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Carol Smillie Recalls Unearthing ‘A Lot Of Sex Toys’ During Her ‘Changing Rooms’ Days

‘Did you not think we were going to see that?’

07/03/2017 12:21 GMT | Updated 07/03/2017 12:24 GMT

When people signed up to appear on ‘Changing Rooms’, you’d have thought they’d have hidden any embarrassing items they didn’t want the crew to find during the renovations, but evidently not. 

The defunct BBC makeover show’s host Carol Smillie has recalled unearthing “a lot of sex toys” in the homes of the participants. 

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Carol Smillie

Speaking to the Daily Express about her time on ‘Changing Rooms’, Carol revealed all about the team’s X-rated discoveries.

“There was lots of stuff hidden under people’s beds that you really would rather have not seen,” he explained. 

“Lots of sex toys, magazines, books - you name it. You just think, ‘Did you not think we were going to see that?’

“That was quite common. Maybe they had just been there a long time and they’d forgotten about them.”

‘Changing Rooms’ originally aired from 1996 to 2004, with Carol hosting from its inception, until she quit in 2003. 

Designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen presented two further series following her departure.

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Carol was the original presenter of 'Changing Rooms'

Since leaving the show, Carole has established herself as an underwear designer, supplying pants with a secret wash-proof panel to women who suffer “life’s little leaks”.

The presenter previously opened up about her own experiences of incontinence during an appearance on ‘This Morning’ in 2015, recalling an incident on a trampoline. 

“I don’t normally trampoline, I just wanted to be a cool mum,” she explained. “But thought [when it happened] ‘I’ll be back in a minute’ and worse it was in a bikini and I legged it and didn’t really think about it after that - just thought I’d read about it and that’s clearly the stage I’m at.”

She continued: “But if I’ve got a heavy cold or something and I blow my nose too often…[it can happen]. But I never thought to go to my GP, I thought I don’t like to bother him.”

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