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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 12 March, 2003, 08:56 GMT
Deeley takes Kelly's Stars role
Cat Deeley
Deeley also presents a radio show
Cat Deeley is to take over from Matthew Kelly as host of a Stars In Their Eyes series for children.

Kelly, who was investigated and cleared by police over child sex abuse allegations, will be too busy with a touring stage production when the ITV show is recorded.

He said he was delighted that the CD:UK and Fame Academy presenter would be taking up the reigns of the children's version of the lookalike singing show.

He said: "Cat Deeley will be a huge asset to Kids Stars In Their Eyes. She was a real hit on the ITV kids' series SM:TV Live."


Deeley said: " It's the perfect show for me because I love working with children and it sits so well with CD:UK."

Matthew Kelly
Kelly was cleared over child porn allegations
Kelly is to return to his role as presenter of the main Stars in their Eyes show later in the year.

The eight-week children's series will include performances mimicking artists from across the generations music genres, from Ms Dynamite to Dolly Parton.

ITV controller of entertainment Claudia Rosencrantz said: "Kids Stars In Their Eyes is such a special show so we knew we needed someone very special to host it.

"Cat fits the bill perfectly and we are delighted that she will be fronting the series."

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