Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Carol Smillie

Carol Smillie is a hospice celebrity ambassador

Carol Smillie is one of TV’s best known faces. From her early career on Wheel of Fortune to the BBC’s Changing Rooms, which earned 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) , she even took part in Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) winning 5th place. Carol has also guested on countless shows including Friday Night With Jonathon Ross, Have I Got News For You and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

She has 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.

After more than 25 years on screen, it is now all about Changing Careers. In 2012, Carol became an entrepreneur and entered the world of business launching her own award-winning brand DiaryDoll - Pretty Clever Pants - with a secret waterproof panel, for life’s little leaks. The business continues to go from strength to strength, with a UK patent, customers in 14  countries, and listings with multiple major high street retailers, revolutionising the lives of women all over the world.

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