Carol Smillie looks unrecognisable in glam model snaps taken 33 years ago
CAROL Smillie looks unrecognisable in throwback snaps from her modelling days 33 years ago.
The Scots telly star, 60, was best known for being the hostess on the game show Wheel of Fortune and presenter of home makeover programme Changing Rooms.
The Glasgow-born presenter got her big break in television in 1989 when she auditioned for Nicky Campbell’s assistant on the Wheel of Fortune.
But before she shot to fame on TV, Carol started her career as a model.
She joined an agency called Best Modelling Agency – however, at 5ft 5in she was too short to be a catwalk model and booked shoots and promotions instead.
Throwback glamour shots show stunning pictures from photo shoots 33 years ago.
She then left the game show in 1994 and appeared on the BBC on some travel shows.
In 1996, Carol bagged her big break in TV and became the main presenter on the popular DIY programme Changing Rooms.
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This then led to her presenting other primetime shows for the Beeb such as the National Lottery and even her own morning chat show Smillie’s People.
The former Scots TV presenter recently celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary with husband Alex Knight who she married in 1991.
In the heartwarming Instagram post mapping the couple's three decades together, the Scots star reflected on her marriage.
Carol wrote: "30 years, 3 kids, 3 dogs, 3 house moves and too many dodgy hairdos from that first kiss, captured on film, we both just knew we’d be best friends forever."
Last year, Carol shocked fans after revealing she is keeping herself busy with a new occupation.
She became a member of the Humanist Society Scotland and now does humanist ceremonies.
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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."
She even officiated Storm Huntley’s wedding to The LaFontaines singer Kerr Okan.
She said: "Carol Smillie does humanist ceremonies now and she was our registrar, and she was phenomenal, absolutely brilliant.
"She was a friend of a friend of ours and we didn't know she did humanist ceremonies, so it was all kind of perchance. Carol came along and married us!"
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