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|Born|| Catherine Elizabeth Deeley|
23 October 1976
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
|Occupation||Model, presenter, host|
|Years active||1990s – present|
Catherine Elizabeth "Cat" Deeley (born 23 October 1976) is an English disc jockey, television presenter and former fashion model, who at 21 co-hosted the children's series SMTV Live, alongside Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. She also hosted Stars in their Eyes from 2004 until 2006, and So You Think You Can Dance since its second series in 2006.
The elder of two children (she has a younger brother called Max), they were born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands. Deeley attended Grove Vale Infant School in Great Barr, Birmingham, followed by Dartmouth High School in Walsall, where she played the clarinet in the Sandwell Youth Concert Band.
While attending Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, aged 14 Deeley entered a regional edition of a BBC competition for The Clothes Show, where she made it to the national finals. Spotted by an agent for Storm modelling agency, she was quickly signed as a model under her nickname of Cat to make it easier for clients to re-book her.
Aged 16 and having gained nine A-grade GCSEs, Storm tried to persuade her to leave school. But cautious Deeley stayed at Sutton Coldfield Grammar's Sixth Form, where she gained and four A-levels.
Aged 18, Deeley became a full time fashion model, making her first television appearance in 1994 as a model on the British TV Series Kilroy.
Deeley's left full time modelling in 1997, and became an MTV UK presenter, usually with Edith Bowman.
From 1998 until 2002, she was host with Ant & Dec on the Saturday morning children's programme SMTV Live and hosted its spin-off programmes (1998 -2005) and CD:UK Hotshots. In 2001, she won a Children's BAFTA award for best presenter and appeared in an episode of the BBC's Happiness. In 2002, Deeley appeared in a television advert for Marks and Spencer.
Other programmes she hosted include The Record of the Year, Fame Academy, The 2004 BRIT Awards and Stars in Their Eyes, as well as a weekly broadcast on London's Capital FM and BBC Choice series Roadtripping both with former MTV colleague Edith Bowman. In 2003 she became patron of Great Ormond Street Hospital, and in 2005 she played herself in an episode of Little Britain and provided the voice of "Loretta Geargrinder" in the UK version of the film Robots, replacing Natasha Lyonne
Since 2006, she began the second series of American reality show So You Think You Can Dance, replacing Lauren Sanchez, who was pregnant. Deeley interviewed Kylie Minogue for a television special which was broadcast in the United Kingdom on Sky One on 16 July 2006, in Australia on Channel Nine on 17 July 2006 and BBC America on 9 September 2006.
Deeley was guest reporter on NBC's Tonight Show. She has presented Fox's New Year's Eve special from Times Square in 2006 and 2007.
She is an entertainment contributor for ABC News, covering awards ceremonies including the Golden Globes and the Grammy and Academy Awards.
In 2007, she presented the UK coverage of the sixth series of American Idol for ITV2. She filmed segments and interviews with guests and eliminated contestants for UK audiences that were shown just before and after advertising breaks. However, this was not popular with viewers who saw Deeley's role as 'unnecessary'. She did not return for the seventh series American Idol in 2008.
Deeley was the face of Shape Water and a number of Garnier Fructis products, appearing in print and television advertising in the UK and Ireland.
On 1 July, 2007, Deeley was one of many speakers at the Concert For Diana. The event, watched by an estimated 500 million, was at the new Wembley Stadium.
In September 2007, Deeley presented "Soundtrack To My Life" an insightful and thought-provoking music series produced by Hamma & Glamma Productions for ITV London that looks at the work and influences of an eclectic band of musicians.
In January 2008, a new series of So You Think You Can Dance started its auditions, with Deeley again hosting.
In March 2008, Deeley presented the third series of "Soundtrack To My Life", once again produced by Hamma & Glamma Productions for ITV London.
On 12th October 2008, Deeley played herself as host of Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor ... And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice.
Deeley is currently dating actor Jack Huston. She previously had a long term relationship with Public Relations executive Mark Whelan, which broke down before her May 2006 move to Hollywood.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Cat Deeley leaves lover Jack Huston with the cases". mirror.co.uk. 19 October 2008. http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/columnists/zoe/2008/10/19/cat-deeley-leaves-lover-jack-huston-with-the-cases-115875-20819043. Retrieved on 13 November 2008.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Cat Deeley". askmen.com. http://uk.askmen.com/celebs/women/models_100/103_cat_deeley.html. Retrieved on 13 November 2008.
- ↑ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Sky to show first Kylie interview
- ↑ http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19533629-1702,00.html
- ↑ BBC America - Home Page
- ↑ Cat Deeley Does New Year's, More Short Cuts - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "Cat's got the cream: Deeley's 'mystery man' revealed... as she goes on romantic date". Daily Mail. 28 September 2008. http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1062337/Cats-got-cream-Deeleys-mystery-man-revealed--goes-romantic-date.html. Retrieved on 13 November 2008.
- ↑ Showbiz - News - Cat Deeley has Hollywood ambitions - Digital Spy
- ↑ Showbiz - News - Cat Deeley loving new life in the States - Digital Spy
- ↑ "10 things you didn't know Cat Deeley". au.lifestyle.yahoo.com. 8 August 2008. http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/b/who-magazine/112/10-things-you-didnt-know-cat-deeley/. Retrieved on 13 November 2008.
- ↑ http://www.fox.com/dance/bios.htm#Cat
- Cat Deeley at the Internet Movie Database
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Catherine Elizabeth Deeley|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||English television host and presenter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||23 October 1976|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Birmingham, England|
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