If there are two things the general public knows about Dermot Bannon it's that he loves open plan design, and that he does not think of himself as a celebrity. 

In fact, he flat out refuses to accept his stardom. In this sneak peek of the RTÉ Guide interview below, he explains how his career will continue as it always did, fame or no fame.

"You get a lot of people blowing smoke up your a**, telling you that you’re a visionary and all that," he says. "I’m not. I’m an architect, I do my job. Similarly I don’t believe the downside. So I haven’t changed how I think about myself or how I think about the show", he tells Donal O'Donoghue. 

In between signing contracts across the city and taking selfies with adoring fans, the architect opens up about being a shy and bullied kid in school, and what it was like to go on a date with Jenni Falconer as a seemingly confident 21-year-old.

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