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For the last three decades , Carol has been one of tv's most recognisable faces. From her early career on 'Wheel of Fortune' to the BBC’s 'Changing Rooms', earning her invitations to Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, an Indie award, a National TV Award, a BAFTA nomination, and of course Ronni Ancona's alter ego 'Smillie Smillie Carol Smillie' Other shows quickly followed such as Dream Holiday Home (C5) and A Brush With Fame (ITV1) and she even took part in Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) winning 5th place. Carol has guested on countless shows including 'Friday Night With Jonathon Ross' 'Graham Norton', 'Have I Got News For You', 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and 'Richard Osman's House of Games'
She published her own book, 'Carol Smillie's Working Mum's Handbook', and pre- and post-natal fitness DVD 'Changing Shape', as well as columns in Woman's Own and The Sunday Times.
Carol was chosen to host the Duke of Edinburgh's 80th birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall and even turned her hand to comedy, treading the boards with two sellout tours of' Vagina Monologues' and a further two of the hilarious 'Hormonal Housewives'
Throughout her career, Carol has modelled for many brands, and now, at 60 still loves stepping in front of the camera.
In 2012, she launched her own business, the award-winning brand DiaryDoll - Pretty Clever Pants, stocked in major UK outlets, Boots, John Lewis, QVC and Debenhams, before selling it 6 years later to tv shopping channel High St TV.
In 2018, she chose yet another twist of career, and trained to be a Humanist Celebrant, conducting non religious weddings, funerals and baby namings with Humanist Society Scotland, a job that has completely changed her outlook on life, saying “helping people through the best and worst days of there lives is nothing short of a privilege"
She and husband Alex Knight have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children, Christie, Robbie & Jodie.
photo by Nick Haddow