Carol Smillie was ‘unhappy to be rejected to reboot in locker rooms’

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Original locker room host Carol Smillie is reportedly unlucky bosses who rejected her from the reboot a second time.

The 59-year-old presenter, who hosted the makeover series from 1996 to 2003, is reportedly upset that bosses have not approached her to return to the show, after scheduled presenter Davina McCall was forced to quit due to scheduling conflicts.

An insider added that those close to Carol have made it clear to Channel 4 bosses that her ‘nose has been poked apart’ by the snub, after the reboot suffered multiple delays due to the Covid pandemic.

Not you!  Original locker room host Carol Smillie, 59, is reportedly unlucky bosses have disapproved her of reboot for second time

Not you! Original locker room host Carol Smillie, 59, is reportedly unlucky bosses have disapproved her of reboot for second time

A source said The sunCarol hasn’t been approached by those behind the locker room reboot – not even when Davina had to retire.

A lot of people thought she would be the first choice given her experience on the show before and because they brought back Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

“Some people around Carol lifted it and it was made clear to them that her nose was sticking out of the joint.”

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Carol Smillie for comment.

No!  The presenter who hosted the makeover series from 1996 to 2003 is reportedly upset that bosses haven't approached her to return to the show.

No!  The presenter who hosted the makeover series from 1996 to 2003 is reportedly upset that bosses haven't approached her to return to the show.

No! The presenter who hosted the makeover series from 1996 to 2003 is reportedly upset that bosses haven’t approached her to return to the show.

Last month, it was reported that Davina had been forced to stop presenting the locker room reboot as the upcoming movie dates clashed with her other commitments.

An insider told it The sun on Sunday: ‘Davina was so excited to be a part of the reboot, but with the changing production schedule it’s become a nightmare.

The filming was supposed to take place late last year, but it wasn’t moved until earlier this year. And now it has been pushed back again.

The lockdown and pandemic have devastated the schedule and unfortunately Davina has said she will not be able to commit. It’s the last thing anyone wanted, but she’s so busy with other movie commitments.

No!  Bosses are looking for new presenter to host locker room reboot after Davina McCall was forced to resign due to movie commitments

No!  Bosses are looking for new presenter to host locker room reboot after Davina McCall was forced to resign due to movie commitments

No! Bosses are looking for new presenter to host locker room reboot after Davina McCall was forced to resign due to movie commitments

“Everyone in the locker rooms is upset because getting Davina on board was a huge coup before the restart.”

MailOnline contacted Davina’s representatives at the time for comment.

Laurence, 56, was on the BBC’s program from 1996 to 2004, where neighbors switched keys to give each other’s rooms the ultimate makeover.

In December, it was confirmed that the iconic interior design show would return to screens after a 16-year hiatus and switch to Channel 4, but it has faced multiple delays due to the Covid crisis.

Speaking of filming delays due to the new coronavirus outbreak, an insider told the publication that month: “ It all stormed ahead and filming was due to begin with the new version in the coming weeks. But Covid has now completely thwarted that.

Making a comeback: It was previously announced that Davina would host the show alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who appeared in the original series.

Making a comeback: It was previously announced that Davina would host the show alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who appeared in the original series.

Making a comeback: It was previously announced that Davina would host the show alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who appeared in the original series.

There are a few things they can work on, but a lot of the filming had to be pushed back – you can’t just descend on someone’s house in the middle of lockdown.

“The safety of the cast and crew is most important to Channel 4 and while some of it can be put together in a safe environment, most of the filming just can’t happen at this point.”

Former locker room host Carol Smillie hinted she would be open to returning to the series after a resurgence of DIY in recent months.

Carol, now 58, hosted the hugely popular show from 1996 to 2003, while Laurence graduated from designer to host through the end of the program.

However, he admitted that after more than a decade off screen producers had to ‘coax’ him back to the show.

Laurence said, “It took quite a bit of coaxing to get me back under the locker room banner, but there’s nothing like coaxing as much as it takes to put those leather pants back on.”

Original: Former locker room host Carol Smillie hinted last year that she would be open to returning to the series, after a resurgence of DIY stores in recent months

Original: Former locker room host Carol Smillie hinted last year that she would be open to returning to the series, after a resurgence of DIY stores in recent months

Original: Former locker room host Carol Smillie hinted last year that she would be open to returning to the series, after a resurgence of DIY stores in recent months