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(Photo : Credit: Michael Kovac ) Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: TV host Cat Deeley attends James Corden, Vanity Fair And Burberry Celebrate The 2015 British Academy BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on October 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Burberry)
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(Photo : Credit: Mark Davis ) Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Writer Patrick Kielty (L) and TV personality Cat Deeley attend the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
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(Photo : redit: Lily Lawrence) aption:BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: TV Presenter Cat Deeley arrives at the Television Academy Celebrates The 67th Emmy Award Nominees for Outstanding Performances at Montage Beverly Hills on September 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lily Lawrence/Getty Images)
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(Photo : Credit: Michael Kovac ) Caption:WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: TV personality Cat Deeley attends the Balmain x H&M Los Angeles VIP Pre-Launch on November 4, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M)
Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Television personality Cat Deeley attends the Anine Bing Celebrates Los Angeles Flagship Opening at Anine Bing Boutique on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(Photo : Credit: Frazer Harrison ) Caption:LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Television personality Cat Deeley attends the Anine Bing Celebrates Los Angeles Flagship Opening at Anine Bing Boutique on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Deeley became the first British celebrity to participate in the Clearly Impossible version of the illusion, where she was divided in two inside a clear-sided box that allowed her entire body to be seen at all times during the sawing-through and separation. Learn 50 interesting facts about Cat Deeley.

1. Deeley was a full-time fashion model.

2. She left full-time modelling in 1997, following changes in her contract with Storm.

3. She moved on to co-present the MTV chart show, Hitlist UK, with close friend Edith Bowman.

4. From 1998 until 2002, she was co-host with Ant & Dec on the Saturday morning children's programme SMTV Live and hosted its spin-off programmes CD:UK (1998-2005) and CD:UK Hotshots.

5. On SM:TV Live she often acted as an apparently slightly unwilling assistant whenever the show featured a guest appearance by a magician. During her time with the show, she regularly found herself appearing and disappearing, and being crushed, stretched, levitated, impaled and guillotined.

6. However, by far the most common illusion was for her to be sawed in half, an illusion she participated in several times in its various forms. In one performance of this illusion, she became the first British celebrity to participate in the Clearly Impossible version of the illusion, where she was divided in two inside a clear-sided box that allowed her entire body to be seen at all times during the sawing-through and separation.

7. In 2001, she won a Children's BAFTA award and appeared in an episode of the BBC's Happiness.

8. In 2002, Deeley appeared in a television advert for Marks and Spencer.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. In 2006, she began hosting the second season of American reality show So You Think You Can Dance, replacing Lauren Sánchez, who was pregnant.

12. 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.

13. Deeley was a guest reporter on NBC's The Tonight Show.

14. She presented Fox's New Year's Eve special from Times Square in 2006 and 2007.

15. On 1 July 2007, Deeley was one of many speakers at the Concert for Diana, a tribute concert to the late Princess Diana, with proceeds from the concert going to Diana's charities, as well as to charities of which her sons Prince William and Harry are patrons.

16. In September 2007, Deeley presented Soundtrack to My Life, a music series produced by Hamma & Glamma Productions for ITV London that looks at the work and influences of an eclectic band of musicians.

17. In 2011, Deeley was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Programme.

18. Other projects of Deeley's include presenting the third season of Soundtrack to My Life, playing herself as host of Peter Kay's Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice, guest hosting the United States syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (for Meredith Vieira), and appearing on BBC America's broadcast of Gordon Ramsay's F Word.

19. In 2009, Deeley added hosting duties for the television version of the electronic game 20Q for GSN.

20. Cat filled in for a holidaying Meredith Vieira as host on the morning TV show Today.

21. On 31 March 2010, Deeley filled in for Kelly Ripa on the morning talk show Live with Regis and Kelly.

22. On 9 January 2011, Deeley made a small guest appearance in the Disney Channel sitcom, Shake It Up where she portrays a vice principal who is, in secret, a dancer or a host.

23. In April 2011, Deeley appeared on CNN's Icon and spoke to Nancy Cartwright. Together they did The Bartman.

24. Co-hosted the CNN coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

25. In June 2011, Deeley launched her own "behind-the-scenes" web series, produced by Deeley, Yahoo! and Collective Digital Studio. A 20-episode twice-weekly short form series entitled "In the Dressing Room", the show follows Cat as she shares her inspiration for her "look" and gets ready before she goes live on So You Think You Can Dance. The show is promoted on OMG! and throughout the Yahoo! network.

26. On 18 August 2011, she appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly, as a fill in for Kelly.

27. She also appeared in the second episode of House of Lies as herself on 15 January 2012.

28. On 26 January 2012 she co-hosted Live! with Kelly with Kelly Ripa.

29. On 14 March 2012 she appeared as a guest judge of Tyra Banks' show America's Next Top Model (Cycle 18).

30. She hosted Fox's celebrity dating game show The Choice, which premiered on 7 June 2012 in the United States.

31. In 2012, Cat presented the launch show for ITV's Soccer Aid appeal on the Friday before the Soccer Aid match. In June 2014, she once again presented the launch show for Soccer Aid that year.

32. Beginning in 2014, Deeley stars as Camomile White in Deadbeat, an original comedy series produced and featured exclusively by Hulu. She is cast as a supernatural medium and rival to the show's main character, Kevin Pacalioglu, played by Tyler Labine, who sees and interacts with dead people.

33. In March 2015, Deeley guest starred as herself on The Simpsons. Her appearance was in the season 26 episode, "Waiting for Duffman."

34. Her full name is Catherine Elizabeth "Cat" Deeley.

35. She is English television presenter, actress, singer and model.

36. She has also hosted Fame Academy on the BBC, and the 2004 Brit Awards.

37. Since 2003, Deeley has been a patron of London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children.

38. In December 2009, she was made a UNICEF UK ambassador.

39. She is married to Northern Irish comedian and television personality Patrick Kielty.

40. Deeley was born at Sandwell General Hospital, West Bromwich, England.

41. Grew up in Sutton Coldfield and Great Barr.

42. Attended Grove Vale Junior School followed by Dartmouth High School in Great Barr, where she played the clarinet in the Sandwell Youth Concert Band.

43. At age 14, Deeley entered a regional edition of a BBC competition for The Clothes Show, in which she reached the national finals.

44. Spotted by an agent for Storm modeling agency at age 16, she was quickly signed as a model under her nickname of Cat to make it easier for clients to re-book her.

45. In 2007, she took part in a UNICEF benefit show in Los Angeles during which magician David Copperfield sawed her in half using his antique Buzz Saw illusion.

46. In 2008, she visited a number of UNICEF projects in the Philippines, including their Soccer Aid 2 project in Manila. In December 2009, she was made a UNICEF UK ambassador.

47. Deeley describes her religious affiliation as Anglican, although she was not christened.

48. In early 2012, Patrick Kielty revealed that he and Deeley were in a relationship.

49. They were married 30 September 2012 in Rome.

50. On 4 September 2015, the couple revealed they were expecting their first child. On 19 January 2016, they announced the birth of their son.

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