Simon Cowell likes his trousers high, Dermot O’Leary, we’ve learned, likes them fitted.
Yep, I went there. I asked Mr O’Leary how it felt to have a whole lot of people talking about his nether regions during last year’s X Factor series.
“I can’t believe you just asked me that question. [It was] no more awkward than answering this question. You just sort of ignore it to be honest with you.
“I like a fitted trouser,” he laughs.
In fact, it wasn’t his trousers that I was discussing last year, it was his feet. There was very little Dermot dancing action at the beginning of each show. A loss I felt (and continue to feel) so I set up a bit of an online campaign to get him grooving again.
So, will he dance this year?
“I’ll try, I need to run it past Simon.”
On my keenness to get him dancing he jokes, “It weirded me out a little bit, because you were thinking a bit more about my dancing than, I’ve got to be honest, I think about my dancing”.
Back to the job in hand, I asked Dermot whether he thinks the show is better off with Simon on the panel, during which he accidentally says it’s better off without him. Check out the video here:
Emma is RadioTimes.com’s resident reality TV expert and is most likely to be found chasing Simon Cowell down the street, cancelling her social life to keep up with the latest batch of sob stories and trying to get selfies with celebrities. Emma is a chat show addict and quotes Friends more than is probably healthy.