Derriere O'Leary: Dermot gets groped by a random woman during the X Factor auditions
14:07 GMT, 18 March 2012
As a TV presenter, Dermot O'Leary has never had to audition on X Factor before.
But, yesterday, the 38-year-old found himself at the centre of a cheeky inspection as one lucky fan got to grips with him.
As Dermot got to work talking to wannabe singers who were lining up in Manchester, a girl in the queue reached out and grabbed his derriere.
Cheeky girl: One sly girl gets a handful of Dermot O'Leary's bottom in Manchester, yesterday
The unnamed female just couldn't help but take a full grope of the TV star's pert rear and seized her chance.
She even pulled a comical face while taking advantage of O'Leary, who had no idea what was about to happen to him.
The former Big Brother's Little Brother host took it all in his stride and shared a joke with the random girl as she burst out laughing.
An X Factor hopeful told The People: 'Grabbing his behind clearly made her day.'
Hello: The presenter was in Manchester for X Factor auditions when he was groped
The Manchester auditions had been held at Old Trafford football stadium, in the home city of judge Gary Barlow.
The Take That star confirmed that he will be returning for the new series and according to the Sun newspaper, everyone is delighted about it.
A source told the newspaper: 'Everyone was delighted Gary agreed to come back for another series of X Factor. There's no ink on the contract, but he's good for his word.
Naughty girl: Dermot took the grope in his stride and laughed it off
'He was being a bit sheepish about his decision though because the diary has kicked up some problems.'
N-Dubz singer Tulisa and veteran judge Louis Walsh are both expected to return to the show but there are still doubts as to whether Kelly Rowland will commit to the new series.
Homecoming: Gary Barlow, pictured earlier this week, has agreed to return to X Factor