Dermot O’Leary to promote Ireland in new ITV series

Pic: Instagram/Dermot O’Leary

Sure, there’s no better man for it!

Yes, Dermot O’Leary is set to front a brand new ITV series promoting tourist destinations across Ireland.

The five-part series which is called Dermot’s Taste of Ireland, is supported by Tourism Ireland and follows Dermot as he tours, tastes and bakes his way around the island of Ireland, meeting with local food producers, chefs and restaurateurs along the way.

Filming for the five-part series is currently taking place in Kinsale, Cork City, Wexford, Dublin and Belfast.

Pic: Instagram/Dermot O’Leary

Announcing the show, ITV said: “The five-part series, made by Rock Oyster Media, will take the much-loved 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.

“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.”

While Dermet admitted in a statement that he couldn’t wait to explore two of his favourite 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,” he added.

Pic: Instagram/Dermot O’Leary

“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!”

Announcing the news on Instagram he said: “Well, this is a delight! Been shooting this for the best part of May. A culinary road trip and love letter to the old country.

“A drop of nostalgia, sprinkled with the best producers, farmers, restauranteurs, and garnished with a biggg grin. ‘To the waters and the wild.’ X”

Safe to say, we will be tuning in!

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