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If watching So You Think You Can Dance isn't quite giving you your fill of Cat Deeley, then you're in luck. The host with the most has signed up for a brand new gig. Deeley is planning to expand her hosting career by leading the charge on the new celebrity game show Big Star Little Star.
Word of Cat Deeley's new gig was made official today. Big Star Little Star will focus on celebrities and their kids fielding questions about each other in a bid to win money for charity. Every episode will feature three celebrities paired with their kids and give viewers a fun inside look at their lives. Some of the famous folks who'll stop by the first season include actresses Teri Polo, Nicole Sullivan and Marissa Jaret Winokur, Extra host Mario Lopez, singers Joey Fatone, Christina Milian and Howie Dorough, and Dancing with the Stars pro Gilles Marini. Big Star Little Star will air on the USA network starting May 31.
From the looks of the photo above, this show will be a much more casual affair for Cat Deeley than So You Think You Can Dance. The Fox show sees her getting all dolled up in fancy duds with a lot of sparkle for the weekly live broadcasts, but Big Star Little Star appears to be much less fancy. And, that makes sense, since there will be no big performances or reveals of which competitors we've gotten to know over several weeks being voted off. That might be a bit of a let down for those used to seeing Deeley in the finest of designer gowns, but the obvious upside is that someone as glamorous as her will bring a lot of class to the new game show.
Another obvious upside for the people behind Big Star Little Star is that Cat Deeley knows her way around hosting duties. She's been with So You Think You Can Dance since 2006, and has been nominated for five consecutive Emmy Awards for hosting the dance contest. And, in 2012 and 2015 Deeley won Best Reality Host at the Critics Choice Television Awards. The producers of Big Star Little Star are surely hoping that the name recognition built up from her 12 seasons on the popular reality competition will bring in viewers to the new show. Game shows, even revived ones like Match Game, rarely launch without handing the host's mike to someone that audiences already know, and it's a good bet that people will tune in to watch Deeley's new gig.