BIO: Cat Deeley

Host, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Cat Deeley hosts Season Nine of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE premiering Thursday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM) on FOX 50.

By FOX50.com

CAT DEELEY
Host

Birmingham, England native Cat Deeley is one of the foremost television presenters both in the United States and the UK. In 2005, Cat broke into the world of male-dominated television hosts when she began hosting SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, earning an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Host in 2011. 

Deeley was the first ever Brit to host “Regis & Kelly,” was Jay Leno's first regular entertainment correspondent on "The Tonight Show," and performed the same duty for "Good Morning America." Deeley is a double BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award-winner and has won many other awards for her work on some of the UK's hottest primetime shows, including "Stars in Their Eyes," "CD:UK Live" (on which she appeared weekly for six years), "SMTV: Live" (which she hosted for three years), "Comic Relief Does Fame Academy," the "V Festival" (2004, 2005), "The Brits," "Record of the Year," "Elton John Live from New York," "The Latin Grammy Awards" and a one-hour special with U2, "When Cat Met U2," for ITV.  

In addition to her television hosting endeavors Deeley is the face of Pantene both in the US and in the UK and produced (in addition to hosting) a two part special for BBC America titled “Royally Mad” as well as a web series called “In The Dressing Room” which lives on Yahoo’s OMG site.  Deeley also joined Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan as a special correspondent to cover the Royal Wedding for CNN Worldwide which was watched by two thirds of the world’s population.  Deeley recently hosted the 2011 BAFTA’s Brits To Watch event in Los Angeles which was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

Deeley also lends her time to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children's hospital in London as well as the UNICEF organization which she was named High Profile Ambassador in 2008.  Cat divides her time between her homes in London and Beverly Hills.

 

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