Last Updated: May 6, 2024
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Net Worth:
$15 Million
$60 Thousand Per Episode
Oct 23, 1976 (47 years old)
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
5 ft 9 in (1.753 m)
Presenter, Journalist, Model, Actor, Television producer, TV Personality, Singer
United Kingdom
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Cat Deeley is an English television presenter and model who has a net worth of $15 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband, Patrick Kielty. Cat Deeley has hosted a number of reality television talent competitions like "Stars in Their Eyes" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

At age 14, she entered a regional edition of a BBC competition for The Clothes Show. She ended up reaching the national finals. She was soon spotted by an agent for Storm Modeling Agency and was quickly signed as a model under her nickname of Cat. In 1994, at age 18, she became a full-time fashion model. She left the modeling world in 1997. From 1998 until 2002, she was a co-host on the Saturday morning children's program SMTV Live. While presenting SMTV Live, she often acted as the assistant to visiting guest magicians, taking part in a number of different illusions. She was the first British celebrity to be sawed in half in the Clearly Impossible version of the famous illusion, which uses transparent boxes that allow a view inside them at all times during the illusion. In 2002, she came in at #12 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, UK edition. She also won an award: Favourite UK cable personality – The Scorpio Multimedia Cable TV Awards. In 2006, she began hosting the second season of the American reality show, So You Think You Can Dance. In 2007, she was one of many speakers at the Concert for Diana. In January 2011, she 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. In April 2011, she appeared on CNN's Icon and spoke to Nancy Cartwright. In June of 2011, she launched her own "behind-the-scenes" web series, produced by her, Yahoo! and Collective Digital Studio.

Early Life

Deeley was born on October 23, 1976, in Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, West Midlands in England, and was given the name Catherine. She grew up in Birmingham in Sutton Coldfield. As an adolescent, she attended Grove Vale Junior School and then Dartmouth High School in Great Barr. While there, she played clarinet in the Sandwell Youth Concert Band. She then was accepted into the selective Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield.

From a young age, Deeley was interested in performing and entertainment. She entered a regional edition of the BBC competition, "The Clothes Show," when she was 14 years old and reached the national finals. This led to her landing a modeling contract. She decided to start going by the name Cat in order to be more memorable for clients.


After signing her modeling contract, she began modeling full-time. She continued to do so until around the age of 20, when she decided to stop following changes to her contract. She then started working as a co-host and presenter on the MTV music chart show "Hitlist UK." She also worked from 1998 until 2002 as a co-host on "Ant & Dec," a Saturday morning children's program.

In 2001, Deeley won a Children's BAFTA award and also appeared in an episode of BBC's "Happiness." She continued co-hosting various shows and programs during this time as well, including "The Record of the Year," "Fame Academy," "The 2004 Brit Awards," and "Stars in Their Eyes." She also had a recurring weekly gig hosting the radio series "Roadtripping," which was broadcast on London's Capital FM and BBC Choice.

In March of 2003, it was announced that Deeley would take over as co-host on "Stars in Their Eyes" after the former host, Matthew Kelly, left. She remained on the show until it was canceled in December 2006.

In 2006, she also began hosting the second season of the American reality show, "So You Think You Can Dance." She has remained the host of the popular dance competition show ever since. In 2011, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Programme.

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While she has maintained a steady gig with "So You Think You Can Dance," Deeley has continued pursuing other projects as well. She hosted the third season of "Soundtrack to My Life" and also played herself in Peter Kay's "Britain's Got the Pop Factor." In 2009, Deeley briefly guest-hosed the American version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," filling in for host Meredith Vieira. She also appeared on the BBC show "Gordon Ramsay's F Word." She again filled in for Vieira on "Today" in February of 2010 and then filled in for Kelly Ripa on the morning talk show "Live with Regis and Kelly."

Deeley worked on a number of different projects in 2011. She made a guest appearance on the Disney Channel sitcom, "Shake It Up," early in the year. She also presented an episode of CNN's "Icon" in which she talked with "The Simpsons" voice actress Nancy Cartwright. Additionally, she contributed to CNN's coverage of the Royal Wedding.

From 2014 until 2016, Deeley appeared as a panelist on the syndicated game show, "Celebrity Name Game," hosted by Craig Ferguson. The following year, she presented the game show "Big Star Little Star" for the USA Network in the United States. The same year, she also began presenting another talent competition called "Sing: Ultimate A Cappella" for the Sky One channel in the United Kingdom. In 2018, she appeared on the first season of "The Final Table" as a guest judge. A couple of years later, in 2020, she reunited with Ant and Dec to return to the set where their original show was filmed and produced years earlier.

Keeley published a children's picture book in September 2020. The book, entitled "The Joy in You," was published by Random House and was co-authored by Laura Baker and illustrated by Rosie Butcher. In January of 2021, Deeley made her debut on BBC Radio 2 when she sat in on "The Saturday Show." Since then, she has been a regular contributor to the show and fills in when the other hosts are absent.

Personal Life

In 2001, Deeley married businessman Mark Whelan. The couple remained together for five years before divorcing in 2006. A few years later, she began dating comedian and television presenter Patrick Kielty. They were married in Rome, Italy, in September of 2012. Together, they have had two children. Deeley describes her religious affiliation as Anglican, though she was not christened as a child and is not practicing.

Deeley enjoys devoting some of her wealth to philanthropic pursuits. Since 2003, she has been a patron of London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is also an active supporter of UNICEF. In 2007, she participated in a UNICEF benefit show in Los Angeles. The show involved the magician David Copperfield, who sawed Deeley in half using his famous Buzz Saw illusion. She also has visited the field sites of a number of UNICEF projects, traveling to the Philippines in 2008 to visit a project in Manila. In December 2009, she was made a UNICEF UK ambassador.

Cat Deeley Salary

What was Cat Deeley's salary per episode of So You Think You Can Dance? $60,000. She hosted the show from 2005 to 2020.

Real Estate

In 2006, Cat paid $2.7 million for a home in Beverly Hills, California. She and Patrick used this home as their US base until 2020, when they hoisted it onto the market for just under $5 million.

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