Big Brother’s Grace and Mikey Dalton wouldn’t let their kids take part in Love Island – despite meeting on reality TV 14 years ago

Big Brother’s Grace Adams-Short and Mikey Dalton have said that they would be hesitant to let their kids take part in modern-day reality TV.

Despite first meeting in the seventh series of Channel 4’s ground-breaking reality show, Grace and Mikey – who have been together for 14 years and have three children – don’t think shows like Love Island would be a good fit,

Appearing on Good Morning Britain with Lorraine Kelly today, the couple proudly showed off their children Georgiana, Spencer and Allegra to the camera.

Lorraine then asked if, in a few years, one of their kids came and asked if they could take part in a ‘spin-off to Love Island or something like that,’ or if they would refuse to let them take part.

‘I’m going to go with yeah,’ Grace answered, laughing. ‘Not at all.’

Grace went on to explain that since their stint in the Big Brother house, reality TV had ‘changed a lot.’

‘‘I think its so different now,’ she continued. ‘There was no Instagram [when we were in the house], there was no social media, it sounds like a million years ago.’

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Grace and Mikey first met on Big Brother (Picture: ITV)


Grace Adams Short, Mikey Dalton and kids
Grace and Mikey have gone on to have three kids (Picture: Instagram)


Mikey also admitted that when they first met whilst taking part in Big Brother, he did not know they would have any future beyond ‘having a great summer.’

After the show ended, the couple got engaged just four months after meeting and married a few years later in 2009 – and have been together ever since.

‘I was 23,’ he told Lorraine. ‘You don’t ever really know, you don’t imagine meeting your wife in Big Brother really, we had a good summer and we were really thankful its done what it has.’

Grace added: ‘There was [a lot of pressure at the time], but I think we always did what was right for us, we got engaged because it felt right.’

Public interest in the two was sparked by the debut of Big Brother: Best Shows Ever, a retrospective show hosted by Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal.

Everyone seemed pretty obsessed that they are still together, proving to be one of the rare and enduring reality TV couples.

Davina and Rylan also took the opportunity last night to pay tribute to one of Big Brother’s most iconic contestants, the late Jade Goody.

Good Morning Britain with Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV.

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