The host is surprised by attention he receives

Dermot O’Leary won’t be letting the attention he’s receiving at the moment go to his head.

The 40-year-old presenter, who recently caused a stir on Twitter after X Factor viewers noticed a shapely bulge in his tight trousers, thinks girls probably only like him because he’s on TV.

When you hit 40, you think young girls shouldn’t find you attractive,’ Dermot tells The Sun.

They should fancy Harry Styles. If they say I’m good-looking, I say I’m not good-looking – I’m just on the telly.

If I was in France or Italy and you were 16 you wouldn’t look twice at me – you’d go eurgh, there’s an old man.’

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Anna Francis