Cat later thanked her fans for their support, writing: 'So many gorgeous gifts and thoughtful messages, so so appreciated....
”’In fact, Kielty has had a career every bit as successful as Deeley, hosting shows such as BBC1’s Fame Academy and Stand Up For The Week on Channel 4, as well as his regular stints on The One Show and Comic Relief.
So with a successful career, a dazzling wife and a jet-set lifestyle flitting between homes in London, LA and Ireland, how can Kielty get up on stage to perform at the Edinburgh Festival next week and ask the audience to feel sorry for him?
It was during the height of the Troubles, and the terrorists claimed that Jack had been an officer in the IRA – an allegation instantly dismissed not just by friends and family, but by the Royal Ulster Constabulary and members of Sinn Fein. Growing up in the village of Dundrum, surrounded by the Mourne Mountains and miles of sandy beach, Patrick and his brothers would play Gaelic football and cricket at Dundrum Castle and swim in the harbour.
Today he opens up in moving detail about the day his father was shot, how it was Mo Mowlam who called in 2000 to tell Patrick that his father’s killers were being granted an early release, and how a chance meeting just three years ago shed astonishing new light on his father’s murder.'Then I got to his office and one of my dad’s business colleagues was there. ‘Because my dad owned a business that employed both Protestants and Catholics, and because someone down the road had been shot a year or so beforehand, we were initially told that my dad had been killed as a revenge.’William Bell, Delbert Watson and David Curlett were eventually sentenced to life for the murder but were freed in 2000 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Kielty believes that Mo Mowlam was instrumental in ushering in a new era, ‘because she took chances by visiting the jail to talk to Loyalist prisoners about selling them a peace deal, and she disarmed people by taking off her wig [after undergoing treatment for a brain tumour] or calling [former IRA commander] Martin Mc Guinness “babe”. And brilliant leadership is about taking people a bit further than where they want to go,' he said of Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam (pictured in 1999)'She was a woman whose head was in the future.
It was more like, “You’d better watch yourself, or else”.
Does he believe that jokes can be made about any subject? 'I think because my dad had been killed, I could do jokes about paramilitary organisations and about the politics and no one questioned me but, conversely, if you try to do material where you don’t have skin in the game, as it were, then it becomes difficult.’‘I bare my soul and instead of paying a psychiatrist £300 to talk through my problems, I’m charging strangers to come and listen to me! The women of daytime television are have got their work looks nailed.From Lorraine Kelly to Holly Willoughby and Susanna Reid to Kate Garraway, they're all groomed to perfection with a wardrobe full of chic dresses, skirts and trousers and top combinations ideal for the office. The presenter favours a pencil dress which skims curves and helps to accentuate and hourglass figure and today's look was a sleeveless affair by Closet London.and it’s not going to last.” Of course the classic British reaction is, “Who does he think he is?”' said Patrick Kielty When he first started seeing Cat Deeley, the British TV presenter who became a huge hit in America with her show So You Think You Can Dance, Kielty quickly realised that while dating the gorgeous, leggy blonde had very few downsides, running the gauntlet of the LA paparazzi was probably one of them.‘When Cat and I were first being photographed together,’ he explains, ‘they’d take our picture and then say to Cat, “And one for the fashion shot”, which basically means, “Can you just step aside please, Patrick?When he was 15 he performed his first stand-up gig at school, doing impersonations of boxer Barry Mc Guigan and comedian Billy Connolly.