DERMOT O’Leary’s handsome face is never far from a TV screen.
The X Factor presenter brings his own brand of cheeky humour and warmth to proceedings, but what else do we know about the BBC Royal Wedding reporter?
Syco / Thames / ITV Dermot O’Leary is the regular host of The X Factor
How old is Dermot O’Leary?
Dermot O’Leary was born on May 23, 1973, which makes him 44 years old.
The presenter was born and raised in Colchester, Essex but has dual British and Irish citizenship thanks to his parents, who moved over to England from the Emerald Isle before he was born.
Dermot started his career on BBC Essex before moving into TV, being one of the original presenters of Channel 4’s T4 strand.
He hosted original Big Brother spin-off show, Big Brother’s Little Brother from 2001 until 2008 and took over from Kate Thornton as The X Factor host in 2007.
He stands at 5 foot 9 inches tall.
Dermot also has a keen interest in birds and has been contributing to BBC Radio 4’s Tweet of the Week, where he discusses the birds that he has spotted that day.
The 44-year-old has had a busy 2018, first joining forces with Edith Bowman in February to present the red carpet coverage of the Baftas.
In May, he was announced to be co-presenting the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Wedding with Kirsty Young.
Getty Images – Getty Dermot has been married to wife Dee Kopping since 2012
Who is Dermot’s wife Dee Koppang?
Dermot has been with his wife Dee Koppang since 2002 when they met at a TV production company.
While Dermot moved into presenting, Dee is a producer and a director, and the couple became engaged in New York in November 2011.
They then married in Kent in September 2012 and Dermot has previously expressed a hope they will become parents one day.
He told Fabulous magazine in 2014: “I would like to have kids soon, but I’m only half of the equation”.
�Fremantle / Syco Dermot’s net worth is reported to be £12 million after signing an £8 million four-year deal to host The X Factor last year