Carol Smillie

Scottish Television Presenter
Born Dec 23, 1961

Carol Patricia Smillie is a Scottish television personality, model and actress. Smillie is well known for presenting the award winning BBC series Changing Rooms, which won her a National Television Award for Most Popular Factual Programme in 1998. She became the hostess of the British version of the international television game show Wheel of Fortune in 1989.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on December 23, 1961.


1979 17 Years Old At age 18, in 1979, Smillie embarked on her first year at the Glasgow School of Art, studying Art, Design, and Fashion, with the idea of becoming a fashion designer. … Read More


1989 27 Years Old Smillie's presenting career launched in 1989, at age 27, when she beat 5,000 other applicants to become the hostess and puzzle board operator of Scottish Television's Wheel of Fortune game show. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old Smillie lives in Glasgow with husband Knight, a restaurateur, whom she married in August 1991. … Read More


1994 32 Years Old Smillie left the show in 1994, replaced by Jenny Powell. … Read More
In 1996, Smillie became the original presenter of BBC Two's new DIY show Changing Rooms. … Read More
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, Smillie hosted a mid-morning chat-show on BBC One entitled Smillie's People. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old In 2001, Smillie appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank and the following year appeared on The Sooty Show in the episode called "All New Sooty". … Read More


2003 41 Years Old …  She courted controversy in 2003, when she announced in an interview that she had cheated on the test. … Read More
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In 2004, she took part in a television documentary called Gender Swap for Channel 5. … Read More
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From October to December 2006, Smillie took part in Series Four of Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Matthew Cutler. … Read More
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Smillie has continued to model occasionally since her rise to fame. Between 2007 and 2010 Smillie was the figurehead model for the Scottish company The Edinburgh Woollen Mill. … Read More
In February 2008, she featured in the Spring/Summer 2008 catalogue. … Read More
In February 2009, she appeared in their Spring/Summer 2009 catalogue. … Read More
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Again in 2010, she appeared in the company's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old In October 2012, Smillie started her own business, DiaryDoll, with partner and personal friend Annabel Croft, ex-international tennis player. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old Smillie presented the 2013 and 2014 series of STV's Finding Scotland's Real Heroes.
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