A FAMOUS television presenter from Colchester returned to his former school where a study room to support students with dyslexia was unveiled in his honour.

Dermot O’Leary visited St Benedict’s Catholic College, in Norman Way, Colchester, on Tuesday, as part of a special BBC event celebrating its 100th anniversary.

During his time at the educational institution, the broadcaster and children’s author took part in an assembly attended by students in Years 8 to 11.

He spoke about his journey from being a wide-eyed school student in Colchester to becoming a staple of our screens, presenting shows like X Factor and This Morning.

In celebration of his career and to commemorate his visit, the school also revealed a special intervention room which has now been named after the 49-year-old.

Footage shared on social media shows the touching moment Dermot peeled a yellow sheet from the door to unveil a plaque branding his name.

The study room, described as being “bright and cheerful”, will now be used for dyslexia and literacy support, and revision for Year 11 students during breaktimes.

Dermot's time at the school also saw him watch drama pupils rehearse, speak to prefects, and listen to music students rock-out a Red Hot Chilli Peppers classic.

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Dermot's latest return to his hometown comes after he visited another of his former schools, St Thomas More’s Primary School, back in March.

His stop-off came in support of Essex County Council’s Essex Year of Reading campaign and saw him lead an engaging workshop.

During the heart-warming event, the broadcaster turned children’s author read an extract from his book Toto the Ninja Cat and the Legend of the Wildcat.

“There is something very unique about coming to speak at schools because when you write the book you don’t think that is ever going to happen," he said at the time.

“But then you meet people who have read it and the young minds that have engaged with it and that is the bit that blows you away."