Laurence changes roles in Changing Rooms makeover
over 100 episodes, countless makeovers and just the occasional mishap,
BBC ONE's hit show Changing Rooms is finally getting a dose
of its own medicine.
king of all makeover shows is set for a makeover itself. Designer
Laurence Llewellyn Bowen will switch to a new role as presenter,
taking over from Carol Smillie, while a new look will add the finishing
news comes as BBC ONE has commissioned Endemol UK Productions to
produce a 14th series of the show, to launch next year.
commented: "Obviously I could never fill Carol's slingbacks,
but I'm hugely looking forward to a new series and a new format.
time for me to lay down the paintbrush and stop interfering.
me I'll still be tempted to keep telling people how it's done, but
from now on I'm going to enjoy watching everyone else getting their
hands dirty instead!"
details of plans for the new series are being kept under wraps for
now, but last week it was announced that new designer 'Gorgeous
Gordon' Whistance will be making his debut appearance on the show
12 and 13 are currently on air and going out until early next year,
presented by Carol Smillie.
week it was announced that Carol will then be stepping down to pursue
other commitments after over five years that have seen Changing
Rooms become one of the most watched shows on British TV.
producer Linda Clifford said: "Having just aired our 100th
episode there's an opportunity for a bit of a revamp and with Laurence
at the helm we're already looking good.
not talking about a complete 'before and after' transformation but
we're set to have one or two surprises in store for the next series.
Watch this space
Rooms first went to air in October 1996. The show continues to attract
audiences of up to eight million viewers.