Dermot O’Leary, 46, reveals he’s becoming a dad for the first time as wife Dee falls pregnant 18 years after they met

DERMOT O’Leary, 46, has revealed he is set to become a dad for the first time.

The X Factor host is expecting a child with his 41-year-old wife Dee Koppang O’Leary 18 years after they first met.


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Dermot shared a sign on Instagram that read: “Koppang O’Leary productions presents ‘new arrival’ coming soon.”

The children’s author captioned it: “We’re pleased to announce that we’re expecting a little Koppang O’Leary…”

The happy couple only had eyes for each other as they stepped out at a BAFTA party tonight shortly after announcing their news.

Dee covered her bump in an oversized Peter Pan dress and heels.


They posted this sweet snap to share their happy news



The happy couple only had eyes for each other
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Dermot has recently finished filming two new X Factor spin-off shows
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The presenter’s famous friends tonight sent their congratulations over Instagram, including This Morning host Holly Willoughby who gushed: “This is just such wonderful news… love you both

Ruth Langsford added: “How wonderful! Congrats both.”

Giovanni Fletcher said: “Aaaaaaaaaah!!!!! Huge congratulations flying your way!!! Xxxx”

Speaking in the past about having children, Dermot said: “I definitely want kids, but I’ve got a very busy wife with a very busy life.

“I do want kids with my wife, but I want them when we both think it’s the right thing to happen.”

Dermot proposed to Dee during a romantic trip to New York in November 2011.


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They tied the knot in September 2012, a whole decade after first meeting.

They got wed in an intimate ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Chiddingstone.

Several of their A-list pals were in attendance including Holly Willoughby, James Corden, Keith Lemon and Fearne Cotton.

Dee is best known for her directorial work on The Crown.

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