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23rd Jun 2015

Dermot O’Leary Admits To Eyeing Up Top Gear Role

"I love my cars"

Dermot O’ Leary has admitted that he would consider a presenting role on Top Gear but he would want to be the main man. 

Speaking on Good Morning Britain this week, the heartthrob admitted he would love to host the BBC hit show but doesn’t quite fancy his chances.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Former X factor Presenter Dermot O'Leary pictured taking a ride on his  Triumph Motorcycle in Sunny London on April 14, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Crowder/Legge/GC Images)
The presenter has been eyeing up the role. 

He said: “I love my cars but I think Chris is such a main man and he’s a big deal for me.

“He’s one of the reasons why I got into television in the first place but I would imagine he’d want his own team on it.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Dermot O'Leary attends the press launch for the new series of "The X Factor" at Ham Yard Hotel on August 27, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Dermot announced earlier this year that he would not return to X Factor. 

Presenter Kate Garraway went on to suggest that the presenter could join Chris’ team but Dermot revealed he wasn’t interested in playing the wing man.

He responded: “I doubt it. The thing is I think if I was going to do it I’d want to do what Chris is doing, he’s in charge of it.”

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Dermot is planning a Stateside trip. 

Speaking about his recent departure from The X Factor, Dermot explained: “I won’t have a bad word said about it but it felt like the right time this year.”

The star, who has also played down rumours that he is set to join the Strictly Come Dancing crew, recently admitted he would like to return to The X Factor for the Judges’ Houses stage.

We can only dream…