Cat Deeley is nominated for a Primetime Emmy, her fourth season in a row to receive the honor. This time around, however, the droves of “So You Think You Can Dance” fans hope the result is different.
Deeley has lost out in consecutive years to Jeff Probst, Tom Bergeron, as well as Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. This year she’ll again battle Bergeron, Klum and Gunn as well as Betty White, Anthony Bourdain and Jane Lynch for top reality show host.
Stiff competition, but the face of “SYTYCD” is up to the challenge — after all, it won’t be the first one she faced this year. Below is a quick five questions answered by the English multi-hyphenate.
TheWrap: What was the toughest thing you had to do this season?
Deeley: Due to having emergency oral surgery, I did a live episode of “SYTYCD” high on Percocet and Red Bull, with a mouth full of gauze! That was pretty challenging!
What was the most fun thing you had to do this season?
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Let’s assume that somebody has never seen your show. What would you say to persuade them to watch it?
It’s like “Hunger Games” for dancers.
You’re an Emmy voter. You can’t vote for yourself or your show. Who’s at the top of your ballot?
My husband [Irish comedian and TV personality Patrick Kielty] and I recently caught up with “Breaking Bad,” we’re a little behind the times, but Bryan Cranston is amazing.
What was the last TV show you binge-watched? How many episodes did you see in a sitting?
We watched back-to-back “Breaking Bad,” over one long weekend, dressed in pajamas, only pausing for snack preparation breaks!