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Deeley to front UK edition of 'American Idol'

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Deeley to front UK edition of 'American Idol'
The new season of American Idol will have specially-recorded segments tailored to British audiences for its airings on ITV2.

Season six of the top-rated show premieres on Fox in the US tonight (Tuesday) and in the UK at 8.30pm on Friday.

The special "British version" will be hosted by Cat Deeley, who recently shot to fame in the US as host of summer dance reality contest So You Think You Can Dance, also on Fox.

Deeley's segments will top and tail each show, with an extended post-results episode featuring the first interview with the eliminated contestant. Deeley will also have full backstage access.

Other Brit-themed elements to the show will include interviews with US-residing British celebs and footage of UK fans watching the show back home.

As well as ITV2, the series is also expected to get a repeat airing on ITV1 on Sundays.

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