Exclusive First Look: 'SYTYCD' host Cat Deeley guest stars on Disney dance series 'Shake It Up'

Cat-Deeley-Shake-UpImage Credit: Craig Sjodin/DisneySo You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley will guest star in an upcoming episode of the Disney Channel series, Shake It Up, as Ms. Winslow, the school’s vice principal. As you can tell from this exclusive First Look photo above, Deeley’s school administrator character is the butt of a practical joke by Rocky (Zendaya), who covered her entire office in bubble wrap after getting in trouble. Deeley remembers shooting on the bubble-wrapped set as more than a good time. “It was hilarious to shoot,” Deeley says, “because every time you walked on it there was just kind of crunching. You know when you’re a little kid and you play with bubble wrap all the time? There was a little bit of a child that came out in me that couldn’t stop popping the bubbles. They had to keep telling me to stop doing it!”

The experience of shooting was certainly a fun one for Deeley—but she did find herself a bit intimidated by the teenage stars of the show. “The only thing I was worried about was working with the kids because you know they are so brilliant,” she says. “You have no idea! I was actually more nervous than any of the kids. I was watching them for tips, you know?”

The Shake It Up episode Deeley guest stars in, titled “Wild It Up,” airs Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. on the Disney Channel.

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More on Cat Deeley from EW.com:
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Cat Deeley blogs ‘SYTYCD’ on PopWatch

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  • Alia

    Cat Deeley is very possibly the nicest person in the whole wide world.

    • Lisa London

      I agree! We miss her over here in the UK but glad she’s doing well in the States.

  • Elizabeth

    Poor Cat: this show is terrible. The girls/characters on that show are horrible.

    • Kelly

      I couldn’t agree more. I have a 6-year old daughter who watches, and it’s pretty much the worst of the Disney shows. Love Cat Deeley though and SYTYCD can’t come back fast enough!

      • Vivi

        Oh wow. I actually adore this show. Yes, it’s not the best of the best but it’s definitely not the worst. The two lead actresses are doing a fine job. And the rest of the cast are good, too. Plus, I find myself jamming along to the theme song. Sue me.

    • ty

      you are a hater

    • ty

      a dont say that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • suebrody

    SYTYCD can’t come soon enough…

  • René De Beaumarchais

    I like sweeties like her.

  • Annia

    I looooooooooooooove Cat Deely. She seems so nice & down to earth. Can’t wait to see her again on SYTYCD.

  • Faith

    Oh my god, can’t someone make this gutter snipe go away!!! when I watch “so ya think ya kin dense” (her pronunciation), I have to hit MUTE when she speaks so I don’t go crazy. What is the appeal, that she looks like a model on steroids? She has no talent and is as annoying as you could possibly imagine. Please make it stop!!!!

    • D

      Steroids? What is wrong with you. And by the way she WAS a model.

  • dropper

    Cat is the best. I might force myself to watch this episode just for her.

  • Tego Livi

    What do you expect, when someone uses “cat” as a first name?

  • ty

    this a good show

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