Quick facts
Birth date 24 May, 1973
Age 47 yrs
Occupations Radio personality
Television presenter
Citizenship United Kingdom
Birth place Colchester
Education Middlesex University
Gender Male
Description British television and radio presenter
Imdb id Nm0641581

Dermot's Bio

The British-Irish television and radio personality was named Sean Fintan O’Leary Jr. but popularly referred to as simply Dermot O’Leary. The charming media personality was born on the 24th of May 1973 which currently places his age at 45. O’Leary is popular as a handsome radio presenter on BBC Radio 2. O’Leary is of Irish ethnicity and holds British and Irish citizenship. His role as a presenter on The X Factor and The Extra Factor also made him famous.

O’Leary was born in Colchester, Essex, England, UK; where he equally spent his childhood. The name of his father is Sean Dermot Fintan O’Leary Snr. and his mother is Marie O’Leary. His parents relocated from Ireland to England where he was born. Growing up, O’Leary had his primary education in Marks Tey and St. Benedicts Catholic College, Colchester. Afterward, he took his A Level courses at Colchester Sixth Form College. Although unserious in college, he was able to finally earn a degree in Media Studies with Politics at Middlesex University.

His Career

O’Leary kicked off his career as a disc jockey on radio at BBC Essex. Right from this point, he has been presenting from one program and reality show to another. He was on Light Lunch with Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, a Channel 4 presenter. From 2001 till 2007, he presented Big Brother’s Little Brother. He joined ITV the same year as a host on the X Factor which he did until 2015. Within this timeline, he was a host on The Extra Factor in 2011 and 2012. In 2004, he started work on BBC Radio 2 on a program called Dermot’s Saturday Club. This show, however, was stopped on 21st of January 2017. March of the same year, he began Saturday Morning Breakfast Show which has since been on BBC Radio 2.

Who is O’Leary married to?

The media practitioner with light brown hair and blue eyes got engaged to his girlfriend of nine years, Dee Koopang, on the 19th of November 2011. They got married on the 14th of September 2012 at St. Mary’s Church, Chiddingstone, Kent. The couple still lives happily together despite the fact that they don’t have any child yet.

O'Leary's Children

He does not have children. O’Leary reveals that he would love to have children but for his busy career.

What is O’Leary’s Height?

O’Leary is endowed with a height placed at 5 feet 9 inches. Coupled with his light brown hair and blue eyes, he is indeed an amazing sight to behold. His looks and elegant appearance justify his being labeled by GQ magazine in 2015 as one of the 50 best dressed British men.

Dermot's Net Worth

O’Leary is regarded as one of the highest paid television presenters with a salary of $300,000 per annum. The ace media personality has an estimated net worth of 4 million dollars. This has further proven the hard work he must have put into his career so as to attain this feat.

Last Modified: Jun 29, 2020

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