Just weeks after returning to the UK to host BBC One's talent show So You Think You Can Dance?, Cat Deeley can't believe that this weekend marks the series final.
"I haven't had time to see everyone... I haven't seen Ant and Dec yet," says Deeley, 33, who hails from Birmingham, but has spent the last couple of years working in the US.
The presenter's Brummy tones are still audible - albeit with a little American intonation thrown in - but it is not only Deeley's accent which bears the mark of her transatlantic lifestyle.
"I've been doing the show here, then flying to Miami for auditions (for the US version of the show), then back, then to New York for auditions, then back to the UK again."
Despite the jetlag, the presenter says she is "having a ball" being back on her home turf.
"There's always a bit of trepidation about how the show is being received but it's been doing really good business," she says.
Each week, the dancers who have made it through the audition process are asked to tackle different styles of dance, such as hip hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary, with a new routine.
Viewers vote for their favourite performer at the end of each show and the judges - Nigel Lythgoe, Arlene Phillips, Louise Redknapp and Sisco Gomez - eliminate a male and a female contestant.
The results shows have consistently drawn about five million viewers each week.
The winner, to be announced on Saturday, will receive £100,000, plus the chance to perform on the US version of the programme.
Deeley has been hosting So You Think You Can Dance? in the US since its second series - and is now recording the seventh season.
She is keen to point out it is a serious talent show, with few laughs during the auditions process.
"They have to have that real core talent... we push them to the very limit. You can't fake it. You can't help but be in awe of the dancers.
"I've definitely learnt a great appreciation (of dance)."
A contemporary routine during last week's UK semi-final featured a couple in the middle of a huge row.
"At some point in all our lives we can identify with the moment," says Deeley. "I have screamed with people across the table, I have thrown books at people!"
Deeley appears to have a genuine bond with the show's contestants and admits she invests time to build relationships.
"I see the dancers an awful lot. In the US, you don't interact much outside because of fairness, but after the show, we hang out - they come round my house for the Fourth of July (American Independence Day) barbecue
"It's not mean TV. We don't want them to throw up, we're not getting them drunk - it's a challenge but it's a very good one."
Deeley is looking forward to Saturday's final, as she expects the the audience to "go absolutely wild".
"I can't wait for the final, they're going to blow the roof off the place."
So will Deeley return to judge a second UK series?
"We're waiting to see if it's going to be re-commissioned. I think they'll see how the final goes. It depends on when it is - there's a little thing called the Atlantic in the middle of us! It would be lovely to be asked to do it again."
Whatever happens, the US attitude to life has obviously rubbed off on Deeley as she sums up what the show is about.
"It's very much 'dream big'. You can be anything you want to be if you have talent, passion and are prepared to give it 110%."