Cat Deeley Almost Didn’t Announce Her Pregnancy: I Couldn’t Hide It Any Longer

09/15/2015 at 06:15 PM ET

Cat’s out of the bag, but mom-to-be Cat Deeley almost kept her pregnancy a secret.

“To be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t have even announced it to anybody if I hadn’t been doing a live TV show,” the British beauty told PEOPLE at the finale of So You Think You Can Dance Monday.

“I probably would have tried to hide it for a bit longer, but it got to the point where I was like, ‘Ah, I’m live every week.’ And then people grab me and I’m like, ‘Oh no.’ There is only so much microphone and card work you can do in the middle.”

She adds, “I probably wouldn’t have announced it at all, actually.”

Cat Deeley So You Think You Can Dance finale
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The So You Think You Can Dance host surprised fans when she announced on Twitter earlier this month that she and husband Patrick Kielty were having a baby.

“Exciting news … Paddy and I are so happy to be expecting our first child in the spring,” Deeley, 38, tweeted. “Lucky us.”

Because SYTYCD just wrapped up, Deeley admits that she doesn’t have anything prepared for the arrival of her little one — but she’s not stressing!

“The poor thing will be sleeping in a drawer,” Deeley jokes. “He or she has got a drawer and my mom and dad are going to come over. They’ll help out. It’s all good!.”

Though the Deeley has “felt a bit sick,” she is ready to take on her pregnancy with a positive outlook while, of course, maintaining her fabulous sense of fashion.

“The first week after I announced it, I was like, ‘I am wearing my highest Christian Louboutins this week,’ ” Deeley shares. “I am not going to get mumsy!”

— Christina Dugan

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Anonymous on

I watched SYTYCD this season and I would have never known she was pregnant if she hadn’t announced it. You really can’t tell, and who is looking at her stomach anyways? I’m always entranced by her hair, lol. But congrats to her! I’m sure she’ll be a great mom.

Kat on

Spring baby! Awwww!

karen on

Love her. Best wishes.

Easyup on

Is she sure she wants to do this? She sounds frightened.

nikki on

i notice the weight gain a little bit last night shes beautiful hope for a cute baby and easy pregnancy

Aeol on

Love her, love her style. There was one dress she wore a few weeks ago that had me scrambling to the Internet for the pregnancy announcement I had obviously missed, and found nothing. I am super happy for her…and also glad to be right lol!

Catherine on

I love Cat Deeley! I think it’s hilarious that she wears such high heels on the show. She’s already about a foot taller than most of the contestants even without the heels. They all look so tiny next to her!

msliftbig on

Love her!

Anonymous on

Easyup- That’s pretty normal for a first time mother-to-be. And most of what she said was jokes, anyway. 🙂

Anjelika on

Love her hosting on SYTYCD. She is an hilarious woman.

Anonymous on

Hardly noticing she is pregnant on the show. Congratulations!

Vanna on

Um she looks lovely in this picture.