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Cat Deeley's Biography

 
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Cat Deeley was born Catherine Deeley on 23rd October, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England.

Although Cat Deeley got nine As at 'O' Level and four 'A' Levels, she did not go to University and instead had a short stint in modelling, after being spotted by Storm, and then a long and successful career in television presenting.

She got her TV break in 1997 after sending her audition tape to MTV.

Cat Deeley became famous through children's television. In 2001 she won the children's BAFTA for best presenter, for her work on SM:tv but soon after she left the show (just a few months after Ant & Dec). She had been on SM:tv for over three years.

In February 2005, Cat Deeley resigned as host of ITV1's Saturday morning children's music show CD:UK after six years.

Cat Deeley's popularity as a children's presenter made her an ideal patron of the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity.

Deeley's presenting credits also include Fame Academy with Patrick Kielty and Stars In Their Eyes.

In Spring 2006 Cat Deeley's took over from the pregnant Lauren Sanchez as the presenter of So You Think You Can Dance in the USA.

Cat Deeley went on to become the regular host of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.

An emblem of her growing status was Sky selecting Cat Deeley to conduct their scoop interview with Kylie Minogue in July 2006.

Deeley split up with her long-term partner Mark Whelan in February 2006.

In November 2006, Cat Deeley became part of the Good Morning America 'family'. Her first assignment as 'entertainment contributor' was to interview Lindsay Lohan.

In October 2009, it was announced that Cat Deeley would host the BBC version of So You Think You Can Dance.

In June 2012, Cat Deeley was joint winner in the best reality show host category at the US Critics' Choice TV Awards. She shared the award with Dancing With The Stars presenter Tom Bergeron.

In 2012, Cat Deeley married Patrick Kielty.

In 2016, they had a baby boy.



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