Carol Smillie 'snubbed by Changing Rooms for second time'
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 April 2021
Carol Smillie, the show's original presenter, is said to be "unhappy" that she hasn't been asked to join the 'Changing Rooms' reboot after Davina McCall dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts
Carol Smillie is said to have been snubbed for the 'Changing Rooms' reboot for a second time.
The 59-year-old television presenter fronted the show between 1996 and 2004 but has not been asked to return for the upcoming series, despite the reboot's original presenter Davina McCall having to pull out.
A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "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. She was hugely passionate about the show and loved being a part of it.
"Even some of the people working on the show have wondered why Carol was never asked to come back as the host."
It comes after Davina stepped down as the host of 'Changing Rooms' due to scheduling conflicts.
A source said last month: "Davina was so excited to be part of the reboot but with the changing production schedule, it has become a nightmare. Filming was supposed to take place at the end of last year but it got moved until earlier this year. And now it’s been pushed back again. "The lockdown and pandemic have played havoc with the schedule and sadly Davina has said she won’t be able to commit. "It’s the last thing anyone wanted but she is so busy with other filming commitments. Everyone on Changing Rooms is gutted as getting Davina on board was a huge coup for the reboot."
'Changing Rooms' is set for a comeback on Channel 4.