Dermot O’Leary's salary: New This Morning host is one of ITV's highest-paid celebrities

It has been announced that Dermot O’Leary will be the new This Morning host alongside Holly Willoughby. Not new to show biz, this is how much he’s worth.

Dermot O’Leary replaces Phillip Schofield on This Morning, this is his net worth
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Dermot O’Leary replaces Phillip Schofield on This Morning, this is his net worth

Phillip Schofield’s TV career has come to an end after it was revealed he had an affair with a much younger male colleague. Since then, ITV has been on the hunt to find his replacement for the This Morning sofa.

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In the end, ITV decided to choose Dermot O’Leary to become the weekday host for the show. Previously, he only hosted Friday mornings and during school holidays with Alison Hammond.

Holly Willoughby welcomed Dermot on This Morning with open arms:

It's weird because obviously we see each other a lot just in real life but we haven't worked together since we did The Xtra Factor together.

Dermot O’Leary is one of ITV’s highest-paid celebrities

Dermot O’Leary is most famous for hosting The X-Factor, where iconic groups such as One Direction and Little Mix and solo artists like Olly Murs got their big breaks.

Since then, the TV host has done a number of shows and has now become one of ITV’s highest-paid celebrities. Indeed, according to Daily Record, O’Leary is ranked 7th on the list, just above his newest co-host.

According to Edinburgh News, O’Leary is paid £600,000 a year to host This Morning.

In 2016, he signed a £8 million contract to remain on The X-Factor for 4 years. He also has his own Radio 2 show every Saturday morning.

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Dermot O’Leary’s net worth

Dermot O’Leary has racked up quite a sum from his various TV and radio shows. As a result, he has a net worth of around £9.7 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

LadBible reports that in 2009, Dermot opened his own fish and chip shop in Brighton, called Fishy Fishy, he also opened a branch in Poole, but both were shut down as they didn’t have enough customers.

O’Leary has also published a children’s book series called Toto the Ninja Cat, the first book Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape was published in 2017 and so far, there are 5 books, the last being published in 2021.

Sources used:

Daily Record: ‘BBC and ITV's top paid stars with some raking in over £30,000 a day’

Daily Record: ‘Holly Willoughby's new co-host revealed replacing Phillip Schofield on This Morning’

LadBible: ‘What Is Dermot O’Leary’s Net Worth In 2022?’

Edinburgh News: ‘ITV This Morning presenters’ salaries including Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Alison Hammond and more’

Celebrity Net Worth: ‘Dermot O'Leary Net Worth’

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