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Overview (3)

Born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England, UK
Birth NameCatherine Elizabeth Deeley
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cat Deeley was born on October 23, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England as Catherine Elizabeth Deeley. She is an actress and producer, known for So You Think You Can Dance (2005), Deadbeat (2014) and Life's Too Short (2011). She has been married to Patrick Kielty since September 30, 2012. They have two children.

Family (1)

Spouse Patrick Kielty (30 September 2012 - present)  (2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Typically hosts her shows barefoot
Birmingham accent
Her long blonde hair
Crooked nose

Trivia (15)

Ranked 7th sexiest woman in FHM. [2001]
Came in at #12 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, UK edition. [June 2002]
Won award: Favourite UK cable personality - The Scorpio Multimedia Cable TV Awards 2002.
Along with Patrick Kielty, was a host of The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live (2006).
Is the voice of "Loretta Geargrinder" in the UK version of the film Robots (2005) (replacing Natasha Lyonne, who voiced the character for the original American version).
When she was 7, wanted to host TV shows. Loves trashy talk shows.
Her house in Los Angeles used to belong to Marilyn Monroe.
Is friends with fashion designer Matthew Williamson, and often wears his designs to public events.
She shortened her name to Cat after signing up with the Storm modeling agency because they already had several other models named Catherine on their books.
While at school, she played the clarinet in Sandwell Youth Concert Band.
(September 30, 2012) Married her boyfriend of 9 months Patrick Kielty in Rome following a 4 month-long engagement.
Hosting US program: So You Think You Can Dance (2005). [2006]
Has two sons with her husband Patrick Kielty - Milo Kielty (b. January 2016) and James Patrick Kielty (b. June 2018).
Her older son Milo's name is a reference to An American in Paris (1951).
She often chooses to host her shows barefoot, stating that she feels more comfortable and at home this way.

Personal Quotes (6)

[on Ryan Seacrest]: Ryan Seacrest should get it. He's brilliant. He's an absolute professional. . . . But if he is busy, I will be more than happy to clip myself into a frock . . . and get down there.
[When she replaced Lauren Sanchez as hostess of So You Think You Can Dance (2005), for the show's second season]: When I first started the show, I said that I'd really like to be involved in the audition process. I wanted to develop a relationship with the dancers right from the beginning. I didn't want them to suddenly turn up to the studio eight weeks into the process and say, 'Hold on a second, who's the English bird?' If it's 5 a.m. and freezing cold and snowing in New York City and they're lining up outside for auditions, I am too.
[on getting back into shape]: I try to do yoga three times a week and eat healthily - although nothing is off limits and I drink lots of water.
[on her last taping day of Pop Show in England]: I've had a great few years, met some really incredible people and been given some wonderful opportunities.
People always say to me, 'You're exactly the same as you are on the telly.' I'm always taken aback, because yes, I'm exactly the same. I don't play a character. Certain facets of my personality are heightened, because you need to project a bit more on the telly, but essentially I am exactly the same.
[If there were serious doubts about whether American audience would warm to her, or even understand her British accent]: I was very aware that the only thing that had changed with the show in the second season was me. So if it bombed, I would be the big, bad English scapegoat they'd ship back off home. You have to be logical about it. You can't just suddenly come over here all sort of wide-eyed. You have to work it out and make it your own, make yourself a bit indispensable. I wanted to become part of the infrastructure.

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