Showbiz presenter Dermot O’Leary is swapping Saturday night telly for a life of literature.
The broadcaster will be signing copies of his new children’s book, Wings of Glory, at Waterstones in Bluewater.
The former X Factor host will be at the Greenhithe shopping centre to meet fans and celebrate the release of the new book, which is inspired by the Second World War and airbases in Essex and Kent.
Since his early days presenting shows such as Big Brother’s Little Brother and T4 to his decade-long run on the X Factor and 10 years hosting the National Television Awards, Dermot has become a familiar face for many TV viewers.
He also stepped in to present daytime show This Morning alongside Alison Hammond after the departure of Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford in 2021.
In 2017, Dermot - who married his wife Dee in Chiddingstone near Sevenoaks in 2012 - released his debut children’s book Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape.
The Toto the Ninja Cat series has since become a bestselling book series.
You can get your copy of Wings of Glory, which features illustrations by Claire Powell, signed by Dermot at Bluewater on Saturday, November 25 from 12.30pm.
You can book tickets in advance here to guarantee your place in line. Tickets cost £12.99 and include a copy of Wings of Glory.
The following week, Olympic gold medalist Kelly Holmes will also be visiting the bookshop to sign copies of her new memoir, Unique.
In the book, the Pembury-born athlete shares her experiences as a gay woman in the military and her fear of being outed at major sporting events in front of a worldwide audience.
Kelly Holmes will be at Waterstones in Bluewater on Thursday, November 30 from 5.30pm.
Tickets are not required for this event but you can purchase a copy of Unique from the shop ahead of the signing.