Cat Deeley, the relentlessly upbeat host of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," would be the first to admit it: She's out of step with her own show.
Or, to put it more bluntly, Cat can't dance.
"Oh, I'm absolutely terrible," Deeley said gleefully in a heavy British accent when asked about her own dancing skills.
"I'm really awful -- I don't have control over my flaming limbs. They're going all over the place. I've never been graceful. The only time I can really look good is when I'm next to my father, and I just move side to side."
Luckily for Deeley, being a decent hoofer is not required to host "So You Think You Can Dance," which returns Thursday at 8 p.m. for its third season. The series, which is the dance version of "American Idol," pits amateur dancers against each other in a competition to be named America's favorite dancer.
"Dance" and "Idol" were both created by veteran producer Simon Fuller, and the top contestants from both series perform in touring companies that have drawn sold-out crowds.