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Cat Deeley has replaced Lorraine Kelly on her self-titled ITV daytime show this week as the programme’s replacement presenter. ITV viewers were left divided on Easter Monday after the 44-year-old made her hosting debut.

It comes as people shared their delight at seeing the SM:TV Live legend’s return to UK screens after her stint on US television.

Cat appeared to be in high spirits as she took the reins on the morning programme.

The mum-of-two looked chic as she hosted the ITV show in tight PVC trousers teamed with a grey top.

However, viewers were quick to react to her presenting debut with some social media user’s branding Cat as “too happy”.

One viewer complained: “Cat Deeley is too happy. I’m crabby in the morning, can’t be doing with wind-up toys like that.”

Another commented: “Cat Deeley is too happy and nice.”

While a third added: “Not feeling Cat Deeley presenting Lorraine.”

Lorraine has since taken to social media and offered her support to her temporary replacement as she penned a heartfelt post.

The TV star retweeted a message from Cat which read: “Thank you for all your lovely comments! So fun @reallorraine #lorraine ….. first question when I got home? ‘When can we go to the farm?’ ‘Today?'”

In view of her 641,000 Twitter followers, Lorraine said: “Top job. A delight to watch xxx.”

Other viewers praised Cat’s appearance as they shared their excitement to see the host back on TV.

One wrote: “Something very warm and comforting about seeing Cat Deeley on TV again. As if we’re back in 2001 and the world isn’t collapsing.”


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“I love Cat Deeley. So refreshing,” another person commented.

A third shared: “Really, really enjoying Cat Deeley on our screens again. A brilliant natural presenter. Looking forward to the rest of the week #Lorraine #ITV.”

“More Cat @catdeeley and Stacey @StaceySolomon in the mornings,” another remarked.

Announcing the news last week, Victoria Kennedy, Editor of Lorraine, said: “Next week the lovely Cat Deeley will take to the helm of Lorraine, providing viewers at home with much-needed Easter enjoyment.

“As a huge fan of SM:TV, I’m more than just a bit delighted.

“And of course we look forward to welcoming Ranvir [Singh] back too. We’ve got a great line-up of Easter guests joining us.”

Cat previously hosted SM:TV Live from 1998 alongside Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly until 2003.

Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am.

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