BBC Great British Menu: Cat Deeley’s life with famous TV presenter husband, the gorgeous London home they swapped LA for


We’re used to seeing Cat Deeley present a host of shows, but this time she’s acting as a judge on Great British Menu’s new series. She will help chefs Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona and comedian Ed Gamble judge Central Regions dishes to see who will make it to the final. Cat, 45, will eat her way through eight dishes for a celebration of 100 years of British broadcasting.

The presenter landed on our screens in the late 1990s when she hosted the children’s show SMTV alongside television duo Ant and Dec. Her career catalog includes being the host of the Brit Awards 2004, Stars in Their Eyes and Fame Academy. Cat expanded her horizons and crossed the Atlantic to the United States, where she also found success. She began hosting the second season of American reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance, and has been doing so ever since.

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She rose to fame in the late 90s

In 2011, the presenter was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host of a Reality or Reality Competition Program. But presenting isn’t all she’s done, dabbling in acting over the years. She appeared as herself on shows such as the sitcom Life’s Too Short, the American comedy House of Lies, and even voiced a version of herself on The Simpsons in 2015. In Los Angeles, her family lived in a £3.8million home, which was listed. on the market in 2020.

But what about his personal life? Cat met husband Patrick Kielty, 51, on the set of Fame Academy and were friends for 10 years before getting married in 2012. The couple share two sons, Milo, six, and James, three.

Cat married longtime friend Paddy Kielty in 2012

She recalled her first date with her future husband on the Made By Mummas podcast in 2020, explaining how he traveled the world to see her in time for her birthday.

The presenter said: “It was my birthday and he called me, he was in a pub in Ireland and he called me from the pub.

“Keep in mind it was probably around 2 a.m. because they had been locked up.”

The two met on the set of Fame Academy

Cat revealed to Patrick that she was having a birthday brunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel with some friends to celebrate.

She explained: “He said, ‘I’ll see you there! I was like, ‘There’s no way!’ He went home, set his alarm clock for five, got up, went to the airport, flew from Belfast to London, then hopped on the first plane from London to LA, got on in a taxi, told the taxi driver on the way back from the airport what he was doing, and the driver literally said, ‘Do you want me to wait for you?'”

The presenter said Paddy “knocked his socks off” with his gesture. The couple went public with their relationship when they walked the red carpet together for the Glamour’s Women of the Year awards in 2011. After a whirlwind romance, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Italy, where they n only had six guests.

Paddy once revealed in an interview with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning that he had “no regrets” that it took so long to make love to Cat, saying: “If we had met at the beginning, we could have pissed each other off.

“All things came at the right time.”

The TV presenter and her family returned to London in 2020, after living in the United States for 14 years.

While living in Los Angeles, Cat revealed to The Guardian that she was horseback riding through a steep canyon when paparazzi scared the animal away with their camera lens. When her horse reacted, she ended up landing on his neck, describing him as the “closest” to her death.

During an interview with Stella Magazine in 2019, Cat recalled an incident where Paddy and their eldest son were caught up in a shooting at a mall. She told You Magazine: “I got a call from Paddy saying, ‘They’re getting us out through the emergency exits but no one can get into their car. If we’re walking to a crossroads can you come search for U.S ?

“He wanted to keep Milo calm, so I didn’t understand the enormity of what was going on. As I drove I started seeing helicopters, news vans, firefighters and Swat squads.

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Since returning to the UK, Cat has published a children’s picture book called The Joy in You.

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