What is Dermot O’Leary’s net worth and who is his wife Dee Koppang? – The Sun
4th February 2020
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DERMOT O'Leary is known and loved by TV audiences for his perky presenting skills on primetime shows such as The X Factor and Small Fortune.

On February 1, 2020, Dermot revealed he is expecting his first child with wife Dee Koppang. But what else do we know about the telly star?

Who is Dermot O’Leary?

Dermot O'Leary was born on May 24, 1973, which makes him 46 years old.

The host 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 began his career as a radio DJ on BBC Essex before moving into TV, being one of the original presenters of Channel 4's T4 shows.

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 and still presents the popular talent show.

He was controversially axed in 2015 but returned in 2016.

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.

In May 2018, he co-presented the BBC's coverage of the Royal Wedding with Kirsty Young.

The 46-year-old had a busy 2018,  joining forces with Edith Bowman to present the red carpet coverage of the Baftas.

In 2019 Dermot announced his was stepping down as the host of the NTAs after 10 years in the role, passing the baton to Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams.

What is Dermot O’Leary's net worth?

Having worked in TV for a number of years, and fronted The X Factor since 2007 – with just one year away which we'll pretend didn't happen – Dermot has built up a fantastic career, which comes with a price tag.

According to spearswms, Dermot's net worth is currently £2.6million, aided by reports in 2016 that he signed an £8million, four-year contract to stay with The X Factor, making him the best-paid solo presenter on British telly.

He also has his hugely successful BBC Radio 2 show, which he presents every Saturday morning.

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, 41, is a producer and a director, best known for her directorial work on The Crown and Justin Bieber: All Around the World.

The couple became engaged in New York in November 2011, then married in Kent in September 2012.

On February 1, 2020, Dermot revealed the pair are expecting their first child together – 18 years after they first met.

The excited dad-to-be shared a sign on Instagram that read: "Koppang O'Leary productions presents 'new arrival' coming soon."

He captioned it: "We’re pleased to announce that we’re expecting a little Koppang O’Leary…".

Why is Dermot O’Leary famous?

Dermot is a household name on British TV and is best known for hosting The X Factor and Big Brother's Little Brother.

He rose to fame on Channel 4 as one of the original presenters of weekend morning show T4.

The popular show also help launch the careers of many other TV stars, including Alexa Chung, Vernon Kay and Nick Grimshaw.

Dermot hosted Big Brother's Little Brother from 2001 until 2008 and took over from Kate Thornton as The X Factor host in 2007 and still presents the ITV show.

Dermot is also a regular presenter on Comic Relief and Children in Need.

How tall is Dermot O'Leary?

Dermot often looks shorter than other celebs he is talking to on telly – sending fans into debate over how tall he is.

However, the star is an average height of 5'9"(175 cm).

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