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Dermot O’Learys life – real name, Holly Willoughby bond and wardrobe blunder

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    Dermot O'Leary has been making fans smile for over 20 years with his charismatic charm, on-screen banter and witty personality.

    The presenter, who is best known for hosting the X Factor and This Morning, is celebrating his 50th birthday today ( May 24 ).

    Over the years, he has bagged impressive accolades including Sony Gold Awards, Freedom of the City of London and more.

    READ MORE: This Morning descends into chaos as Alison tells Dermot she 'doesn't want his sausage'

    He can often be found belly laughing with Alison Hammond on This Morning, which won the pair the Best Daytime Show at the NTA's last year.

    Dermot has had his fair share of funny moments after he first graced the UK with his voice on BBC Radio Essex as a DJ.

    He has raked up a whopping £ 10 million net worth after building his fame on Big Brother's Little Brother, presenting royal coverage and the BAFTA's.

    We have decided to mark his milestone birthday by taking a look back at his life.

    Real name

    Dermot O'Leary's real name is in fact Seán!

    He was named after his father, whose full name is Seán Dermot Fintan O'Leary Sr, but has "Junior" at the end of his.

    The TV presenter was baptised as Seán but has always gone with the name Dermot.

    Holly Willoughby friendship

    The popular presenter is known for his adored friendship with Holly Willoughby.

    Dermot fulfilled the role of usher at Holly's wedding and was recently praised for sending her a gift basket when she had the shingles.

    The presenter has been unofficially tipped to replace Phillip Schofield in recent days.

    It comes after ITV bosses were rumoured to be in crisis talks following an alleged off-air feud between Phil and Holly.

    A source told The Sun: “It is still a long way off and anything could happen but there is no hiding Dermot’s popularity – or his close relationship with Holly.”

    "He is a good friend to Holly so naturally she would be thrilled if they were able to work together more often.

    “They had a great time on the sofa together before. He would be the perfect fit should a shake-up happen in the future.”

    Racy wardrobe blunder

    Dermot has had his fair share of wardrobe blunders with one of his most recent being an awkward moment with his zip.

    The 50-year-old was so busy flaunting his bread-making skills, that he failed to notice his undone trousers.

    Fans were left distracted by the awkward error and joked about the "unexpected ingredient."

    One viewer said: "Once you realise @radioleary is flying low, you can't watch the bread anymore… do your zip up."

    Another wrote: "Oh no Dermot's zip is down and he's vigorously kneading the bread, I sense a disaster pending."

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