Dermot O’Leary’s extensive career across the Television, Radio & entertainment industries has established him as a household name. Having started his on-screen career as part of T4’s original line up, Dermot went on to present & produce Big Brother's Little Brother as well as front ITV’s primetime Saturday night show, The X Factor, for many years. Dermot is most recently seen presenting ITV’s This Morning, alongside Alison Hammond every Friday. When not entertaining viewers through the telly, Dermot can be found via the radio waves as he kicks off the weekend for listeners on his regular BBC Radio 2 show, Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary.
Dermot’s hosting roles have included Prince William’s initiative, The Earthshot Prize, alongside Clara Amfo; a new global prize for the environment, designed to incentivise change & help to repair our planet over the next ten years. In March 2022, The Earthshot Prize won a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for Best Live Event in May 2022 and won a BAFTA for the same category, with Dermot & Clara proudly accepting the award on behalf of the Earthshot team. Other hosting highlights include the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, the 2017 BRIT awards with Emma Willis, the BAFTA Red Carpet Live, interviewing Hollywood A-Listers including George Clooney, Melissa McCarthy & Amy Adams, and hosting The National Television Awards for 10 years, as well as UNICEF’s Soccer Aid since 2010...read more
Now on its fourth series, Dermot’s podcast People, Just People sees him interview guests he greatly admires from all different industries and backgrounds including Bear Grylls, Minnie Driver & Jonathan Ross. Dermot also presents & produces TV show, Reel Stories, which takes an exclusive look through the lives of iconic musicians including the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sting, Dave Grohl & Rod Stewart. A new episode featuring the brilliant showman Robbie Williams aired in September 2022 on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. In line with the BBC Centenary, Dermot has started a brand-new occasional show on Radio 2, All Stars, which brings together the incredible multi-generational presenter line-up on Radio 2 as they reveal their musical memories and broadcast recollections.
Off-screen, Dermot is also a successful author of Toto the Ninja Cat book series born from his love of cats. Totalling five adventures so far and selling over half a million books, the books have been a global success having been translated into 16 different languages.
As Patron of the London Irish Centre, Dermot was awarded the prestigious Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad 2020 for his contribution to charity as well as the Freedom of the City of London, joining an exclusive list of prestigious recipients, for his service and charitable patronage with the London Irish Centre. Dermot is also an ambassador for both UNICEF and CAFOD, as well as championing several other charities close to his heart including his own mentorship scheme Tuskar, helping young adults enter the world of television & radio.