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Dermot O'Leary Says He Wouldn't Want To Host 'Top Gear'


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Dermot O’Leary has said he was never even in the running to become the new host of ‘Top Gear’ after Jeremy Clarkson’s departure last year. But now Chris Evans has left, the show could once again be looking for a new host, however Dermot doesn't want the job.

Dermot O''LearyDermot O’Leary wouldn't want to host ‘Top Gear’.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the presenter said: "[There was] never a word in anger or in good nature spoken to anyone on Top Gear. If we're honest, even though I enjoy parts of the show, it's not a job that I've ever wanted, so I've never sort of been pushing my guys to go for it and similarly I don't think I'm the right fit for it.”

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Dermot O'Leary "Signs £8 Million Deal For 'X Factor' Return"


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Dermot O’Leary’s return to the ‘X Factor’ has reportedly come with a huge price tag, which will make the 43-year-old the highest paid presenter on British television. The Sun reports that O’Leary’s new deal is worth £8 million and is a four year contract with the show.

Dermot O''LearyDermot O’Leary is now the highest paid presenter on British television.

O’Leary will also be allowed to make money elsewhere, including from his BBC presenting gigs and his Radio 2 show. Including his work outside the ‘X Factor’, O’Leary is looking to pocket at least £3 million a year.

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X Factor Auditions

Dermot O'Leary - the first x factor auditions of 2016 on June 10, 2016 in Leicester United Kingdom at x factor - Leicester, United Kingdom - Friday 10th June 2016

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'X Factor' Launch - Arrivals

Dermot O'Leary - 'x factor' Launch at Leicester City FC King Power Stadium at x factor - Leicester, United Kingdom - Friday 10th June 2016

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2016 BAFTA TV Awards - Press Room

Fearne Cotton , Dermot O'Leary - 2016 BAFTA TV Awards - Press Room - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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The BAFTA TV Awards 2016

Dee Koppang , Dermot O'Leary - The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) 2016 held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals at Royal Festival Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th May 2016

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House Of Fraser British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards - Nomination Announcement

Dermot O'Leary - House of Fraser British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards at Princess Anne Theatre - Nomination Announcement at BAFTA, Piccadilly - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th March 2016

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Dermot O'Leary Returns "Home" To The X Factor


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He broke Saturday night TV watchers hearts all over the country when he announced his departure last year but now, after just one series away, Dermot O’Leary is returning "home" to The X Factor and is "flattered" to be asked back to the reality singing show.

Dermot O'LearyDermot will be back on our screens later this year as presenter of The X Factor

Dermot left the ITV programme after "eight wonderful years" and was replaced by presenting duo Caroline Flack and Olly Murs last season.

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Dermot O'Leary Told To 'Name His Price' For 'X Factor' Return


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With the next series of ‘The X Factor’ seemingly in turmoil after a string of departures, bosses are said to be looking to former presenter Dermot O’Leary to return to the show. O’Leary is said have been told he could ‘name his price’ to return to the series, with a potential three year deal being looked at.

Dermot O'LearyIs Dermot O’Leary set for an X Factor return.

According to The Sun, O’Leary, who was previously paid £1million per series, will be back as host, with the deal currently being thrashed out. “Dermot will come back to The X Factor. Talks are under way on his deal but everything is positive,” an insider told the newspaper.

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Olly Murs And Caroline Flack Confirm 'X Factor' Departure


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‘The X Factor’ co-presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs have confirmed they’ve left the ITV talent show after days of rumours concerning their future. The duo, who previously presented spin-off series ‘The Xtra Factor’, took the reigns of the main show last year, following the departure of Dermot O’Leary.

Caroline Flack and Olly MursCaroline Flack and Olly Murs’ time on ‘The X Factor’ is over.

In a statement to The Sun Murs said: “This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn’t take lightly as I’ve really enjoyed co-hosting ‘The X Factor’. It’s been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100 per cent on making my next album and getting back to performing.”

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Simon Cowell Fires Back At Dermot O'Leary Over 'X-Factor' Comments


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‘X-Factor’ boss Simon Cowell has hit back at the show’s former host Dermot O’Leary. O’Leary, who left the ITV talent show last year, hosted the National Television Awards on January 20th and used his opening monologue to cheekily reference his ‘X-Factor’ exit.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell has responded to Dermot O’Leary’s comments during the NTAs.

“I’ve still got this job... for now,” O’Leary said while opening the ceremony. Speaking to The Sun, during the first 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions last week Cowell fired back saying. “He’s got the NTA job – yeah, for once a year. That’s a big move.”

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Dermot O'Leary's Advice To Simon Cowell: 'Take The 'X-Factor' Off Air For A Year'


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After suffering from low rating’s last year, most agree that it’s time the ‘X-Factor’ had a bit of a shake-up. But the talent competition’s former host Dermot O’Leary has gone further and said he thinks the best thing Simon Cowell could do is take the show off air for a whole year.

Dermot O'LearyDermot O’Leary thinks the ‘X-Factor’ could benefit from a year off.

“If I was Simon I’d take [The X Factor] off air for a year,” O’Leary told the Radio Times magazine. “I’d rest it.”

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Sir Terry Wogan Pulls Out Of Hosting 'Children In Need'; Replaced By Dermot O'Leary


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Veteran BBC presenter Sir Terry Wogan has announced that he’ll be forced to miss out on hosting ‘Children In Need’ tonight, and has been replaced with former ‘X Factor’ presenter Dermot O’Leary.

Wogan is one of the network’s most established stars, and has been the face of the annual telethon broadcast since it started in 1980. However, the BBC confirmed on Thursday night (November 12th), less than a day before the broadcast, that the 77 year old has been ordered to rest by doctors after undergoing a medical procedure on his back this week, and will therefore not be able to take part in the six-and-a-half hour programme.

Dermot O'LearyDermot O'Leary, pictured with his wife, will be filling in for Sir Terry Wogan on 'Children In Need' 2015

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Are Fearne Cotton And Dermot O'Leary Set To Bring 'Top Of The Pops' Back To Friday Nights?


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Classic chart show 'Top of the Pops' could be set to make on comeback on Friday nights, with Fearne Cotton and Dermot O’Leary fronting a new look show. According to The Mirror, BBC bosses have been discussing how a revamped 'TOTP' could work, in conjunction with Radio 1 moving its chart show from Sundays to Fridays.

Fearne CottonFearne Cotton could be set to host a new look 'TOTP'.

An insider told the newspaper, “'Top of the Pops' is a great brand name and the BBC are keen to use it. Some at the highest level are massive supporters of the plan and have given the go-ahead. The new Friday night charts could be the perfect tie-in – with 'Top of the Pops' a brilliant start to the weekend.”

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Returning To 'The X Factor' With £500K Pay Rise


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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to The X Factor and has received a hefty pay rise. According to reports, the former Girls Aloud star has negotiated a £500K pay bump. The 31-year-old singer is the first celebrity to be signed as a judge by the show's creator, Simon Cowell, for the upcoming 12th series.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl Fernandez-Versini has signed on to return to The X Factor as a judge. 

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Dermot O'Leary

Date of birth

24th May, 1973

Occupation

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Sex

Male

Height

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