Carol Smillie is one of the UK's most sought after presenters for television programmes, award ceremonies, corporate events and advertisements. Those who know her primarily from Changing Rooms may be surprised by the range of her work on and off the TV. She has won a NATIONAL TV AWARD, an INDIE award and was nominated for a BAFTA. She has worked with Princes, Prime Ministers and movie stars, and is gaining recognition overseas in particular through BBC America.
Carol Smillie began her career in showbusiness as the much publicised hostess on ITV's WHEEL OF FORTUNE, a role however, which denied her a chance to speak.
She found her voice, and her feet, shortly after as one of the main reporters on BBC2's THE TRAVEL SHOW.
After two years, she was snapped up as a regular on BBC1's HOLIDAY, often fronting the show.
Carol Smillie was the face of the BBC's SUMMER HOLIDAY and HOLIDAY SWAPS and for three years in succession, fronted THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.
However, the show she will always be known for is, of course, BBC television's CHANGING ROOMS, the flagship DIY programme which changed the face of British television as we know it today. The programme earned Carol invitations to Buckingham Palace & Downing Street and the big red book on THIS IS YOUR LIFE.
She has also fronted five successful series of DREAM HOLIDAY HOMES on FIVE. Carol Smillie is a popular guest on game shows and other popular programmes. Carol Smillie recently appeared on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Strictly Ice Dancing.
Carol Smillie is very much in demand in the corporate market as a host for company conferences and award ceremonies, and was chosen to host the Duke of Edinburgh's 80th birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall.