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Cat Deeley shares first look at 'SM:TV' reunion with Ant and Dec

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·3-min read
Cat Deeley is seen at at The 13th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at The Playstation Theater on Monday, June 26, 2017, in New York (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
Cat Deeley has shared a sneak preview of the SM:TV reunion. (AP)

Cat Deeley and Ant and Dec have reunited on the SM:TV sofa for their new reunion show.

The 43-year-old TV presenter had her big break hosting the ITV Saturday morning show with former child stars Ant McPartlin, 44, and Declan Donnelly, 45, from 1998 to 2002.

Deeley shared a snap of herself looking elegant in PVC trousers and a grey T-shirt, back on the famous sofa with the Britain’s Got Talent hosts.

She wrote: “SMTV reunion @antanddec ...... All those in favor say “I “.....”

Read more: Cat Deeley moved back to UK after family caught up in terrifying mall shooting

Ant and Dec posted the same picture, captioned: “Excited?”, to which Deeley replied: “Yes?!?!”

They also shared a throwback snap from the original show.

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Those were the days ... @antanddec

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Deeley wrote: “Those were the days ...”

The Birmingham-born presenter recently revealed of the reunion: “We shot a documentary and we talked about all different things, how we first got together how we first met each other, all the things that went wrong in the show.

“It was at a time of our lives when we didn't have many responsibilities really, it went quite badly at the beginning, but we turned it around, we found our feet. We found the chemistry between us.”

Watch: Cat Deeley cringes watching her SM:TV screen test

She added: “We went back to the studio where we did it. They rebuilt the set. We all cried. I walked in and [Ant and Dec] were doing their interview and Dec was crying and I was like 'Okay you're crying!' and then at the end of my interview I was like, ‘Waaah!'

“We all have a bit of a cry, we take the mickey out of each other, it's very, very, very cute.”

Ant McPartlin, right, and Declan Donnelly and co host Cat Deeley sit with The Prince of Wales at the Party in Park, held in Hyde Park central London.   (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Ant McPartlin, Cat Deeley and Declan Donnelly with the Prince of Wales at Party In The Park 2001. (Getty Images)

The reunion show will air at the end of the year.

The live Saturday morning magazine show featured comedy sketches, celebrity guests and interviews and cartoons.

Read more: Declan Donnelly considered quitting showbiz to become a priest

Sketches included Chums, a parody of US sitcom Friends, which saw the three presenters all living in a flat together and featured a fictional romance between Deeley and Donnelly.

Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly meet Cat Deeley,  co-presenter of a new Saturday morning TV series launched. SMTV://LIVE, starting on ITV Saturday 29th August, will feature music, cartoons and sketches.   (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Anthony McPartlin, Cat Deeley and Declan Donnelly in 1998. (Getty Images)

Before a segment when fan mail from viewers was read out, the presenters all performed a dance routine set to Please Mr. Postman by The Carpenters.

And a regular phone-in competition called “Wonky Donkey” challenged contestants to guess the rhyming couplet that described that week’s object.

After Deeley, McPartlin and Donnelly left the show it was hosted by Steps stars Ian “H” Watkins, 44, and Claire Richards, 42, between 2002 and 2003.

Watch: Ant & Dec make Brexit gag on I’m A Celeb

McPartlin and Donnelly met when they in 1990 aged 13 while playing the characters PJ and Duncan in BBC children’s drama Byker Grove.

They launched a pop career as PJ & Duncan, releasing the Top 10 single Let's Get Ready To Rhumble in 1994, and subsequently built their TV presenting career from kids TV.

After SM:TV, Deeley went on to host Fame Academy and Stars In Their Eyes before moving to the US in 2006 and hosting reality show So You Think You Can Dance.

She recently returned to live in the UK with Irish comedian husband Patrick Kielty, 49, and their two sons Milo, four, and James, two.