Cat Deeley Happy to Have ‘My Babies’ Back on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Cat Deeley

“So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley is psyched up over the changes and additions on this season of the hot Fox summer show.  She’s especially happy about the addition of “all stars” — top competitors from seasons past the likes of Lauren Gottleib, Stephen “Twitch” Boss and Comfort Fedoke – coming aboard to partner with the newbies and help them do their best.

“It’s lovely to see them back – they’re my babies,” declares the effervescent Brit.  “I’ve been following their careers, seeing who is in what movies, who is going out on tour.  It’s like they’ve been out of college and now they’re coming back.”

She adds, “It’s really going to be beneficial for our top 10.  Their friends, their families, the judges – nobody can quite understand the pressure cooker that is this show as well as those who’ve been through what they’re going through.”  Of the newcomers, she says, “I keep reminding them to keep enjoying themselves.  Yes, it’s a competition.  Yes, there’s one winner.  But it’s also about having an amazing life experience and friendships that could last the rest of their lives.”

Deeley remains super enthusiastic about her role.  “I love my job, I just love it!  I absolutely love this show.  It gets better every season.  The changes refresh and reinvigorate it.  I love going live, seeing what’s going to happen.  There will be ‘must see’ moments and undoubtedly moments that go off track that will make for water cooler conversation the next day.”

Her delight in doing live TV began in England, where she honed her skills doing a  morning show where she put in “three hours live, 52 weeks a year for six years.”  Now it seems Deeley could pop up anywhere – like guest hosting Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor” when that British hit competition show makes its way to these shores.

Indeed, some pundits have all but signed her up for “X-Factor” duty.  But she says, “At the moment, it is actually a case of crystal ball time” as to whether she could turn up on that show.  “It’s not coming on this year, not even next year, but the year after that,” she reminds.  “Of course it was a massive success in the UK.  It’s a brilliant show.  I’m sure it will be equally as triumphant here.”

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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