Carol hit the world’s television screens 25 years ago alongside fellow GREAT BRITISH SPEAKERS Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Oliver Heath and Anna Ryder Richardson with the BBC’s game-changing lifestyle concept Changing Rooms.
Other TV credits Dream Holiday Home (C5) A Brush With Fame and (ITV1) Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) where she came in 5th place.
She has also appeared as a guest on Friday Night With Jonathon Ross, Have I Got News For You and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Since hosting The Duke of Edinburgh’s 80th birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall in 2001, Carol has become a regular and sought after events host.
Between 2006-2011, Carol starred in two sellout tours of ‘Vagina Monologues’, and a further two performances of the hilarious ‘Hormonal Housewives’ demonstrating a talent for comedy and live performance.
Carol is the author of ‘Carol Smillie’s Working Mum’s Handbook’ and fronted the pre and postnatal fitness DVD ‘Changing Shape.’ She is also a regular contributor to Woman’s Own Magazine and The Sunday Times.
In 2012, after more than 25 years in front of the screen, Carol decided to step away from the camera and focused her interested into becoming an entrepreneur, launching the award-winning brand Pretty Clever Pants; women’s lingerie with a secret waterproof panel, for life’s little leaks! The business continues to go from strength to strength, with a UK patent, listings with multiple major retailers, and in 2017, a global license deal with tv shopping channel High St TV, they are revolutionising the lives of women all over the world.
Tackling the last taboo – From Changing Rooms to Changing Attitudes
Just some of the events Carol has spoken at:
BritMums Live (blogger conference) Keynote Speaker (2 years running)
SIE Summit (Student Enterprise) See summary clip below Conference
Twenty Club Speaker
Yorkshire Business Masterclass
Entrepreneurial Scotland, Gleneagles Hotel
Duke of Edinburgh 80th Birthday, Royal Albert Hall
Mumsnet Blogger Conference, Bafta, London 2014
Food & Drink Awards, London
Scottish Bafta Awards
Entrepreneuring Awards, Entrepreneurial Spark.
Scottish Pharmacist of the Year 2016
Herald Family Business Awards 2015
World Scotch Pie Awards 2016/17./18
EweMove Annual Conference Host, Yorkshire 2016/17
Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2016
Scottish Bakers Annual Conference
Plumbing & Heating Awards, London
RBS Scottish Edge Awards
Scotland’s Real Hero Awards 2016
Herald Property Awards 2015
Netball Scotland Awards 2015/16/17
Scottish Dental awards 2016
Tayside Contract Awards 2017
Scottish Hotel Awards 2017
Jimmy Choo / Diana Awards, Harvey Nicholls, Leeds 2017
National TV Award
Caron Keating Inspirational Mother Award 2014
Scottish Edge Winner (£50k) 2014
Retail Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
Transformative Innovation in Sport 2015
Sports Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
Scottish Bafta Nominee