PopcornBiz
What's really worth watching

Cat Deeley Explains Her Own Royal Wedding Jitters

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Cat Deeley Explains Her Own Royal Wedding Jitters

Getty Images

Cat Deeley may witness some slightly stiffer dancing than usual at the royal wedding.

advertisement

So Cat Deeley thinks she can cover a royal wedding? Well, she’s keeping fingers crossed.

The British-born host of “So You Think You Can Dance” is being dispatched to London by CNN to co-host the news network's live coverage of a little tying-the-knot ceremony you just may have heard of – the nuptials of England’s Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton – and she confesses to some pre-air jitters as she heads off to Westminster Abbey.

“I am nervous because there are so many people watching – I think on CNN there’s going to be over 750 million people,” says Deeley. “I’m hosting with Piers Morgan and Anderson Cooper. It’s going to be a big day, but, it’s definitely not the challenge I would run away from, because I just think it’s going to always be one of those moments where you turn around and go ‘Where were you when—?’  I can’t think of two finer gentlemen to be sharing the screen with on such a kind of huge momentous day.”

Deeley was only four-and-a-half when Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, were wed in 1981, but she retains lingering memories of the royal family’s last major wedding/media sensation.

“We had a big party in the back garden with all the kids from the neighborhood and we had a big long table and all flags hanging in the trees and lots of jelly and ice-cream and cream,” Deeley recalls. “There’s certain bits that I remembered, images that are definitely ingrained in my mind, but I just remember more the feeling of the day and how much fun it was – how it was like this feeling of hope and joy and the fairy tale and all those kind of things. So hopefully it will be exactly the same this time.”

Related Topics cat deeley, royal wedding, cnn
Leave Comments