Dermot O’Leary beams as he completes the Royal Parks Half Marathon

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Dermot O’Leary was among 16,000 people to complete the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

The This Morning host, 49, beamed as he picked up his medal after completing the 13.1-mile race, which takes runners through four of London’s royal parks on Sunday

He joined stars including EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy and Love Island star Priya Goldpadas.

After finishing the race, an excited Dermot said: “For me, what I enjoyed today was the privilege of being able to run around our beautiful city and be in places that you take for granted and drive by or walk past , but really, every corner you turn there’s something amazing to see and you almost forget you’re running – to begin with!

“And then it’s beautiful [collegial] a moment. Everyone is running together and I know it sounds like a cliché and you expect that with the full marathon. I’ve been in a lot of halves, you don’t expect that much from a half – so Royal Parks, it’s a wonderful moment.’

Jenny Falconer led the runners in the 15th annual Royal Parks Half Marathon, which has raised nearly £60 million for more than 1,200 charities since its inception.

Dermot had a blast (Photo: RB Create)
He picked up his medal (Photo: Hazpics / SplashNews.com)

The race takes runners through four of London’s eight Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Dermot, who rose to fame after presenting on T4 and becoming a member of the Big Brother host team, recently opened up to Metro.co.uk about the fame.

(Left to right) Dermott with Priya Gopaldas, Jenny Falconer and Sian Williams (Photo: Hazpics / SplashNews.com)
16,000 people ran the half marathon (Photo: RB Create)

“I’m very lucky, I have a wonderful level of fame that I’m very happy about,” he said.

“Everything happened relatively gradually to me. And also, when you’re a host, or anchor, or broadcaster, whatever you want to call it, it’s a different kind of fame.

“People, they don’t hang on every word you say, like you wrote a song or you scored a goal or you were involved in winning an Oscar… so everybody kind of has a real idea of ​​who you are…

;There’s a level of mystique that’s not there, and I really like that because for the most part, whether people like you or don’t like you, they know that you know, a version of you.’

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