Original Changing Rooms host Carol Smillie is reportedly unhappy bosses have snubbed her from the reboot for the second time.
The presenter, 59, who hosted the makeover series from 1996 to 2003, is allegedly upset bosses haven’t approached her to return to the show, after planned host Davina McCall was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
An insider added that those close to Carol have made it clear to Channel 4 bosses her ‘nose has been put out of joint’ by the snub, after the reboot was hit by multiple delays due to the Covid pandemic.
Not you! Original Changing Rooms host Carol Smillie, 59, is reportedly unhappy bosses have snubbed her from the reboot for the second time
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.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Carol Smillie for comment.
Nope! The presenter who hosted the makeover series from 1996 to 2003, is allegedly upset bosses haven’t approached her to return to the show
Last month it was reported that Davina had been forced to drop out of presenting the Changing Rooms reboot as the upcoming filming dates clashed with her other commitments.
An insider told The Sun on Sunday: ‘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.
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‘Everyone on Changing Rooms is gutted as getting Davina on board was a huge coup for the reboot.’
MailOnline contacted Davina’s representatives for comment at the time.
Laurence, 56, featured on the programme on BBC from 1996 to 2004 which saw neighbours switch keys to give each other’s rooms the ultimate makeover.
It was confirmed in December that the iconic interior design show would be making a return to screens after a 16-year break, switching over to Channel 4, but it has faced multiple delays due to the Covid crisis.
Speaking of delays to filming due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, an insider told the publication that month: ‘It was all storming ahead and filming was due to start on the new version in the coming weeks. But Covid has now completely scuppered that.
Making a comeback: It had previously been announced that Davina would be hosting the show alongside, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who appeared in the original series
‘There are some bits they can work on but much of the filming has had to be pushed back — you can’t just descend on someone’s home right in the middle of the lockdown.
‘The safety of the cast and crew is most important for Channel 4 and, while some of it can be put together in a safe environment, the bulk of the filming just cannot happen at the moment.’
Former Changing Rooms presenter Carol Smillie hinted that she’d be open to returning to the series, following a resurgence in DIY in recent months.
Carol, now 58, presented the hugely popular show from 1996 until 2003, while Laurence graduated from designer to host until the programme’s end.
However, he admitted producers had to ‘coax’ him back to the show after over a decade off-screen.
Laurence said: ‘It’s taken quite a lot of coaxing to get me under the Changing Rooms banner once more, but nothing like as much coaxing as it’s going to take to squeeze those leather trousers back on.’
Original: Former Changing Rooms presenter Carol Smillie hinted last year that she’d be open to returning to the series, following a resurgence in DIY in recent months