Cat Deeley Dishes on SYTYCD Premiere -- plus Royals Fever!

Entertainment May. 26, 2011 AT 4:58PM

Sad about the end of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol (not to mention The Oprah Winfrey Show!)? The competition continues on Fox Thursday night with the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance -- with hostess Cat Deeley leading nervous, ambitious dancers into the spotlight.

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The pretty blonde, 34, sat down with Us Weekly for an exclusive sit-down interview about the upcoming highlights, including the full-time return of "Hot Tamale" judge Mary Murphy, and a troupe of dancers getting "smarter" about the competitive edge. (Competitors are "mixing it up" with an "amalgamation of styles," Deeley told Us.)

Plus, being British (and one of CNN's reporters in front of Buckingham Palace on April 29), Deeley had an insider's take on the royal wedding -- and why the world is so transfixed by both Duchess Kate and her "absolutely amazing" sis Pippa Middleton.

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"It was lovely to have that moment," Deeley said of Prince William and Kate's nuptials. "To be part of that day was a wonderful experience!"

Watch the rest of our exclusive sit-down now!

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