair. Janey’s son William commented: “The things we love to see x.”
Roger’s daughter Jess said: “Love you both @roger.hawes01 @janeybombshell.”
Fellow My Mum, Your Dad contestant Caroline McGirr gushed: “Love you guys together. I made a prediction today that i shared with @claytonbyfield i'll just wait and see if i was right xx."
Roger said at the start of the show: “Following my wife passing 18 months ago, I didn’t really want to meet anyone. You don’t expect it to be you and you don’t expect it to be your wife.
"But I’m going on the show to get some confidence. I must have subconsciously wanted to meet someone by saying yes to the show."
The postman was nominated by his daughter Jess, 28, who, along with the other children, secretly watched all their parents’ embarrassing moments from a secret surveillance room.
She said: "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."