This Morning’s Cat Deeley ‘eyed for huge BBC move’ as she takes lengthy ITV break

This Morning host Cat Deeley is said to have caught the attention of BBC bosses after she and Ben Shephard made their presenting debut in March.

According to Mail on Sunday, BBC are keen for Cat to move back away from morning TV and present Saturday night shows on their channel.

A source told the publication: “She is used to hosting a glitzy show in America and put with the right programme over here, she could be an absolute ratings winner. There is no love lost between the BBC and ITV for the stealing of stars, so what a great move it would be.”

Cat managed to forge a successful career in the US after presenting So You Think You Can Dance? since 2006, but has since moved back to the UK with her husband Patrick Kielty and their two children.

She wouldn’t be the only star to move over from ITV to the BBC in recent years, as Paddy McGuinness moved from Take Me Out to host Top Gear.

Alison Hammond and Amanda Holden, both ITV favourites, also bagged judging roles on BBC gameshow I Can See Your Voice, while BBC household Zoe Ball, Gary Lineker and Graham Norton flipped to ITV.

The BBC’s reported interest comes as Cat and Ben announced they would be taking a break from the show for the Easter holidays.

Cat announced their break during Thursday’s episode, as she told fans that she and Ben were “going on holiday”.

Josie Gibson and Dermot O’Leary stepped into the role during the Good Friday episode, which saw fans baffled about the Easter theme and strange interviews, which included a chocolate and cheese pizza and a guest who could balance things on his head.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV1.


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