Catherine Elizabeth Deeley professionally known as Cat Deeley is an English television presenter, model, and actress. She not only appeared in the British entertainment industry but also in the United States. Further, she is best known for hosting the ITV children’s show SMTV Live from 1998 to 2002. For which she won a BAFTA Children’s Award in 2001. Also, she hosted the show’s spin-off chart show CD: UK.
Besides this, the television presenter is well-known for hosting the dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance. she has been the host of the show since its second season in 2006. She is also an avid philanthropist and supporter of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2003. Additionally, she is also an active supporter of UNICEF.
Caption: The television presenter and actress, Cat Deeley.
Cat Deeley: Bio, Family, & Education
The television presenter was born on 23 October 1976 as Catherine Elizabeth Deeley in Birmingham, England, under the birth sign, Scorpio. Further, she was born as the daughter of her parents Howard Deeley and Janet Deeley at Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, England.
She has British nationality and belongs to an English ethnic group. Likewise, she grew up along with her brother Max Deeley in Sutton Coldfield and Great Barr. Regarding her education, she attended Grove Vale Junior School located in Birmingham, England, and Dartmouth High School in Great Barr. During her school days, she performed the clarinet in the Sandwell Youth Concert Band.
Cat Deeley: Career & Life Achievements
She started her career as a model at the young age of 14 when she entered a regional edition of a BBC competition The Clothes Show. She pursued her full-time modeling career until 1997 when she moved to host the MTV chart show Hitlist UK along with Edith Bowman from 1998 to 2002. Since then, she had hosted many programs including The Record of the Year, Fame Academy, and Stars in Their Eyes.
However, she came into the eye of the public after she began to host the American show So You Think You Can Dance in 2006 replacing Lauren Sánchez. She also became a guest host for the US Syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Further, she had filled in for Kelly Ripa on the morning talk show Live with Regis and Kelly in 2010.
In 2021, she made her BBC Radio 2 debut sitting in on The Saturday Show. As an actress, she appeared as herself in Life’s too Short’s sixth episode, and as a lead actress in the 2015 Hulu TV Series Deadbeat. In addition to that, she emerged as a writer and published a picture book called The Joy in You for children.
Cat Deeley: Personal Life & Boyfriend
The television reality show host has married twice and divorced once. She previously married businessman Mark Whelan for five years from 2001 divorcing in 2006. After her failed marriage, she dated Jack Huston from September 2008 to 2010. Then she moved on with actor Michael McMillian for four months.
As of now, she is a happily married man and mother of two children. On 30 September 2012, she married comedian and television presenter Patrick Kielty in Rome. They have their first son Milo on 19 January 2016 and their second child named James Patrick on 22 June 2018. Unfortunately, in July 2019, her husband and his son, Milo, were caught up in a shooter scare at Shake Shack in Century City Mall. Fortunately, they were safe.
Caption: Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty.
How Much She Earns From Her Career?
She has been able to earn a hefty amount of money from her career in the entertainment industry. The actress has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Further, she also maintains a significant amount from her hosting career as well as her modeling assignments.
Additionally, she reported making around $60 Thousand Per Episode of So You Think You Can Dance since 2006. Besides, she has also been involved in many charity works including Sport Relief and Soccer Aid along with her husband.
On the other hand, her husband has a net worth of $15 million from his professional career. She has also purchased a few properties including a 2,988 square-foot architectural style home worth over $2.6 million in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles in September 2006. In 2014, she along with her husband’s Northern Ireland base house for over $5 hundred thousand.
Cat Deeley: Social Media Profiles & Body Measurements
She is highly active on different social media platforms with verified accounts. She has an Instagram account @catdeeley with 295k followers. On Twitter, she has an account @catdeeley with 314.4k followers. Also, she has a Facebook account under her name with 155k followers.
The actress has a slim and fit body that stands to a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.76 meters. Her body weighs around 54 kg with body measurements of 31-24-33 inches of chest-waist-hips respectively. She has hazel brown eyes color with blonde hair color.