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Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot spends his Saturday afternoons presenting The Dermot O'Leary Show on Radio 2, having cut his teeth on XFM several years ago. He was delighted to collect a prestigious Sony Radio Award for the best new music show at the ceremony earlier this year.

Dermot has always been a music fan and fronted both Re:Covered for BBC3, winner of a RTS award and nominated for a Montreaux Rose, and Channel 4's music extravaganza UK Music Hall Of Fame which featured live performances from legends such as James Brown, Brian Wilson and Bon Jovi.

Diversity is Dermot's strength, spending the early part of his career as a researcher; he went on to establish the hugely successful T4 for Channel 4. Some of his credits include reporting from CostaRica on the plight of the Leatherback Turtle for Extinct on ITV1, hosting prime time BBC1 quiz show 1 v 100, fronting three series of SAS Are You Tough Enough? for BBC2, Born To Win for BBC1, Some Of My Best Friends Are… Catholic and Shattered for Channel 4. He also presented Dermot's Sporting Buddies for BBC3 which was made by Murfia, his own production company.

In 2007, Dermot scored his biggest ever TV job when he landed the plum role of The X Factor's brand new presenter. Dermot will be on hand again this year to offer contestants support, encouragement and a shoulder to cry on.

When Dermot has some spare time, he loves anything marine-based like sea fishing and surfing or you may see him out on his newly acquired Royal Enfield motorbike!


Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Dermot O'Leary Facts

Birth Name Sean Dermot Finton O'Leary
OccupationTV Host
BirthdayMay 24, 1973 (44)
SignGemini
BirthplaceColchester, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Dermot O'Leary compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Episode Four
Christmas Star
The Live From Space Series
Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour
Dead Bodies
Disco Pigs
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