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Patrick Kielty on family life: 'You spend your life going down the pecking order and doing what you are told'

Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and tv personality Cat Deeley attend the Burberry
Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and tv personality Cat Deeley attend the Burberry "London in Los Angeles" event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Burberry)
LOTV personality Cat Deeley (R) and husband Patrick Kielty attend the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Television personalities Patrick Kielty (L) and Cat Deeley attend the Fox Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox Television and FX celebration of their 2013 EMMY nominees at Soleto on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for FOX)
(L-R) Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley attend the Children in Need Gala Lunch at The Savoy Hotel on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and tv personality Cat Deeley attend the Burberry "London in Los Angeles" event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Burberry)
Cat Deeley is seen with her husband Patrick Kielty and son Milo in Los Angeles. Picture: Fame Flynet
Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and TV personality Cat Deeley arrive at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and tv personality Cat Deeley attends the Burberry "London in Los Angeles" event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley as the comedian has said he slipped down the pecking order with wife after the arrival of their baby
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Comedian Patrick Kielty has said the dog is more important than him in his household.

The Irish broadcaster (46), from Dundrum, Co Down, has been married to British tv presenter Cat Deeley (40) for five years and he joked that he ranks last when it comes to the family pecking order.

The couple welcomed their first child - a baby boy Milo - in January 2016.

"You get married: you are number one. You have a child: you are number two. You have a dog: you are number three. So, basically, you just spend your life going down the pecking order and doing what you are told," he told Lorraine on ITV.

Cat Deeley is seen with her husband Patrick Kielty and son Milo in Los Angeles. Picture: Fame Flynet
Cat Deeley is seen with her husband Patrick Kielty and son Milo in Los Angeles. Picture: Fame Flynet

"Milo, he runs the house. We call him the Fresh Prince of Bel Air because whatever he wants, he gets."

Kielty said the flexibility of their work means they can spend long chunks of time on this side of the Atlantic away from their adopted home of Los Angeles, where Deeley hosts So You Think You Can Dance.

Little Milo made his first trip to Ireland last year, with the proud father telling Independent.ie,: "It was great. When you land back into Dundrum, it's brilliant because you get the joy of the whole thing all over again because there's so many family meeting him for the first time. It was just brilliant."

While based in LA, the jet-setting family often visit Ireland and London, both for work and for pleasure.

LOTV personality Cat Deeley (R) and husband Patrick Kielty attend the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOTV personality Cat Deeley (R) and husband Patrick Kielty attend the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

"Life's good in LA. It's nice. We're very very lucky now that we've got the best of both worlds because we're back and forward a lot. We just spent two and a half, three months here, we had a month before Christmas, we got to see family.

"Then I was working in January and Cat was doing some stuff in February and then we were able to go back to LA. So we're really really lucky that we get the best of there and we get the best of here."

As for what's next, he has a rather laid-back approach, saying: "If someone had said to me five years ago that I'd be living in LA, I wouldn't have believed them. If somebody says to me, 'In five years time, where will you be living?' who knows. Take it as it comes."

Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and TV personality Cat Deeley arrive at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and TV personality Cat Deeley arrive at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

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