Patrick Kielty ‘in bits’ as Cat Deeley surprises him ahead of chat show debut

Patrick Kielty getting tearful as Cat Deeley sends him a message of support

Patrick Kielty was visibly tearful on Friday night after being surprised with a good Llck video from his wife Cat Deeley ahead of his hosting debut on The Late Late Show on RTÉ in Ireland.

In a clip posted to the shows X, formerly known as Twitter, he is handed a phone as he sits in the make-up chair and is told, “It’s a nice surprise”.

He then looked shocked as Cat appeared on screen announcing “Surprise”

“I know today is your big day,” she said. “I would love to be there but I’m holding down the fort here in London, at home,” she continued, visibly moved.

“But we are sending you all good luck vibes,” she told her husband. “You’ll be brilliant, no doubt about it.”

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“I know it’s your dream job, and you will be great, for sure,” she reassured an emotional Patrick.

However, there were more surprises in store as she announced that she and their children had a gift for him.

“The boys and I wanted to get you something to mark the occasion, so we made this for you…Hope you like it… good luck,” she said as he was handed a bag by his make-up artist.

“This is just what you need just before you go on air,” he said with tears in his eyes. “This is great I’m not gonna make it to air here!”

As he opened the gift bag he discovered it contained a personalised shamrock shaped leather keyring.

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It was engraved with the message “From Milo and James, good luck luck with the Late Late.”

Admitting that he was extremely affected by the gesture he said: “I’m in bits… thank you very very much,” he said, kissing the sentimental gift. “Okay boys, lets do this.”

Patrick is only the fourth host of The Late Late show, which is the world’s longest running live chart show after beginning broadcasting in 1962.

He was announced as the new presenter of the show in May and is commuting form his home in London to fulfil his duties. The Dundrum, Co Derry native has admitted that he loved the show growing up.

Upon his announcement as host he said: “I’m…genuinely humbled to become part of Friday nights for so many Irish people, at home and around the world. I can’t wait to get started on one of the greatest jobs in television.”

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