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Dermot O’Leary to front new food and travel show on ITV

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O’Leary is set to embark on a culinary journey back to his roots with the newly commissioned ITV series, Dermot’s Taste of Ireland.

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This five-part series, produced by Rock Oyster Media, will air on ITV1 and ITVX, offering viewers a delicious tour of Ireland’s gastronomic heritage.

The series will see Dermot exploring a variety of traditional and modern Irish dishes, from hearty Irish stew and soda bread to fresh seafood and boxty potato pancakes.

Travelling across the Emerald Isle, he will meet the chefs and locals who celebrate and preserve Ireland’s rich culinary traditions.

Having already opened two fish-themed restaurants and shared his favourite recipes on This Morning, Dermot is now taking his culinary passion on the road. His journey will traverse Ireland’s ancient landscapes, diverse cities, and stunning coastlines, providing a comprehensive taste of the island’s culinary delights.

Dermot’s itinerary includes visiting Michelin Star restaurants in Kinsale, known as the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland’, fishing for oysters by the sea in Cork, enjoying home-grown comfort food in Wexford, and exploring the vibrant food scene in Dublin.

His adventure will also take him to Northern Ireland, including the bustling city of Belfast.

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Expressing his excitement for the series, Dermot said: “I can’t wait to embark on this trip, to explore two of my great loves, Ireland and food. 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!”

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