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Cat Deeley Biography

Birth Name:
Catherine Elizabeth Deeley
Birth Place:
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Profession
TV host, model, veejay

Fast Facts

  • Won a modeling contest as a teen, and after signing with the Storm agency, shortened her name to Cat
  • Became a TV presenter on MTV UK in 1997 after sending a demo tape made on her parents' camcorder
  • Revealed that a highlight of her career was meeting England's Princes Harry and William---and getting a kiss from each---after a hosting gig at the Tower of London; the royal heirs asked her to be part of the Concert for Diana, a 2007 tribute to their mother that marked the 10th anniversary of her death
  • In 2001, won BAFTA Award for Presenter for the British children's show SMTV Live
  • Despite hosting So You Think You Can Dance since its second season, claims she is not much of a dancer
  • Charity work includes supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children's health facility in London, and taking a trip to Manila for UNICEF's Soccer Aid

Awards

  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated

Relationships