With their good-natured bickering and foolish antics, the Frens have discovered the right stability to make their household work.
Mark retains issues upbeat and is a forthright dad, and is the opposite half to his spouse Cathy, who has a unusual sense of humour and distinctive snicker that is very contagious.
The couple have been married for greater than 30 years and share two children collectively, Victoria and Jonathon.
Whereas Victoria is at all times able to voice an opinion, Jonathon is a bit more on the reserved aspect out of the bunch – offering a good mix throughout the household.
Though, whereas it looks as if the present is the right match for the household, Mark and Cathy had been initially approached by Channel 9 to audition for one thing fully totally different – a cooking sequence known as The Hotplate.
The present was by no means renewed for a second season, and the Frens household discovered themselves with spots on the Journey Guides solid, the place they are saying what you see is what you get.
“One thing that we mentioned straight off was that we’re portrayed precisely how we’re. And all of the folks within the present, how they act, and the way Channel 9 portrays them is precisely how they act,” Cathy advised In Contact journal.
“And that is what we like. We’re ourselves. Midway by way of the primary sequence, I mentioned to a producer, ‘How are we going? Are we alright?’ And he went, ‘Oh, you’re hilarious.’ And I mentioned, ‘Effectively, I did not even understand it was presupposed to be a humorous present.’ We had been simply ourselves, in order that’s simply the way in which it went.”
Whereas we’re used to seeing the Frens as only a household of 4, the tight-knit clan expanded when Jono wed his accomplice of two years, Danielle Clark, on June 5 this 12 months.
“They’re an excellent match,” his mum Cathy advised Woman’s Day. “They actually complement one another. They’re head over heels in love and so they’re actually caring in direction of one another.”
His dad Mark additionally mentioned that they had been “so proud” of each the bride and groom, and Victoria added that Danielle has introduced her older brother out of his shell.
“Individually they’re each quiet folks, however once they’re out and about collectively they’re the whole reverse – they’re actually outgoing and eager to celebration,” she mentioned.
The Fren household might additionally see one other thrilling addition now that the pair are married, with Danielle, who’s since modified her final title to Fren, and Jono having confirmed their readiness to be mother and father.
“Undoubtedly!” he advised the journal. “A complete new Fren household!”
His household are actually already eager, with Victoria having mentioned: “I believe a child can be throughout the subsequent few months. A couple of months… plus 9!”
Mark additionally added: “We have already labored out our grandparent names!”
Journey Guides airs Tuesday, 9pm, 9 Community.