Dermot O’Leary candidly opens up on how he’s coping with fatherhood following birth of son Kasper

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TV Presenter Dermot O’Leary has opened up on how he is dealing with fatherhood after the birth of his son Kasper in June.

Speaking on Radio 2 the star explained that he and his 41-year-old wife Dee are having are “having a great time” and that they are currently enjoying a “period of sleepless love” at home with their baby.

In an on-air interview with James Bay on Saturday, the singer asked the 47-year-old presenter how he was getting on with the new-born and how the family were coping.

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Dermott then replied: “Oh he is brilliant, we are having a great time. That sort of lovely foggy period of sleepless love. Just wake up and go: 'Hey, this guy'.

“Every now and again you hear noises and think: 'What is that noise?' and then you're like: 'Oh that is my son'.

'"Is that a cat? No, that's our child."'

However, this isn’t the first time Dermott has spoken on his radio show about the baby, as last Saturday he detailed how he was born as well as revealing the name of his son.

Dedicating a song to his offspring, the radio host said: “My lovely son came into the world ten days ago accompanied by Guy Garvey's Elbow.

"So forgive this moment of brief self-indulgence while we play the song that accompanied that.

“This is for you Kasper with a K – my wife is very insistent on that. Kasper Koppang O'Leary welcome to the world!”

The couple announced the birth of their child on 27 June, with the X Factor host sharing a snap of a white baby grow which had on it the words “Koppang O’Leary Productions Est. 2020”.

He then captioned the post with: “Welcome to the world baby Koppang O’Leary…

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“We’re delighted to announce that we’ve had a baby!

“A little boy born on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (Sankthansaften / Midsummer for you Norwegians) at 8.19am, weighing in at 6lb 13oz.

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“Enjoying the cuddles in the newborn bubble… cats yet to be 100% convinced. Lots of love, Dermot & Dee x”.

His film producer wife Dee, also shared the same snap alongside an identical caption.

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