X-Factor host Dermot O'Leary has revealed that his wife Dee Koppang is expecting their first child

The 46-year-old presenter made the announcement on Instagram, saying: 'Koppang O'Leary productions' would be welcoming a 'new arrival' in the coming months.

'We're pleased to announce that we're expecting a little Koppang O'Leary...', wrote the popular TV presenter, whose family roots are in the Fethard-on-Sea area in County Wexford.

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The veteran presenter married his 41-year old Norwegian actress wife in 2012 at St Mary's Church in Chiddingstone, Kent. 

O'Leary has frequently talked about his Irish family connections of which he is clearly proud.

He inherited a love of sport from his father, who played for the Wexford hurling team and emigrated to London prior to Wexford winnng the All-Ireland in 1968.

"He was kind of like the bright young thing of Wexford hurling at that time and he would have definitely been on the side," O'Leary recalled in a 2018 Second Captains Live interview on RTÉ Radio 1. "There's definitely still a fire there."

The Irish influence was strong but not forced, Dermot revealed in the course of the interview. "I always describe myself as, `I’m Irish but not from Ireland,' if that makes sense..

"I’ve had an Irish passport since I was a kid and I’ve never had a British passport. And I don’t hold that as, like, a badge of honour or anything, it’s just something that happened. They never forced that [Irish] identity down our throats, it just felt very natural for us."

Dermot O'Leary and Dee Koppang attending the British Academy Film Awards 2020 Nominees' Party at Kensington Palace, London