Dermot was the spearhead behind Channel 4’s Sunday morning hangover cure, the hugely successful T4, Dermot was the main presenter on the show for two and a half years. Since leaving he started his own production company Murfia which gave us Dermot’s Sporting Buddies for BBC Choice which wasa co-production with Chrysalis involving celebrities indulging their sporting passions and Re:covered with Blaze TV, a live music show also for BBC Choice. Dermot presented and was Associate Producer on both shows.
Dermot’s other credits include the massively successful SAS: Are You Tough Enough? for BBC 2, a weekend show on London indie radio station XFM, 1 vs 100; a game show attached to the National Lottery on Saturday Nights and Big Brother’s Little Brother, the sister (or Brother) for Big Brother on E4. He stayed with the show for seven series until he bowed out in January 2008. He is currently enjoying success as the replacement for Kate Thornton on ITV’s The X Factor.
‘Live’ is Dermot’s forte and he has hosted many events, including Party in the Park, The Clothes Show Live, The Empire Film Awards, The British Independent Film Awards and the Heat Crusaid Auction.
He has also been voted one of GQ magazine’s ‘Men of the Year’!
Dermot started his TV career behind the camera as a researcher working on Light Lunch where he then ended up being the warm up man.
Dermot’s main interests include music, film, cooking and anything ocean-based. He is a keen diver, fisher and body-boarder .
In 2005 Dermot co-presented the early part of the Comic Relief night on Friday. This included him playing the trombone during the McFly single and appearing on the McFly video, All about you, the official Comic Relief single for that year.