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Viewers thrilled Cat Deeley back on UK screens as the cheerful star sits in for Lorraine Kelly

Viewers thrilled Cat Deeley back on UK screens as the cheerful star sits in for Lorraine Kelly

Cat Deeley is filling in for Lorraine Kelly this week on her eponymous morning present – and viewers had been loving her debut on Tuesday.

Cat, 43, is making a triumphant return to British screens after residing in the US for 14 years.

The star has moved back dwelling in current weeks, and followers had been completely satisfied to have her on morning tv once more, the place she made a reputation for herself in the Nineteen Nineties.

'Ray of sunshine!' Cat Deeley is filling in for Lorraine Kelly this week on her eponymous morning show - and viewers were loving her debut on Tuesday

‘Ray of sunshine!’ Cat Deeley is filling in for Lorraine Kelly this week on her eponymous morning present – and viewers had been loving her debut on Tuesday

Ever-cheerful, the presenter sailed by means of the stay broadcast effortlessly, trying radiant in a primrose yellow costume adorned with a pink and inexperienced floral sample.

‘Cat Deeley on #lorraine is fabulous ❤ A cheerful ray of sunshine for the morning!’ one individual gushed on Twitter.

One other penned: ‘@catdeeley you are a refreshing breath of contemporary air… So glad you are back in UK!’

One other penned: ‘Nice to see Cat on… so pure nicely finished Cat… you[‘re] wonderful!’

Ever-cheerful: The presenter sailed through the live broadcast effortlessly, looking radiant in a primrose yellow dress adorned with a pink and green floral pattern

Ever-cheerful: The presenter sailed by means of the stay broadcast effortlessly, trying radiant in a primrose yellow costume adorned with a pink and inexperienced floral sample

Another person gushed: ‘Ah love #CatDeeley on TV. She’s like a shot o sturdy espresso! A blast from the previous [for] me!’

One other demanded Cat be ‘on UK TV all the time please’ whereas another person demanded Lorraine get replaced with the starlet, tweeting: ‘Get #Lorraine off and #CatDeeley in. #itv is boring sufficient as it’s with repetitive programmes every and on a regular basis. Back to #bbc subsequent week whereas Cat is off the TV!’

Cat had advised Lorraine she was nervous about sitting in for her whereas the Scots presenter takes Easter off.

Making an look on Lorraine on Thursday, forward of internet hosting the present, she stated: ‘I hope I’m half as good as you Lorraine. I’m a bit of bit terrified I haven’t even been correctly dressed from the waist down since God is aware of when!’

Terrified: Cat Deeley has confessed she's 'a little nervous' about standing in for Lorraine Kelly on her ITV show over the Easter break, as she marks her big return to UK TV

Terrified: Cat Deeley has confessed she’s ‘a bit of nervous’ about standing in for Lorraine Kelly on her ITV present over the Easter break, as she marks her massive return to UK TV

After welcoming Cat onto the present, veteran broadcaster Lorraine advised her: ‘I’m so glad you are able to do this! I believe, clearly, you’ll be good.’

And as soon as Cat admitted to being ‘terrified’, Lorraine assured her: ‘You’ll have some incredible enjoyable. We’ve acquired some incredible visitors lined up.’

Later in the present, Lorraine revealed that every one Cat has requested for her guest-hosting gig is bananas and low, with Cat confirming: ‘These are my morning staples – actually good, sturdy espresso and a ‘nana!’

Cat will fill in for the veteran broadcaster for 5 exhibits subsequent week, and gushed she was trying ahead to reuniting with some ‘previous mates’ on the chat present.

Departure: The presenter will fill in for veteran broadcaster Lorraine Kelly (pictured) for five shows next week and gushed she was looking forward to reuniting with some 'old friends'

Departure: The presenter will fill in for veteran broadcaster Lorraine Kelly (pictured) for 5 exhibits subsequent week and gushed she was trying ahead to reuniting with some ‘previous mates’

As promised, she welcomed Louise Redknapp on Tuesday, as the girls reminisced about their time on SM:TV Dwell sketch The Additional Adventures Of Cat The Canine.

This was a mainstay on the basic ITV kids’s present, which debuted in 1998, with Louise, 46, making appearances as her sidekick in the sketch.

Cat famously sported a frizzy black wig and spectacles along with her character’s signature mangled tooth as she recounted her clumsy adventures alongside her extra glamorous co-star.

Hilarious: (L-R) Cat Deeley and Louise Redknapp reminisced about their time on SM:TV Live sketch The Further Adventures Of Cat The Dog when they reunited on Lorraine on Tuesday

Hilarious: (L-R) Cat Deeley and Louise Redknapp reminisced about their time on SM:TV Dwell sketch The Additional Adventures Of Cat The Canine after they reunited on Lorraine on Tuesday

Chuckling as she considered clips from the present, Louise stated: ‘I used to catch these tooth once in a while I believe! There was by no means any judgement, I believe typically in case you mucked up as nicely that made the morning.

‘Individuals loved the occasion the place your wig was falling off, or I forgot what I used to be doing as a result of I used to be laughing at you.’

Elsewhere throughout their reunion, Louise spoke about her causes for writing her revealing e-book You’ve got Acquired This: And Different Issues I Want I Had Identified.

Laugh: Cat and Louise were in fits of laughter as they looked back over their days on the show

Chuckle: Cat and Louise had been in matches of laughter as they seemed back over their days on the present

Duo: The pair were seen getting into hilarious scrapes as they starred together in the sketches

Duo: The pair had been seen entering into hilarious scrapes as they starred collectively in the sketches

She stated: ‘There’s lots of people on the market that wanted to learn honesty from individuals and realise that their lives are related. There’s a variety of pretty bits in the e-book as nicely.

‘I wished to jot down a bit about every little thing. I am hoping there’s one thing in the e-book for all people, whether or not you’re a mum who’s hoping to get their children into stage college, proper up till the present day.’

The previous Everlasting star went on: ‘Lockdown has been a attempting time. Homeschooling and all of these issues have been fairly attention-grabbing, particularly in case you’ve acquired youngsters. However I actually wished to speak about the mum stuff in the e-book.

‘There are additionally struggles with being a mum. You battle with the guilt, but additionally there’s wonderful occasions, letting your children simply be a and develop up, and studying their very own methods is necessary.’

Memorable costume: Cat was regularly seen sporting a frizzy black wig and spectacles with her character's signature mangled teeth

Memorable costume: Cat was usually seen sporting a frizzy black wig and spectacles along with her character’s signature mangled tooth

Remembering the teeth: Chuckling as she viewed clips from the show, singer Louise said, 'I used to catch those teeth now and again I think'

Remembering the tooth: Chuckling as she considered clips from the present, singer Louise stated, ‘I used to catch these tooth once in a while I believe’

Louise, who shares her sons with ex-husband Jamie Redknapp, additionally proudly knowledgeable Cat that her sons are beginning to present her affection as soon as once more. 

She stated: ‘The excellent news is that it does occur, the kisses if you get out of the automobile do cease, but it surely comes back. My eldest Charlie is sort of 17, and could be very proud to offer his mum a hug and a cuddle, barely embarrassing!’

Nonetheless, whereas the teenagers dote on their mom, they’re far much less affected by the fame she has loved over the previous few a long time.

‘To them I am simply mum,’ admitted Louise. ‘We see TV and music movies out and about, however once I come indoors, it is hair in a ponytail, tracksuit, shouting up the stairs for somebody to come back downstairs and eat the meals I’ve cooked for them.’

Nonetheless, she revealed, there may be extra music to come back, as Louise advised Cat: ‘I am at the moment writing in the studio, a really bizarre expertise over Zoom. I am writing new music most positively, simply loving doing the music as you think about.’

Tome: Elsewhere during their reunion, Louise spoke about her reasons for writing her revealing book You've Got This: And Other Things I Wish I Had Known

Tome: Elsewhere throughout their reunion, Louise spoke about her causes for writing her revealing e-book You’ve got Acquired This: And Different Issues I Want I Had Identified

Affection: Louise, who shares her sons with ex-husband Jamie Redknapp, also proudly informed Cat that her sons are starting to show her affection once again

Affection: Louise, who shares her sons with ex-husband Jamie Redknapp, additionally proudly knowledgeable Cat that her sons are beginning to present her affection as soon as once more

Final week, Cat confessed she was ‘a bit of nervous’ about standing in for Lorraine Kelly on her ITV present over the Easter break, as she marks her massive return to UK TV.

The presenter, who was primarily based in the US for 14 years earlier than just lately returning to England, made an look on Lorraine on Thursday, forward of internet hosting the present. 

She stated: ‘I hope I’m half as good as you Lorraine. I’m a bit of bit terrified I haven’t even been correctly dressed from the waist finished since God is aware of when!’

After welcoming Cat onto the present, veteran broadcaster Lorraine advised her: ‘I’m so glad you are able to do this! I believe, clearly, you’ll be good.’

Terrified: Last week, Cat confessed she was 'a little nervous' about standing in for Lorraine Kelly on her ITV show over the Easter break, as she marks her big return to UK TV

Terrified: Final week, Cat confessed she was ‘a bit of nervous’ about standing in for Lorraine Kelly on her ITV present over the Easter break, as she marks her massive return to UK TV

And as soon as Cat admitted to being ‘terrified’, Lorraine assured her: ‘You’ll have some incredible enjoyable. We’ve acquired some incredible visitors lined up.’

Later in the present, Lorraine revealed that every one Cat has requested for her guest-hosting gig is bananas and low, with Cat confirming: ‘These are my morning staples – actually good, sturdy espresso and a ‘nana!’

Cat is filling in for the veteran broadcaster for 5 exhibits this week, and gushed she was trying ahead to reuniting with some ‘previous mates’ on the chat present.

She stated in a press release: ‘Lorraine has kindly entrusted me along with her present whereas she has a break over Easter.

Departure: The presenter is filling in for veteran broadcaster Lorraine Kelly (pictured) for five shows this week and gushed she was looking forward to reuniting with some 'old friends'

Departure: The presenter is filling in for veteran broadcaster Lorraine Kelly (pictured) for 5 exhibits this week and gushed she was trying ahead to reuniting with some ‘previous mates’

‘I’m so completely satisfied to be back at ITV for the coming week and looking out ahead to assembly some individuals I’ve wished to interview for someday and likewise welcoming some previous mates on air.’

It comes after Cat returned to British screens earlier this yr by reuniting along with her SM:TV co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for a hilarious revival of their iconic sketch Pals.

And through her look on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday, Cat spoke about reuniting with the presenting duo, as she additionally disclosed her stipulations. 

She recalled: ‘I at all times stated to them, don’t try to trick me with make-up and prosthetics as a result of I’ll know you. They stored me fully in the darkish.

US success: During her time in the US, Cat hosted popular TV show So You Think You Can Dance from the second season, presenting every episode from 2006 onward

US success: Throughout her time in the US, Cat hosted fashionable TV present So You Suppose You Can Dance from the second season, presenting each episode from 2006 onward

‘Declan was above so I by no means noticed him and Ant wore that enormous costume which they advised me was the work expertise man. If I had recognized it was Ant in that outfit, I’d have simply let the fireplace burn.’

Reminiscing about their days on SMTV, she stated: ‘We at all times say it was the finest time of our lives and we didn’t actually realize it at the time. I try to inform my boys now.

‘Milo, my oldest one, wakened and referred to as out for me and stated, “Mum you realize your brothers, why did they do this to you?” First, they’re not my brothers! I stated to them, when you need to begin paying for his remedy later in life…

‘It acquired to a stage the place we had been all so comfy with one another. We ended up doing issues to journey one another up. I keep in mind sticking notes in issues. We had been simply having a lot enjoyable.’

Travel: Cat also discussed the possibility of commuting to the US for weeks at a time for work

Journey: Cat additionally mentioned the chance of commuting to the US for weeks at a time for work

Throughout her time in the US, Cat hosted fashionable TV present So You Suppose You Can Dance from the second season, presenting each episode from 2006 onward.

Nonetheless, the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly thwarted plans for the present’s return to screens final yr and this yr, with the Fox sequence now sitting in limbo. 

Discussing the logistics, Cat advised Lorraine: ‘There’s simply no means of us making that present. It’s simply not doable. We have to get individuals from throughout the nation and so they want to have the ability to dance collectively.

‘After I flew back right here, I shot about 5 episodes of a Disney present and we’re nonetheless ready to listen to what’s going to occur with that. You simply don’t know what’s going to occur subsequent.

Back together! It comes after Cat returned to British screens earlier this year by reuniting with her SMTV co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly on Saturday Night Takeaway

Back collectively! It comes after Cat returned to British screens earlier this yr by reuniting along with her SMTV co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly on Saturday Evening Takeaway

‘We may be primarily based right here and the boys can go to highschool and see their family and friends and if I must pop back for two weeks after which come back I can do this.’

It is thought that visitors throughout Cat’s guest-hosting stint on Lorraine will embrace Cat’s longtime buddy Louise Redknapp, as nicely as Stacey Solomon and EastEnders star Melanie Hill.

Cat will current Lorraine from subsequent week starting April 5, with Ranvir Singh set to current the following week from April 12.

Lorraine editor Victoria Kennedy added: ‘Subsequent week the pretty Cat Deeley will take to the helm of Lorraine, offering viewers at dwelling with much-needed Easter enjoyment.

Back home: After living in the United States for many years, Cat returned to the UK last year with her husband Patrick Kielty so they could live closer to her British family

Back dwelling: After residing in the United States for a few years, Cat returned to the UK final yr along with her husband Patrick Kielty so they might stay nearer to her British household

‘As an enormous fan of SMTV, I am greater than only a bit delighted. And naturally we sit up for welcoming Ranvir back too. We have got an excellent lineup of Easter visitors becoming a member of us.’

Cat lived fortunately in Los Angeles along with her husband Patrick Kielty for over 14 years. Nonetheless they put their Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $4.9 million (£3.8 million), in August final yr. 

The couple now reside in a north London property along with their sons Milo, 5, and James two, in order that they will stay nearer to their British household.  

A supply advised The Solar: ‘Cat was discussing placing the home up for sale months in the past, they did not need to hire it out as a result of they had been contemplating shopping for a property in the UK. That is extra of a everlasting transfer. 

‘She is a family title, and so they each made it work in LA, however Patrick will get much more work back dwelling, and she or he may at all times fly back and forth when the pandemic eases up.’ 

The insider added that each Cat and Patrick had been ‘greater than prepared for this’ as they dream of elevating their kids in the UK.

Final month Cat delighted followers when she reunited with Ant and Dec for a reprisal of their iconic SMTV Pals sketch on Saturday Evening Takeaway.

Later in the present, Cat was hilariously duped by her buddies as she unwittingly appeared in their undercover section.

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Pals: The trio revived their iconic Chums sketch with a star-studded cast, leaving fans thrilled with the trip down memory lane

Buddies: The trio revived their iconic Pals sketch with a star-studded forged, leaving followers thrilled with the journey down reminiscence lane

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