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Dermot O’Leary marries Dee Koppang | Jamie Tuohy

After 10 years together, Dermot O’Leary married Dee Koppang yesterday in a ceremony which was billed as ‘intimate’, but yet was filled with the couple’s celebrity friends.

The bride looked stunning in a cream silk gown with lace detailing and as she kissed her groom outside St. Mary’s Church in Chiddingstone, Dermot looked dapper in a three-piece midnight blue suit.

Before the ceremony, Dermot was seen driving his own vintage Mercedes wedding car and arrived early to the church, so as to have a drink at the local pub before tying the knot, in true Irish style!

Shortly before entering the church, Dermot spoke to the locals who had gathered for a glimpse of the star and he posed for the waiting media, who had arrived en masse for the celebrity wedding.

Dermot’s producer and director bride, Dee arrived shortly after, flanked by her bridesmaids who looked pretty in light blue lace dresses. The ceremony, which was a traditional Irish Catholic ceremony, was followed by a reception at the nearby 15th century Chiddingstone Castle.

Dermot and Dee were joined by a host of celebrity friends for the nuptials which stipulated a dress code of “lounge suits and seasonal glamour.” Caroline Flack was very, shall we say, liberal with the dress code, as she turned up to the wedding in her ubiquitous shorts and blazer combo, looking gorgeous, albeit a tad underdressed for such an event.

Holly Willoughby and her Celeb Juice co-stars Leigh Francis and Fearne Cotton were all in attendance, as was actor James Cordon and adventurer Bear Grylls. Newly-weds Chris O’Dowd and Dawn Porter also turned up, looking chic and sophisticated in matching monochrome outfits.

Dermot had previously spoken out about his desire to settle down and become a married man, but confessed that he wouldn’t be leaving behind crazy party days, because there simply weren’t any. He said,

“There’s no sort of raucous bachelor days to put behind me when we get married. I love my girlfriend and the woman that will be my wife and we are really relaxed with each other.”


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