Dermot O’Leary gives rare glimpse into his family on wife Dee’s birthday

Christmas may be just around the corner, but former X Factor host Dermot O’Leary had another important reason to celebrate today, as it is his wife’s birthday.

During Friday's This Morning, the presenter, 49, wished his wife Dee Koppang a happy birthday live on-air with his co-star Alison Hammond.

Wearing a dark jumper and smart navy trousers, Dermot admitted that he hadn’t realised until today that it was Dee’s birthday.

Talking about Christmas decorations, he said: "I was just thinking to myself it’s too early, and then I was like what date is it, and then I realised, I have to say, it’s my wife’s birthday today… so happy birthday!”

To which Alison added: "Happy birthday Dee!"

Dermot is usually notoriously private about his personal life and family after marrying Dee in 2012.

The couple have been together for more than 20 years, having met at a TV production company where they both worked in 2002.

During an interview with The Sun's Fabulous magazine in 2019, Dermot told the publication that he wanted to keep his relationship away from the public eye.

Talking about deliberately avoiding becoming a public couple, he said: "Oh God no, that's my idea of hell. But at the same time, I don't want to hide my wife away!”

He also said that moving to their London home had also helped with this, adding: "It’s about the neighbourhood you live in. If you embrace the greengrocers, the local store, the dry cleaners, you just become a face and part of a community. And that’s how you have a normal life."

It comes after Dermot and Dee welcomed their first child, Kasper, in June 2020.

At the time, Dermot announced the happy news with a sweet Instagram post, writing: "Welcome to the world baby Koppang O’Leary… We’re delighted to announce that we’ve had a baby!

"A little boy born on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (Sankthansaften / Midsummer for you Norwegians) at 8.19am, weighing in at 6lb 13oz.

"Enjoying the cuddles in the newborn bubble… cats yet to be 100% convinced. Lots of love, Dermot & Dee x @deekoppangoleary."

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