Cat Deeley will take the place of Lorraine Kelly over the Easter holidays as she begins her return to British TV after living in the US for 14 years.
Cat Deeley will replace Lorraine Kelly on her ITV chat show over the Easter holidays as she begins her return to UK TV after living in the US for 14 years.
The presenter, 43, will fill in for the veteran broadcaster for five shows next week, looking forward to reuniting with some ‘old friends’ on the chat show.
It comes after Cat returned to UK screens last month by reuniting with her SMTV co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for a hilarious revival of their iconic sketch Chums.
She is back! Cat Deeley will replace Lorraine Kelly on her ITV chat show over the Easter holidays as she begins her return to UK TV after living in the US for 14 years.
Speak against The mirror, Cat said: ‘I’m so happy to be back at ITV for the next week and look forward to meeting some of the people I’ve been meaning to interview for a while and also welcoming some old friends on the air. ‘
Guests are thought to include Cat’s longtime friend Louise Redknapp, as well as Stacey Solomon and EastEnders star Melanie Hill.
Cat will be presenting Lorraine starting next week, starting April 5, while Ranvir Singh will be presenting the following week starting April 12.
Departure: The presenter will fill in for the veteran broadcaster (pictured) for five shows next week and said she looks forward to getting back together with some ‘old friends’.
Lorraine editor Victoria Kennedy added: ‘Next week, lovely Cat Deeley will take over from Lorraine and provide viewers at home with much-needed Easter fun.
As a huge SMTV fan, I am more than a little delighted. And of course we look forward to welcoming Ranvir again. We have a great line-up of Easter guests joining us. ‘
Cat lived happily in Los Angeles for over 14 years with her husband Patrick Kielty. However, they put their Beverly Hills mansion on the market last August for $ 4.9 million (£ 3.8 million).
Back Home: After living in the United States for many years, Cat returned to the UK last year with husband Patrick Kielty so they could live closer to her British family
The star became one of the best presenters on US TV as the presenter of So You Think You Can Dance? since 2006.
Cat and Patrick now live in North London with their sons Milo, five and James two, so they can live closer to their British family.
A source said The sun: ‘Cat was discussing putting the house up for sale months ago, they didn’t want to rent it out as they were considering buying a home in the UK. This is more of a permanent move.
“She’s a household name and they both made it work in LA, but Patrick gets a lot more work at home and she can always fly back and forth when the pandemic wears off.”
Together again! It comes after Cat returned to UK screens last month by reuniting with her SMTV co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly on Saturday Night Takeaway.
The insider added that both Cat and Patrick were ‘more than ready for this’ as they dream of raising their children in the UK.
Last month, Cat delighted fans when she reunited with Ant and Dec in retaliation for their iconic SMTV Chums skit on Saturday Night Takeaway.
Later in the show, Cat was hilariously cheated on by her pals when she unwittingly appeared in their undercover segment.
Pals: The trio has revived their iconic Chums skit with a star-studded cast, leaving fans happy with the trip down memory lane