Remember Changing Rooms' Carol Smillie? She has a VERY different job now after being snubbed by reboot

VETERAN TV host Carol Smillie is keeping herself busy with a new occupation as she's snubbed from the Changing Rooms reboot.

The 59-year-old broadcaster presented the decorating show for seven years when it was on the BBC until 2003, but missed out on a gig in the show's rebirth.

The Channel 4 design show has been given a makeover with a new look line-up – including two new designers – launches this Wednesday.

But Carol's too busy officiating weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals after becoming a humanist celebrant a few years ago.

She wed her first couple in 2019 after becoming a member of the Humanist Society Scotland the year before that.

The TV star works under her married name Carol King is revelling in her new role and says it's not about the money for her.

"I am delighted to be part of the Humanist Society Scotland celebrant team. I have already found the experience a real privilege," she said in 2018.

"For me, Humanist values of care, compassion and kindness are really important in delivering a meaningful ceremony."

Humanist services are non-religious and became legal in Scotland in 2005.

"Becoming a humanist celebrant is not necessarily about a big money-making adventure," Carol admitted.

"People's lives are so complex and interesting. It is a bit of a privilege, really."

Carol rose to fame on shows such as Wheel of Fortune and Changing Rooms which earned her a National TV Award and a Bafta nomination.

She also presented other shows including, Dream Holiday Home, A Brush With Fame and Carol even came in fifth place when she competed on Strictly Come Dancing.

But Carol reportedly felt disappointed after not being called up for the Changing Rooms reboot.

A source told The Sun: “Carol hasn’t been approached by those behind the Changing Rooms reboot — even when Davina had to pull out. A lot of people thought she’d be the number one choice given her experience on the show before and because they were bringing back Laurence LLewelyn-Bowen.

“Some people close to Carol raised it and it was made clear to them that her nose had been put out of joint.

“It’s only natural she would feel that way. Carol was the heart and soul of Changing Rooms for years.

A trailer for the rebooted series shows interior designer Laurence Llwelyn-Bowen and Anna Richardson coming together.

Changing Rooms was a firm favourite for the British public between 1996 and 2004 – showing fans how to transform their homes with DIY.

While it was presented by Carol Smillie until 2003 – Laurence took over for the final year, and he has returned 17 years later for the reboot.

While Davina McCall had been signed as Laurence's co-host, she was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with The Masked Singer.

So Anna Richardson joined the line-up, alongside two fresh designers – Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of the 2LG Studio.

Carpenter and joiner Tibby Singh will also become part of the new team, who will come together over six episodes to transform homes.

Each instalment will see two sets of homeowners from the same neighbourhood take on the task of renovating each other's homes.

To make the challenge even more difficult, the two homeowners will also be up against the clock in order to get things done on schedule.

Laurence or Jordan and Russell will be on hand in order to help turn the contestants visions into a reality with their design expertise.

Changing Rooms is set to premiere later this months, with the first set of renovations taking place in Swansea, South Wales.

Changing Rooms launches on Wednesday August 18 at 8pm on Channel 4 and All 4.



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