Dermot O’Leary’s extensive career across the Television, Radio & entertainment industries has established him as a household name. Dermot is most recently recognisable for 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. This, as well as Alternative Sounds of the 90s, his Audible podcast People, Just People & his BBC TV show Reel Stories, allows him to further explore his love of music and pique his curiosity.
Dermot also hosted 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 May 2022, The Earthshot Prize won a BAFTA for Best Live Event, with Dermot & Clara proudly accepting the award on behalf of the entire Earthshot team.
People, Just People, sees Dermot interview guests he greatly admires from all different industries and backgrounds just launched its fourth season featuring Bear Grylls, Minnie Driver & Jonathan Ross. Dermot’s TV show, Reel Stories, takes an exclusive look through the lives of iconic musicians with previous guests having included the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sting, Dave Grohl & Rod Stewart. A new episode featuring the brilliant showman Robbie Williams comes September 2022 to the BBC as part of a special night of programming to celebrate the musician’s incredible life and career.
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 fifth book ‘Toto the Ninja Cat and the Legend of the Wildcat’ was recently published in hardback with a paperback edition coming soon...read more
Career highlights include presenting 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 from 2010-2019 as well as UNICEF’s Soccer Aid since 2010.
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.
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. 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.
- This Morning, ITV
- Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary, Radio 2
- The X Factor, ITV
- Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief, Hodder’s Children’s Books