‘Clare Balding,’ he says. ‘She’s just so effortless. She and Gabby Logan did a great job on the Olympics.’
And although Dermot’s used to the pressures of a live show thanks to his job on The X Factor, the demands of an awards ceremony broadcast live on TV must be even higher.
‘I embrace it when things go wrong,’ he replies. ‘Last year half the people who were getting an award weren’t there when the show started!’
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