Cat Deeley almost didn't announce her pregnancy: 'I couldn't hide it any longer'

Cat Deeley has revealed she wasn't originally planning to announce her pregnancy. The So You Think You Can Dance host, who is expecting her first child with husband Patrick Kielty, said she only shared the news because she couldn't hide her growing bump while hosting the popular US show.

"To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't have even announced it to anybody if I hadn't been doing a live show," Cat told People. "I probably would have tried to hide it for a bit longer, but it got to the point where I was like, 'Ah, I'm live every week.' And then people grab me and I'm like, 'Oh no.'

Cat Deeley said she almost didn't announce her pregnancy

"There is only so much microphone and card work you can do in the middle."

She added: "I probably wouldn't have announced it at all, actually."

Now that the news is out in the open, Cat says she is not going to let her style slip throughout her pregnancy.

"The first week after I announced it, I was like, 'I am wearing my highest Christian Louboutins this week. I am not going to get mumsy!" Cat joked.

Cat is expecting her first child with Patrick Kielty

Indeed the mum-to-be made a glamorous red carpet appearance at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday night. Arriving on the arm of her husband Patrick, the 38-year-old wowed in a black Mugler gown and strappy heels.

Now the couple are focussing on preparing for their new arrival, with Cat admitting that she is relying on the help of her parents to get everything they need.

"The poor thing will be sleeping in a drawer," Cat joked. "He's got – he or she – has got a drawer and my mom and dad are going to come over. They'll help out. It's all good!"

Cat first revealed her pregnancy with a message for her fans on Twitter. "Exciting news… Paddy and I are so happy to be expecting our first child in the spring… Lucky us," she wrote.

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