Ant and Dec reunite with Cat Deeley on rebuilt SMTV set ahead of documentary release

Amy Johnson
SMTV hosts Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly and Cat Deeley. (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
SMTV hosts Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly and Cat Deeley. (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Ant and Dec have given fans a taste of the upcoming SMTV Live reunion by posing with Cat Deeley on the rebuilt studio.

It came as the pair shared a photo of themselves to Instagram alongside their old co-star to congratulate her on the release of children’s book The Joy in You.

"Seems everybody's got a book out these days! Good luck to our chum @catdeeley on the release of her children’s book #TheJoyInYou," they wrote.

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The picture sees Deeley put her arms around the Geordie presenting team as the trio stand in front of a colourful sofa similar to the original one from the children's TV programme.

The reunion is set to take the form of a documentary which will be aired toward the end of the year as the three reflect on their time on the show which ran from 1998 to 2003.

In an interview on This Morning on Tuesday, Deeley opened up on how it was "emotional" for them.

“We shot a documentary, we talked about all different things - how we first got together, how we first met each other, all things that went wrong on the show, all things that went right on the show," she explained.

TV presenters Ant and Dec (Ant McPartlin (L) and Declan Donnelly (C)) and Cat Deeley (R) at the British Academy Children's Film & Television Awards at the Park Lane Hilton, London on 24 November, 2002. SM:TV won Best Entertainment Award and the Lego Kid's Vote award. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
TV presenters Ant and Dec (Ant McPartlin (L) and Declan Donnelly (C)) and Cat Deeley (R) at the British Academy Children's Film & Television Awards at the Park Lane Hilton, London on 24 November, 2002. SM:TV won Best Entertainment Award and the Lego Kid's Vote award. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)

"It actually got a little bit emotional, because I think that it was at a time in our lives that we didn’t have any responsibilities really, we were doing really badly to begin with and then it kind of turned around. We found our feet, we found the chemistry between us and we were just really enjoying it.”

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Deeley, who is married to fellow presenter Patrick Kielty, has recently divulged that she was motivated to move home to the UK from the US after and husband and one of their two young sons were caught up in a mall shooting.

The father and son were in Century City Mall, LA when police officers arrived and told them to take cover because a gunman was on the loose and the pair managed to get away safely.