Dermot O'Leary's extensive career in the world of Television and Radio has established him as a household name, most notably as the host of ITV’s The X Factor. You can now catch Dermot on the This Morning sofa alongside Alison Hammond as a regular host on a Friday morning, discussing the latest topics with the nation in their usual fun style. Off-screen, Dermot is also a successful author of the ‘Toto the Ninja Cat’ children’s book series as well as having the pleasure of hosting the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards alongside Edith Bowman as well as UNICEF’s Soccer Aid since 2010.
Aside from this, Dermot explores his love of music in variety of projects, all produced by his production company Ora et Labora. These include his weekend Radio 2 show, ‘Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary’, his podcast series ‘People Just People and a TV show for the BBC titled ‘Reel Stories’, a series that takes an exclusive look back through the lives of iconic entertainers...read more
Born out of Dermot’s curiosity, his podcast series ‘People Just People’ sees him interviewing a range of guests he greatly admires from the worlds of sport, fashion, politics and entertainment. After two successful series, a third will be out later this year.
Dermot has also presented and co-produced Reel Stories, a show that sees him chat to the likes of Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue, Noel Gallagher and Rod Stewart, as they watch defining moments throughout their careers. Expect another exciting name to be announced later in the year!
Since his first book ‘The Soundtrack to My Life’ was published in 2014, he’s turned his hand to writing children’s books. The successful ‘Toto the Ninja Cat’ series has four books to its name with the 4th book in the series, ‘Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief’ set to be released in paperback this March.
Other career highlights include hosting The National Television Awards from 2010-2019, presenting the prestigious BRIT awards in 2017 with Emma Willis and presenting BAFTA Red Carpet Live, interviewing Hollywood A-Listers such as George Clooney, Melissa McCarthy & Amy Adams.
Dermot started his on-screen career as part of T4’s original line up, he then went on to present and produce Big Brother's Little Brother for many years. Dermot is an ambassador for both UNICEF and CAFOD as well as championing several other charities close to his heart.