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10 Things You Didn't Know Cat Deeley

August 8, 2008, 11:09 am Deborah Grunfeld whomagazine

1. She knows she can't dance

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"Every now and again I like to let my hair down with my gay boys. That's my thing. I can't dance at all by myself. But if I go out with my boys it's great because they really bust a move, and I just flick my hair and do the odd booty-shake. They're all around me, doing the latest moves and I can't do anything! The only time I ever look good dancing is if I'm next to my Dad at a wedding."

2. You won't see her on Idol either."

No, absolutely not. The only time sing is in the shower, and sometimes at a push I slaughter a Carly Simon number on karaoke. It's literally murder. Colombo appears in his dirty grey Mac and says 'Right, that's enough, young lady. Off that mike.'"

3. Show you might see her on: Changing Rooms

"I could sure as hell knock up a papier-mâché vase!" says Cat, who's just bought her second property, a 3 bedroom-home in the Hollywood Hills. "My hobby at the moment is my house. That's all I seem to be spending my time on. I'm up to my ears in painters and floor sanders and delivery guys. People take me places, I'll be like going out for dinner or whatever, and the conversation will just dry up and they'll be like, 'Are you listening to me?' And I'll be like, 'No, I'm just checking out that light fitting there, it's really amazing. Where did they get that from?' "

4. Her new postcode is 90210

"Oh my god, I used to love [Beverly Hills, 90210] - love it!" It used to be on every Saturday night," says the Birmingham, UK-born Cat. "We'd finish our tea-which posh people call dinner-normally something like fish fingers, chips and peas, and then I would sit and watch Luke Perry and Jason Priestley, Brandon and Dylan!" And now I've got the postcode it's so funny. Anyone I give my address to, I slightly laugh when I say '90210' because there's a little bit in the back of my head that's singing the theme tune. They think they've got a lunatic on the phone!"

5. Cat's a fashionista ...

"I am addicted to Vogue magazines, be they French, British - I adore, adore, adore! Oh my god, the clothes, I'd die for. And I'm very lucky that I know quite a few designers from back in England, so I get lent lots of beautiful, beautiful things for the show. I'm a very lucky girl."

6. ... and a klutz

"You're talking to the clumsiest girl in the world. I still run into patio doors when they're closed. I did it the other day, I swear to god, I've got scabs all over my hands where I hit the window."

7. Keep those rumours about her relationship status coming.

"If rumours are to be believed in England, it's Leonardo [DiCaprio] and George Clooney," says the single Cat about her supposed tabloid hook-ups. "You know what, even if there's nothing in it, it's pretty good. There would've been days when I would've dreamed of that as a 15-year-old. So them even cooking those stories up is genius."

8. She's the grinch of birthdays. Nothing to do with recently turning the big 3-0.

"I hate-I hate!-birthdays. I hate birthday parties. I hate them. I don't know what it is, anybody's only got to come wafting near me with a piece of cake with a candle on and I break out in hives. But you know what, it's really not the 30 thing, it's just I hate birthdays. However, I open the cards and I open envelope after envelope and it's like-Bam!-30!-Bam!-30! They're written it on every single card! I hadn't got a complex, but now I bloody have."

9. Nigella she's not ...

"The only cooking I do is when you pierce the film three times and stick it in [the microwave] for three and a half minutes, leave it to stand for one minute and then take it out," says the Marmite and baked beans fan.

10. ...but live telly she can handle.

"I started off doing live TV, so I kind of learnt that if I get myself into trouble, I get myself out of it. So it's not scary. I remember once I was interviewing Slash from Guns & Roses on children's TV. Put it this way, it was first thing on a Saturday morning and he hadn't been home yet. He talked very frankly about a sexual act that took place between him and a groupie. On children's TV. First thing on a Saturday morning. So, that was quite difficult, but apart from that it's all been daisies and walks in the park."

For more, see the Jan. 29, 2007 issue of Who Magazine

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4 Comments

  1. DD05:06am Tuesday 31st July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    sorry CAT D.but you can dance if you wanted to ,us Deeleys can do anything you put your mind to,GO FOR IT GIRL.

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  2. Martine03:27am Sunday 20th December 2009 ESTReport Abuse

    Cat is such a gorgeous women, she needs a new wardrobe, everytime she appears, I die cause she always wears bad taste outfit. SHe needs a new stylist.....Me, the frenchie, I am sure I could help her..

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  3. Martine03:27am Sunday 20th December 2009 ESTReport Abuse

    Cat is such a gorgeous women, she needs a new wardrobe, everytime she appears, I die cause she always wears bad taste outfit. SHe needs a new stylist.....Me, the frenchie, I am sure I could help her..

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  4. jonni03:15am Thursday 03rd December 2009 ESTReport Abuse

    I think Cat is great, but I wish she would say "Ladies and Gentlemen" and not "Ladies and Gentamen".

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