'So You Think You Can Dance': Chatting with Cat Deeley
“So You Think You Can Dance,” arguably summer’s best reality
TV show, returns to Fox on Thursday, May 21, and its sunny host,
Cat Deeley, chatted on a conference call about what goes on behind the scenes and
what audiences can expect for Season 5.
More excitingly, it was confirmed that auditions for Season 6 begin in
On rumors of Cat departing the show after this season: I haven't even heard of these rumors! I am more than happy doing the show and feel very passionate about it. I'm doing both Season 5 and Season 6.
On whether she could judge the show: I don’t have the technical ability to be a judge, but I can identify star quality. Someone will come on the stage and you don’t know why but you just can’t take your eyes off them. If there’s a particular piece of choreography I can appreciate it, but I can’t tell you the technicalities. I can tell when something’s magical and wonderful but I can’t tell you why.
The most challenging part of being the host: Without a shadow of a doubt it’s Thursdays and saying goodbye to people. I hate it. I get so close to the dancers: I see things that even the audience at home doesn’t see. It’s just a nightmare. The makeup artist tells me, “OK, the waterproof mascara is going on today and you had better not cry because if you come off looking like a member of KISS I am going to kick your a**!”
How she’d rate her dance skills: Terrible. If I started dancing people would start to bleed from the eyes.
On losing the Emmy award last year for best reality TV show host: I’ll get that Ryan Seacrest, if it’s the last thing I do! [Ed: Jeff Probst won the Emmy, although that should not negate Deeley's desire to get Seacrest].