Davina McCall would rather be ‘celibate for life’ than join celebrity dating app – The Mirror

Host of My Mum, Your Dad Davina McCall has admitted she would rather turn her back on romance for the rest of her life than turn to dating apps to help her find love
Davina McCall has revealed she would rather be "celibate" for the "rest of her life" than join celebrity dating app Raya in a bid to find a romantic partner.
The TV presenter made the revelation as she opened up on finding love later in life ahead of new ITV dating show My Mum, Your Dad, which follows a group of singletons who have been nominated by their grown-up children.
In a recent interview, Davina, who went public with her relationship with hairdresser Michael Douglas in 2019, vowed to never use dating apps.
"I’d rather be celibate for the rest of my life! It would be too embarrassing!" Davina told Radio Times. "At our age, it’s up to your mates to sort you out. I match-made a couple of friends – I reckon they’re going to get married. But men don’t stay single for very long.
"When you’re trying to get 20-year-olds to date, it’s easy because, at 20, you’re just thinking, 'Do I fancy you? Yeah. Brilliant!' With a dating show for people in midlife… it’s not just about a sexual connection, although the immediate spark has to be there. You need to go, 'I fancy them a bit,' but getting to know somebody is a lot more important.
"Everyone our age comes with baggage. But that’s what makes people interesting and sometimes it’s what hooks you in."
Speaking at a Q&A to Mirror and other press ahead of My Mum, Your Dad, Davina clarified her view on dating apps further. She said: "We're of that generation where apps are weird. We don't know how to do apps, and like, 'What do you mean you're still talking to 17 other people?' I don't understand how it works, it's hard."
My Mum, Your Dad follows single parents cohabitate in a country retreat and go on dates secretly chosen by their children, who watch the romance unfold from a nearby location.
My Mum, Your Dad starts Monday 11th September, 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX. The series will run on consecutive weeknights for two weeks.
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