Dermot O'Leary has been the much-loved host of ITV's The X Factor
for seven series, and is now working on his eighth. He also presents his own Sony award-winning BBC Radio 2 show, which draws in close to 2 million listeners each week. From early beginnings as a Runner for BBC Essex, then a Researcher on the TV show Light Lunch,
Dermot became one of the founding presenters on Channel Four's T4,
before moving on to presenting and producing Big Brother's Little Brother
. Dermot has hosted a number of other programmes including, most recently, Channel Four's ground-breaking documentary Live From Space
which broadcast from the International Space Station.