The locker rooms are said to be set to return to screens – and bosses are said to be keen to bring back Carol Smillie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
The classic home improvement show aired on BBC1 between 1996 and 2004, and has been credited with stimulating the public’s appetite for property-themed programming and even unscripted television as a whole. .
And The Sun reports that the show could be relaunched by Channel 4, with a source saying, “The locker room was kind of a phenomenon, spawning a long series of copier makeover shows and it still retains a cult following.
Go back? Locker rooms are said to be set to return to screens – and bosses are said to be keen to bring back original star Carol Smillie
“Not only has this spawned a long string of copier makeover shows, but it still retains a cult following among a whole generation of fans.
“C4 executives would like to tap into some of that TV magic and harness the current nostalgia for bygone shows.
MailOnline has contacted representatives from Channel 4 for comment.
Carol, now 58, hosted the hugely popular show from 1996 to 2003, while Laurence, 55, went from designer to host until the show ended in 2004.
Wanted: Bosses are also said to be eager to recruit Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who served as a designer on the show until taking over the animation duties after Carol left in 2003.
In a 2017 interview for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine, Scottish television personality Carol described the show as “the best television experience in [her] career’.
She said: “In 1996, I was the original BBC2 locker room presenter – it was one of the first reality shows and is credited with launching the DIY craze of the late ’90s.
“It was the best TV experience of my career – we were a happy bunch who naively went but came out the other side like household names with a BAFTA nomination and invitations to Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.
“It was the material of dreams, and all this while watching the paint dry!
Show: (LR) Laurence and his wife Jackie, Carol, Linda Barker and her husband Chris in 2002
In 2018, Carol surprised fans when she appeared on The Voice, where she and her husband Ken were seen supporting their 20-year-old daughter, Jodie Knight.
Although she enthusiastically performed the Goo Goo Dolls hit Iris, the then teenager was disappointed when none of the judges looked back for her.
Carol, who also hosted the National Lottery, said she feared her daughter’s wish to become a singer.
She said during her appearance on the show, “I’m so excited for her, but I’m worried I guess because you want to protect her as a parent. “
“I would never hold her back as a parent because we both think something good will come out of it,” she added.
Original: Scottish Carol, now 58, hosted the hugely popular show from 1996 to 2003