Dermot O’Leary caused The One Show to momentarily pause when he walked off while being interviewed by hosts Alex Jones and Ronan Keating. The hosts interviewed Dermot and Susan Calman via video link while Michael McIntyre joined the presenters in the BBC studio. However, the conversation was forced to come to a halt when Michael noticed Dermot had rushed off to get his cat.
Ronan asked: “Now, Dermot now many people know this about you but you started your career as a stand up, is that right?”
“Well I mean let’s be very clear about this. I started my career as a warm-up which is a very charitable definition of stand-up,” Dermot replied.
“I’m not holding a candle to Michael and Susan. But yes I warmed-up for Mel and Sue I was one of the researchers on Light Lunch.
“One day the bosses came in and said, ‘We’ve just sacked the warm-up guy, will you go on?’”
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The One Show: Dermot O'Leary walked off to get his cat (Image: BBC)
The One Show: Dermot went off screen to grab his cat (Image: BBC)
“I did that and Andi Peters came along as one of the guests and he saw me do warm-up and said, ‘Do you want to screen test for some jobs,’ and I ended up getting T4 off the back of