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Dermot O’Leary holds back tears before Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick’s ITV This Morning appearance

Dermot O’Leary almost found himself in tears during the last episode of This Morning of the week. The presenter was back at the helm of the ITV daytime show on Friday alongside co-host Alison Hammond.

The pair usually present the end of the week show but this was their second stint hosting the show this week after filling in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Easter Monday.

On the latest show they were joined in the studio by the Supervet himself Noel Fitzpatrick. The extraordinary vet was on the programme to chat to Alison and Dermot about swapping his veterinary surgery for the stage as he goes on a nationwide arena tour.

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But before he began his chat with the hosting duo, a clip of Noel from his Channel 4 show was played out on-screen where he was tending to the sick animals at his practice.

And it proved to almost be too much for Dermot, 48, as when they returned to the studio to introduce Noel and start their chat, the former X Factor host looked close to tears.

“Oh, man I am done in already,” he said, hiding his face with his script. “It’s amazing, isn’t it?” Alison said as Dermot joked: “No, you’re crying!”



The presenter got a little bit emotional

Copsing himself, the dad-one-one carried on: “Now for his latest project Supervet, Noel is swapping the surgery for the stage as he’s on a nationwide arena tour for animal lovers everywhere. He joins us now, good to have you.”

But Noel didn’t want to brush it off and told Dermot: “That was so sweet to see your response to that It was beautiful, it was beautiful.”

Alison said of her co-host: “It’s about love and he’s got a lot of love to give,” to which Noel replied: “That’s it, before adding: “And that is what the tour is about.”



Dermot composed himself and moved on

As well as talking about the tour, Noel also discussed his own dog Keira, who tragically died last year at the age of 14. He recalled breaking down in tears as he discussed caring for a patient’s puppy with the same name, and was named after Noel’s dog.

“Last night you won’t believe this, but last night at midnight, I was sitting in the wards with a puppy called Keira named after my dog,” the vet said. “A border terrier that I fixed last night and that is the circle of life.”

Addressing Dermot, Noel added: “Yeah, honestly, I was tearing up like you were earlier because I just thought, as you said, that love coming back and it was magnificent. Keira was on my last tour with me and during my very first talk about this tour, she comes back. Isn’t that beautiful?”