Cat Deeley gives honest glimpse of ‘painful’ playdates with kids - and it's totally relatable

The mum-of two gives a rare insight into her family life as she plans things to do with the kids

Cat Deeley
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Cat Deeley proves even stars can't avoid an injury during a sweet playdate with the kids.

The TV presenter is mum-of-two to sons, Milo, six, and James, four, and like most mums right now, she juggles work with family life as she looks for things to do with the kids over the summer holidays.

And she shared on Instagram some clips of her "typical day with the boys", which she captioned, "Peace & pottery, but first just a little pain…" And from the off, Cat first gets hit in the eye before taking her sons to pottery painting session.

Supervising them painting pottery - which included a mug, a transformer and an egg cup holder - Cat advises, "I'm just going [to paint] over his wing because you've got to let them dry." 

The camera cuts to Cat encouraging learning through the paint by numbers experience. She asks, "What number is that James?" To which he replies, "92"

"So that looks like red..." she prompts and he proceeds to paint his mug with red splodges.

But while the pottery painting appeared to go mishap free, after returning from the session, sat on the sofa, Cat asks her son, "What is it?" as he points to her eyelid.

"Paint," James replies. To which Cat asks, "From where?" and he says, "From the painting shop."

But Cat took it all in her stride and responded, "Oh no, who put it there?"

Her son confessed, " accident". Top marks for the child's honesty, right?!

Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty

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And parents can relate. One mum wrote, "That was me yesterday with my daughter.."

Another put, "'By accident' lol how many times have we heard our kids say this! Great video x"

A third fan added, "but the raspberry made it all OK" referencing the 'raspberry kiss' he blew onto his mum at the end of the clip.

And a fourth Instagram follower added a funny comment, "I had a toe that was sticking up was going to have an operation on it, until my great nephew jumped on it now toe back in place no problem, just strapped up was sore for a while NHS saved some money."

Cat, who previously admitted she hadn't told her son Milo she was pregnant again when she was expecting James, has recently been spending plenty of quality time with both her kids.

She lives them with husband Patrick Kielty at their north London home and they've recently been enjoying days out including exploring places like Warwick Castle.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)