'She's a special lady in my life': Patrick Kielty confirms his relationship with Cat Deeley
They are possibly one of the most unlikely couples to come out of the showbiz world for a long time.
But last night, after refusing to comment on rumours of a romance, Patrick Kielty confirmed his relationship with Cat Deeley.
Irish comedian Patrick, 41, was talking to friends at the Electric House members' club when he made the admission.
Special lady: Patrick Kielty has confirmed his relationship with Cat Deeley
An onlooker told MailOnline: 'Patrick was there talking to a group of friends when somebody asked him if there was a special lady in his life.
'He looked slightly sheepish and then said, “Yeah, Cat”. When one of the men said asked, “Cat who” he replied, “Cat Deeley”.'
The pair were seen earlier this month flying back from Cabo San Lucas after a romantic break – their second holiday together.
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The holiday came after Patrick took Cat to visit his family to meet his family
in Dundrum, Co Down last November.
Patrick and Cat, 35, who have already earned themselves the affectionate moniker 'PatCat', have been friends since they hosted one of the original TV talent shows Fame Academy together from 2002.
split from his long-term girlfriend Amanda to be the year he ties the knot.
He said: 'I think that might be my new year’s resolution – to get married.'
Co-hosts: Cat and Patrick first worked together on Fame Academy back in 2002