Cat Deeley Gets Mad About the Royal Wedding
They're goofy. They're giddy. OK, let's be frank, they're borderline stalkers! In the two-part reality special Royally Mad, adorable Brit host Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) tours London with five Americans — four gals and a gay guy — who are insanely obsessed with the royal family, especially Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 nuptials at Westminster Abbey.
TV Guide Magazine: You were bombarded with applications for this. Why are we Yanks so nuts about your royals?
Deeley: [Laughs] Because you don't have any! The closest you came were the Kennedys. It's different in the U.K. We take our royals for granted. In fact, people of my generation and younger feel rather distant from them. But Will and Kate are changing all that. They are real and wonderfully relatable, the way Diana was.
TV Guide Magazine: What treats are in store for your groupies?
Deeley: We party at Will and Kate's favorite dance club, Mahiki. They meet Lana Marks, one of Diana's closest friends, and hear fabulous stories. They learn polo from Simon Tomlinson, the same guy who taught Will and Harry. Oh, and this is shocking: We were invited inside Clarence House [the official residence of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall] for a drink. Even I was going bonkers over that!
TV Guide Magazine: Where will you be on the big day?
Deeley: In London, celebrating in some way. The excitement there is already at fever pitch and I'm feeling it, too. If you hear a skirmish at the back of Westminster with security trying to bounce a strange-looking crazy woman, that'll be me!
Royally Mad airs Tuesday at 10/9c on BBC America.
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