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Dermot O’Leary heads to Ireland with ITV


Dermot O’Leary heads to Ireland with ITV

Television broadcaster Dermot O’Leary is embarking on a food adventure in Dermot’s Taste of Ireland…

The five-part series will take the Radio 2 presenter back to his family roots in the Emerald Isle on a gastronomic tour, to discover the island of Ireland’s best kept delicious secrets. From traditional Irish stew to soda bread, fresh seafood, and boxty potato pancakes – Dermot will taste his way across the island, meeting the chefs and locals that champion and celebrate Ireland’s gastronomic heritage.

Leanne Clarke, Assistant Commissioner, ITV Entertainment & Daytime ITV:

“We are thrilled to be commissioning this brand new series, Dermot’s Taste of Ireland with one of our much-loved talents here at ITV. We can’t wait to learn more about the history and culture that Ireland has to offer.”

Having opened two of his own fish-themed restaurants and sharing some of his favourite home recipes on ITV’s This Morning, he is now taking his passion on the road whilst exploring Ireland’s ancient landscapes, diverse cities and stunning coastlines.

Dermot with Alison Hammond on This Morning

From Michelin Star restaurants in the  in the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland‘ Kinsale; to fishing for oysters by the sea in Cork; sitting down for some home-grown comfort food in Wexford; and exploring the buzz of the Dublin food scene; before venturing across to Northern Ireland and the bustling city of Belfast and beyond – Dermot’s Taste of Ireland promises to be a foodie delight, full of surprises.

Dermot O’Leary:

“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!’

Made by Rock Oyster Media the series will air on ITV1, STV, STV Player and ITVX

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