Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley is a British journalist who is at present a television presenter at CNN. She is hosting the show Royal Wedding with Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan. She had earlier hosted the popular show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ since the year 2006 in the United States. Besides her work as television presenter she is also a model, singer, and actress.

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A Birmingham native, Deeley’s exposure to modeling started at the age of 14, when she reached the finals of a BBC competition, ‘The Clothes Show’. She started modeling when she was 16. Her original name is Catherine Elizabeth Deeley, which was shortened to the nickname, Cat. Deeley has been linked to several celebrities including actors Leonardo Di Caprio and Jack Hudson. She had dated Mark Whelan, a businessman and the actor Michael McMillan. She married Patrick Kielty in September, 2012 in Rome after revealing about their relationship earlier in 2012.


Cat Deeley started her career as a model. She left modeling in 1997 and joined MTV as television presenter. She co-hosted the program SMTV Live on Saturday mornings and also the spin offs CD: UK Hotshots and CD: UK. She appeared in the BBC show Happiness in 2002. She has also appeared on many television advertisements including Garnier Fructis, Marks and Spencer and Shape Water. She hosted the reality show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in the United States since 2006. The interview she did with Kylie Minogue was telecast on Sky One in UK, Channel Nine in Australia, and BBC America in the year 2006. She also worked as guest reporter at NBC and Fox Channel for a short period. Deeley hosted the show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in the UK in 2010. In 2012, she hosted the dating game show involving celebrities, ‘The Choice’ at Fox Channel in the US.

Other interests

Deeley was one of the speakers at the Wembley Stadium, where the Concert for Diana was held. She also presented the Soundtrack to My Life third season, the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and the TV version of the game ‘20Q’ on GSN. She also did a guest appearance in the show ‘Shake It Up’ on Disney Channel. She began her own web series ‘Behind the Scenes’ produced by Collective Digital Studio, Deeley, and Yahoo!

Cat Deeley is quite popular for her role as host in American Idol and So You think You Can Dance and various other shows. She has won the 2001 Children’s BAFTA award, was nominated for the Primetime Emmy award three times and she was the guest judge in the show ‘America’s Next Top Model Cycle 18’ in 2012.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 23 Oct, 1976
Age: 43 yrs
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Sutton Coldfield
Education: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Gender: Female
Description: English television presenter, actress, singer and model
Twitter Id: Catdeeley
Spouse: Patrick Kielty [M. 2012]
Net Worth 2021: 15 million
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Last Modified: Jun 21 2020
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