Dermot O'Leary speaks about parenthood for the FIRST TIME and admits he's 'having a great time'

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Dermot O'Leary speaks about parenthood for the FIRST TIME and admits he's 'having a great time'

Dermot O'Leary has spoken about parenthood for the first time.The presenter, 47, revealed that he and wife Dee Koppang, 41, were 'having a great ti

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Dermot O’Leary has spoken about parenthood for the first time.

The presenter, 47, revealed that he and wife Dee Koppang, 41, were ‘having a great time’ after welcoming son Kaspar in June.

Dermot opened up about his new-found fatherhood during an interview with James Bay on Radio 2 on Saturday. 

Joyous: Dermot O'Leary spoke about parenthood for the first time during an interview with James Bay on Radio 2 on Saturday

Joyous: Dermot O’Leary spoke about parenthood for the first time during an interview with James Bay on Radio 2 on Saturday

The Hold Back The River hitmaker congratulated Dermot on the new arrival before asking how the family was getting on.

Dermot sweetly responded and said: ‘Oh he is brilliant, we are having a great time. That sort of lovely foggy period of sleepless love. Just wake up and go “hey, this guy”. 

‘Every now and again you hear noises and think “what is that noise?” and then you’re like “oh that is my son”. 

‘”Is that a cat? No, that’s our child.”‘ 

'We are having a great time': Dermot, 47, and wife Dee Koppang, 41, welcomed son Kaspar in June and are still relishing in their new-found parenthood

‘We are having a great time’: Dermot, 47, and wife Dee Koppang, 41, welcomed son Kaspar in June and are still relishing in their new-found parenthood

The light-hearted exchange comes after Dermot announced the newborn’s name live on his BBC radio show last Saturday before dedicating a song by Elbow to his son.

Speaking to his listeners, he revealed this was the track that he was born to and explained the reasons behind his son’s name.

‘My lovely son came into the world ten days ago accompanied by Guy Garvey’s Elbow. So forgive this moment of brief self-indulgence while we play the song that accompanied that.

Loving: The light-hearted exchange comes after Dermot announced the newborn's name live on his BBC radio show last Saturday before dedicating a song by Elbow to his son

Loving: The light-hearted exchange comes after Dermot announced the newborn’s name live on his BBC radio show last Saturday before dedicating a song by Elbow to his son

‘This is for you Kasper with a K – my wife is very insistent on that. Kasper Koppang O’Leary welcome to the world!’

He also joked that the sleepless nights will have him taking power naps between playing songs, and made a nod to this with The Beatles song I’m Only Sleeping.

Under an Instagram post of himself looking a little tired on his return to the studio, one follower commented: ‘Asleep standing up?’ 

The star recently took to Instagram to announce the news as he gushed he was ‘enjoying the cuddles in a newborn bubble’.

Baby news! The star recently took to Instagram to announce the news as he gushed he was 'enjoying the cuddles in a newborn bubble'

Baby news! The star recently took to Instagram to announce the news as he gushed he was ‘enjoying the cuddles in a newborn bubble’ 

Posting a sweet photo of the personalised baby grow, Dermot revealed he and Dee welcomed a son together, after first announcing that they were expecting in February.

In his post, Dermot penned: ‘Welcome to the world baby Koppang O’Leary… We’re delighted to announce that we’ve had a baby! 

‘A little boy born on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (Sankthansaften / Midsummer for you Norwegians) at 8.19am, weighing in at 6lb 13oz. 

‘Enjoying the cuddles in the newborn bubble… cats yet to be 100% convinced. Lots of love, Dermot & Dee x.’

Queen: Just a day before their son was born, Dermot revealed that he and Dee were celebrating their impending arrival with a 'summer solstice' theme baby shower

Queen: Just a day before their son was born, Dermot revealed that he and Dee were celebrating their impending arrival with a ‘summer solstice’ theme baby shower

Just a day before their son was born, Dermot revealed that he and Dee were celebrating their impending arrival with a ‘summer solstice’ theme baby shower. 

Taking to Instagram earlier in the year, they shared a fun picture of a message board decorated with a floral wreath which said ‘Koppang O’Leary productions’ would be welcoming a ‘new arrival coming soon’. 

In the post Dermot penned: ‘We’re pleased to announce that we’re expecting a little Koppang O’Leary…’

Sweet: Taking to Instagram earlier in the year, they shared a fun picture of a message board decorated with a floral wreath which said 'Koppang O'Leary productions' would be welcoming a 'new arrival coming soon'

Sweet: Taking to Instagram earlier in the year, they shared a fun picture of a message board decorated with a floral wreath which said ‘Koppang O’Leary productions’ would be welcoming a ‘new arrival coming soon’

Dee debuted her baby bump for the first time at the British Academy Film Awards 2020 Nominees’ Party in February.    

Since then, the private couple have shared rare glimpses of Dee’s pregnancy during lockdown. 

But the presenter’s news sparked a slew of congratulatory posts from stars including Holly Willoughby, Tamzin Outhwaite and Ruth Langsford. 

Dermot and Dee met in 2002 when they worked for the same TV production company, and got engaged in New York in December 2011. 

Dermot tied the knot with Dee in 2012 after ten years together at St Mary’s Church in Chiddingstone, Kent.

It proved to be a star-studded occasion with guests including Holly Willoughby, James Corden and Bear Grylls. 

In 2015 Dermot hinted that he was ready to start a family with wife Dee, telling Fabulous Magazine: ‘I definitely want kids, but I’ve got a very busy wife with a very busy life.

Big news: Dee debuted her baby bump for the first time at the British Academy Film Awards 2020 Nominees' Party in February (pictured)

Big news: Dee debuted her baby bump for the first time at the British Academy Film Awards 2020 Nominees’ Party in February (pictured) 

‘It’s not fair for me to say, ”I want kids now”. I do want kids with my wife, but I want them when we both think it’s the right thing to happen.’   

Late last year ahead of his seventh wedding anniversary, Dermot also spoke about the secret to his happy relationship, telling Fabulous: ‘It’s a work in progress, isn’t it? 

‘The key for me is giving each other space, not giving each other a hard time and actually having fun together. And we do.’  

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