It was a Happy New Year for Des as he fronted Scotland’s biggest broadcast of 2019 – and so far 2020. At its peak, coverage of BBC1’s Hogmanay Live topped over 1 million viewers as Des counted down to midnight from the heart of Edinburgh.

The entertainment show featured celebrity appearances and live performances from Travis, Emile Sande and Twin Atlantic. 

Des described fronting the Hogmanay coverage as a “dream come true”. Adding that he was “delighted so many viewers were able to join the party!”