Dermot O'Leary has landed his own food and travel series.

Dermot O'Leary has landed his own food and travel series

Dermot O'Leary has landed his own food and travel series

The 'This Morning' presenter - who is the son of Irish parents Maria and Seán - will front five-part series 'Dermot’s Taste of Ireland' on ITV1 and ITVX.

In the show, Dermot - who has opened two of his own fish-themed restaurants - will head back to his family roots in the Emerald Isle on a gastronomic tour, in a bid to find out the Ireland’s best-kept delicious secrets.

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!"

Dermot will taste his way across Ireland, sampling the likes of traditional Irish stew, soda bread, fresh seafood, and boxty potato pancakes.

In the series, he will also meet chefs and locals who champion and celebrate Ireland's gastronomic heritage.

What's more, Dermot will be seen fishing for oysters by the sea in Cork, and exploring the buzz of the Dublin food scene, before heading over to Northern Ireland.

Leanne Clarke, Assistant Commissioner, ITV Entertainment and Daytime ITV, said: "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."

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