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Cat Deeley: I need a 'tribe' to raise my son

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Cat Deeley: I need a 'tribe' to raise my son

Cat Deeley needs a "tribe" to raise her son.

The 39-year-old television personality - who welcomed son Milo with her husband Patrick Kielty six months ago - says she "totally understands" why families need so much support when bringing up a child.

She said: "I've got so much respect for all moms out there that do it. You have to juggle like crazy and have a team around you. And whether that's your family, Mom and Dad, nanny ... whoever it is, you have this team. It takes a tribe - I can totally understand that now."

And whilst Cat admits motherhood is "really hard", she also insists it is the "best thing" she has ever done.

She added to PEOPLE magazine: "Milo is 6 months old, so he's still really little, but I'm loving it. It's really hard, but it's the best thing I've ever done too. So it's both.

"I would like him to do anything he wants to do. I would like him to be happy, first and foremost. I would like him to be kind, I would like him to be funny and I would like him to be smart. And any of those things are fine by me. And if dance comes into that? 100 percent. Buy him some tights, goddamn it!"

Meanwhile, Cat previously revealed she is "besotted" with her baby son.

She said: "I'm besotted with the baby and really enjoying motherhood. I'm back filming in the studio and I can't wait. I always wanted to go straight back to work because I love it so much. I think it is possible to strike a balance between work and home life, so I'll see how it goes."