This Morning's Dermot O'Leary lands exciting new show

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This Morning's Dermot O'Leary lands new showGareth Cattermole

This Morning presenter Dermot O’Leary has landed an exciting new role as he will front his own travel show.

The former X Factor host will soon be embarking on a tour of his family’s homeland for Dermot’s Taste of Ireland, a five-part series from ITV which will see the presenter discover the country’s “best kept delicious secrets”.

“From traditional Irish stew to soda bread, fresh seafood, and boxty potato pancakes – Dermot will taste his way across the island, meeting the chefs and locals that champion and celebrate Ireland’s gastronomic heritage,” reads the logline.

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Dermot’s travels will see him visit Kinsale, the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland’, as well as major cities such as Dublin and Cork. There will be a trip to Wexford for some “home-grown comfort food”, with the final leg taking him into Northern Ireland and the “bustling” city of Belfast.

“I can't wait to embark on this trip, to explore two of my great loves, Ireland and food,” said Dermot in a statement. “The food scene in Ireland is so exciting and to meet the people and try the produce will be a real treat.

“It's exciting to see modern Ireland through second generation eyes – and to show that Ireland's food is more than cabbage and stews... although all their cabbage and stews are also great!” he continued, adding that the series is set to be a “delight” for foodies.

“We are thrilled to be commissioning this brand new series, Dermot’s Taste of Ireland with one of our much-loved talents here at ITV,”said Leanne Clarke, Assistant Commissioner of Entertainment & Daytime. “We can’t wait to learn more about the history and culture that Ireland has to offer.”

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Charlotte Davis, Creative Director for Rock Oyster Media, said in a statement: “We’re delighted to be working with Dermot as he explores his passion for Ireland and food in this fantastic new series for ITV.

“Dermot O’Leary’s Taste of Ireland will showcase all the very best of Irish produce, people and landscapes… as well as Dermot’s not inconsiderable cooking abilities! It promises to be a real treat.”

There is no release date for Dermot O’Leary’s Taste of Ireland.

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