Dermot O'Leary to open NTAs with all singing and dancing extravaganza

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X Factor host Dermot O'Leary is planning quite the entrance to the National Television Awards in 2017.

The annual TV awards ceremony is back in January and Dermot will once again be fronting the bash.

Held at London's O2 Arena, the awards will showcase the best of British telly over the previous 12 months.

After last time - during his 'year off' from The X Factor - opening the show with the help of Bear Grylls, Dermot is planning a much more musical introduction for what will be the 22nd annual awards ceremony.

"Dermot is preparing an all-singing, all-dancing opener for the NTAs," a source spilled to The Sun newspaper. “He is set to belt out a song for the audience in a white tux, with an old-school mic.

"And it wouldn’t be a Dermot performance without throwing in his classic dance moves."

According to the tabloid, Dermot has been getting some vocal training ahead of his debut.

“It’s going to be a huge spectacle so Dermot is keen to make sure everything is in tip-top shape," the source continued. “He’s been watching what he does over Christmas to make sure he’s not doing any damage to his voice."

The 22nd National Television Awards will be held at London's O2 Arena on January 25, 2017 and air on ITV.

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