CAROL SMILLIE

Presenter

Carol started presenting television shows, with the game show "Wheel Of Fortune", but her biggest success came with the lifestyle programme "Changing Rooms", which she presented for thirteen series, finishing in 2003. Carol has continued as a television presenter, as well as acting on stage and film, and has also started a writing career co-authoring books and a regular newspaper column in The Times.

Partnered with Matthew Cutler, Carol danced in series four of Strictly Come Dancing. Len labelled Carol the dark horse of the competition, as she started off with a good performance and quietly got on with learning the dances each week, and gradually improved week on week with each comment she received from the judges, with a running joke from her that she could never quite reach the 30 point mark, until week seven when her Cha Cha Cha earned exactly 30 points. Week nine was Carol's best week, an especially impressive week considering it was the first week the couples had to learn two new dances, and scored 34 points for both the Viennese Waltz and the Samba. Unfortunately, the rest of the remaining couples were either technically better and scored higher marks, or had more support from the public, and it was to be Carol's last week, finishing 5th out of fourteen couples.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArleneLenBruno  
2 Quickstep Nine To Five 7 5 6 7 25
3 Jive Hanky Panky 6 7 7 7 27
4 Foxtrot Stuck On You 6 7 8 8 29
5 Salsa Don't Stop Til You Get Enough 7 6 8 8 29
6 American Smooth It's Oh So Quiet 6 7 7 7 27
7 Cha Cha Cha Dancing In The Moonlight 7 7 8 8 30
8 Waltz If You Don't Know Me By Now 7 7 8 8 30
9 Viennese Waltz Breakaway 8 8 9 9 34
9 Samba Club Tropicana 7 9 9 9 34