Catherine Elizabeth Deeley was born on 23 October 1976, in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England. She is a television host, singer, model, and actress, best known from being the host of the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”, and from “Fame Academy” and “SMTV Live”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Cat Deeley? As of mid-2016, authoritative sources inform us of a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through her success on television – she reportedly earns around $60,000 per episode of “So You Think You Can Dance”. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Cat Deeley Net Worth $6 million
Deeley was educated at Grove Vale Junior School and then Dartmouth High School and Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School. She played the clarinet while part of the Sandwell Youth Concert band. When she was 14 years old, she participated in “The Clothes Show” competition and reached the national finals. Two years later she was signed by Storm modelling agency under the name Cat.
Cat became a fashion model for several years but then left full-time modelling in 1997 because of changes in her contract. She would go on and become part of the MTV show “Hitlist UK”, and also became a co-host of “SMTV Live” and the spin-off “CD:UK” from 1998 to 2005. As part of the show, she often acted as an unwilling assistant for a guest magician. In 2001, she won a Children’s BAFTA and then appeared in an episode of “Happiness”. The following year, she became part of an advertisement for Marks and Spencer, later continuing her hosting work. She was seen as the host of “Fame Academy”, “The 2004 Brit Awards”, and “Record of the Year”.
In 2006, she became a host of the reality show “So You Think You Can Dance”, starting from the second season, and becoming the regular host of the show, and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as a result. She also regularly appeared as an interviewer and guest reporter for “The Tonight Show”. Other projects she’s been involved in include “Shake it Up”, “Icon”, and “Live with Regis and Kelly”. She has also made guest appearances on “Life’s Too Short”, “House of Lies”, and then became a guest judge on “America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 18)”. She hosted the dating game show “The Choice” and would then appear in “The Simpsons” as herself.
Cat also does charity work from time to time. She’s a patron of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital and is also a supporter of UNICEF. She’s appeared in various UNICEF projects around the world and became the UNICEF UK ambassador in 2009.
For her personal life, it is known that Deeley dated businessman Mark Whelan from 2001 to 2006. She also had a relationship with Jack Huston that lasted two years and then had a short relationship with actor Michael McMillian. In 2012, she married Patrick Keilty and they have a son. Aside from that, Deeley mentions that she is an Anglican.
Won award: Favourite UK cable personality - The Scorpio Multimedia Cable TV Awards 2002.
Came in at #12 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, UK edition. [June 2002]
Ranked 7th sexiest woman in FHM. 
Typically hosts her shows barefoot
[If there were serious doubts about whether American audience would warm to her, or even understand her British accent]: I was very aware that the only thing that had changed with the show in the second season was me. So if it bombed, I would be the big, bad English scapegoat they'd ship back off home. You have to be logical about it. You can't just suddenly come over here all sort of wide-eyed. You have to work it out and make it your own, make yourself a bit indispensable. I wanted to become part of the infrastructure.
People always say to me, 'You're exactly the same as you are on the telly.' I'm always taken aback, because yes, I'm exactly the same. I don't play a character. Certain facets of my personality are heightened, because you need to project a bit more on the telly, but essentially I am exactly the same.
[on her last taping day of Pop Show in England]: I've had a great few years, met some really incredible people and been given some wonderful opportunities.
[on getting back into shape]: I try to do yoga three times a week and eat healthily - although nothing is off limits and I drink lots of water.
[When she replaced Lauren Sanchez as hostess of So You Think You Can Dance (2005), for the show's second season]: When I first started the show, I said that I'd really like to be involved in the audition process. I wanted to develop a relationship with the dancers right from the beginning. I didn't want them to suddenly turn up to the studio eight weeks into the process and say, 'Hold on a second, who's the English bird?' If it's 5 a.m. and freezing cold and snowing in New York City and they're lining up outside for auditions, I am too.
[on Ryan Seacrest]: Ryan Seacrest should get it. He's brilliant. He's an absolute professional. . . . But if he is busy, I will be more than happy to clip myself into a frock . . . and get down there.