Sometimes we just say the wrong thing, and we’re pretty sure that’s what happened to this My Mum, Your Dad star on Good Morning Britain today.
Arriving on Tuesday night as a bombshell contestant, Janey, 47,is set to spice up the drama in the ITV dating show, orchestrated by a bunch of kids who are desperate for their parents to find love.
Will is Janey’s 20-year-old son behind her entrance onto the show, and they appeared together on GMB this morning to chat about it.
As a fan of the show – admitting yesterday he cried at the first episode – presenter Ed Balls was given the honour of speaking to the mother-son combination.
He asked Janey what it was like to be the ‘blonde bombshell’ arrival.
Janey and Will chatted on Good Morning Britain today and she wasn’t best pleased with one of her son’s answers (Picture: ITV)
Ed Balls held the interview with the My Mum, Your Dad stars instead of Richard Arnold because he’s a superfan (Picture: S Meddle/ITV/Shutterstock)
‘I loved it. I was really excited, and then I walked out and was like, “Oh my goodness, I don’t remember everyone’s faces, everyone’s names”,’ she said, before concluding: ‘People were really really nice to me.’
What Janey didn’t expect to happen next was Will’s answer when asked why he entered his mum for the show, and what he wants to come out of it.
‘I wanted to put her forward to finally isolate her dating life, because she intermingles it with other things like work and I just wanted to let her focus on that for once,’ he answered to the first. Fair enough.
But to the second, out of nowhere the 20 year old said: ‘Ideally she comes out with someone, but also if she comes out a better person generally.’ Ouch.
Janey entered the show on Tuesday as the ‘blonde bombshell’ (Picture: ITV)
To this Janey’s jaw dropped to the floor, and she asked her son: ‘Was I a bad person?’ The pair then laughed, and Will perhaps realised the connotations of what he said, as he began to explain himself before being cut off.
Chatting about being vulnerable on national TV, Janey said: ‘I’m 47, I feel a bit battered. I don’t care anymore, I will put it all out there. We’re all human at the end of the day.’
When quizzed about who he’d like to see his mother couple up with, Will revealed his favourite dad is pastoral support officer Clayton.
Davina McCall’s dating show is dubbed ‘middle-aged Love Island’ (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)
‘I’ll always love Clayton for some reason,’ he said.
Elsewhere on the show, Roman Kemp called for the government to answer his open letter on Twitter about the dire straits of mental health services in the UK.
The Capital Radio presenter asked why the government was only aiming for 50% of schools to have mental health services.
‘If there is a 50:50 chance that your child is going to receive proper mental health care, if you had two children, how do you decide which one gets the help?’ he asked.
Earlier in the show, after one GMB star snoozed through their alarm and turned up late to work, presenter Susanna Reid compared them to a cow being pulled out of a sinkhole.
And eventful day all round.
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