Cat Deeley, 47, proves she’s barely aged a day as she shares a stunning throwback snap – after major new TV announcement was ‘revealed’

Cat Deeley showed that she’s barely aged a day since rising to fame as she shared a stunning throwback snap on Instagram Stories on Thursday.

Joining a slew of stars taking part in a new social media challenge, the presenter, 47, posted a beachside snap of herself taken when she was just 21.

The snap showed a fresh-faced Cat posing on the beach wearing a red and white striped swimsuit. 

It comes after a new report claimed that Cat is set to join Ben Shephard as the new permenant hosts on This Morning, following Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s departures last year.

It has been reported that their launch pictures ahead of the official announcement will be shot later this month along with new promotions for the show. 

Cat Deeley, 47, showed that she’s barely aged a day since rising to fame as she shared a stunning throwback snap on Instagram Stories on Thursday

A source told The Mirror: ‘The cat’s out of the bag – they are the new dream team. ITV is planning to announce Cat and Ben as their new star pairing in March.

‘Obviously Ben is well known and loved by the ITV daytime audience thanks to his many years on the breakfast sofa. Cat is also a very recognisable face, thanks to her long stint of working on kids’ TV, although she’s been over in the US for a long time. 

‘People were very impressed with her guest presenting stint last year alongside Rylan and thankfully the timing has all come together. Everyone is delighted.’

It comes after it was reported late last year that Cat had ‘turned down’ the job offer. 

Cat, Ben and ITV have been contacted by MailOnline for further comment. 

Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond look set to continue as the show’s regular Friday and school holiday presenters. 

It comes after Holly left the show last October ‘for the sake of her family’ after discovering she was the target of a foiled kidnap and murder plot and has since not been replaced permanently. 

It came five months after Phillip Schofield’s departure after his affair with a young male showrunner was made public, followed by claims of an increasingly strained relationship with his co-host.

Joining a slew of stars taking part in a new social media challenge, the presenter (pictured in November) posted a snap of herself taken when she was just 21

Joining a slew of stars taking part in a new social media challenge, the presenter (pictured in November) posted a snap of herself taken when she was just 21

It comes after a new report claimed that Cat (pictured hosting with Craig Doyle) is set to join Ben Shephard as the new permenant hosts on This Morning

It comes after a new report claimed that Cat (pictured hosting with Craig Doyle) is set to join Ben Shephard as the new permenant hosts on This Morning 

Ben, 49, joined GMB in 2014 and has been with them ever since and is one of their most loved stars (seen with Charlotte Hawkins on the show)

Ben, 49, joined GMB in 2014 and has been with them ever since and is one of their most loved stars (seen with Charlotte Hawkins on the show)

Cat, 47, – who is married to fellow presenter Patrick Kielty – began her career as a co-presenter for the ITV children’s show SMTV Live, for which she won a BAFTA Children’s Award, and its spin-off chart show CD:UK. 

It comes after earlier this week it was claimed that This Morning staff are ‘livid’ that a regular presenting team has not been put in place yet since Holly and Phillip’s departure from the show last year.

It comes after Sian Welby impressed viewers as she took the helm with Dermot last week.

A source told the Mail: ‘Sian has done a fantastic job and everyone totally loves her.

‘She is a massive breath of fresh air, she has come along and just wowed everyone. She has been a joy to watch for the viewers but also editor Martin Frizell and other executives on the show and they think she has the ability to grow and grow on the show and become the next Holly.

‘It mustn’t be forgotten that Holly was like her once and look what happened to her, she was the host for 14 years. 

‘Martin and Emma are both agreed that she has got what it takes to be a star, it is really exciting and she is very much in a pole position for the job now. 

‘Sian is seen to be by far better than some of the presenters who have hosted the show in recent months.’

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