Having made a name for herself on the other side of the pond for over ten years, Cat Deeley is back on UK TV screens this week, fronting Sky 1′s brand new singing competition.
Yep, we know what you’re thinking, but ‘Sing: Ultimate A Cappella’ twists the ‘X Factor’ and ‘Voice’ format by ditching all instruments and backing tracks, leaving just raw vocal talent up for scrutiny.
But don’t just take our word for it, we sat down for a chat with Cat and she told us exactly why you should tune in.
1. It’s not like other TV singing shows (honest)
“It’s a really interesting show and this is why I love it so much. A cappella seems to be massive here now. When I first starting talking about this show, I liked the idea on paper then I had loads of phone calls with producers and I was like ‘are you sure, are we going to find people?’ because I’ve seen ‘Pitch Perfect’ the movie and I was like ‘are you sure these people exist?’. But not only do they exist, but they are amazing.”
2. Cat’s hosting it
“I definitely was nervous, you can’t help it. The UK is my home, my friends and my family are here. But on the first day on set, I was in the dressing room and there was definitely a moment where there was a little trepidation. But then the sound guy came along and it was the same sound guy that had done ‘SM:TV’. And then I walk out and it’s the same lighting guy and the same floor manager and the make-up artists… and all of a sudden we’re reminiscing and laughing our pants off about different things that happened. Then all of a sudden any nerves just go and it’s just excitement.”
3. She’s a BIG fan of the show
“I like stuff that takes me out of my comfort zone a bit because I feel that’s when some of the best things happen. You’ve got to feel like you’re alive and you’re not just churning out the same stuff. I’m lucky because I love the fact that I get to go to work and do a job that I absolutely enjoy. I don’t feel like I’m working when I go to work. And I’m lucky that I get to choose projects that really interest me. I’m lucky to be at that point in …