TLC, if you’re reading this, bring back WNTW!!!
The original What Not To Wear actually started in the UK and lasted seven seasons (2001-2007).
The British versions of Stacy and Clinton are Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall. They hosted the first five seasons, and then Lisa Butcher and Mica Paris took over as cohosts for the final two seasons.
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What Not To Wear was picked up in the US in 2003 and starred cohosts Stacy London and...not Clinton Kelly?!
Yep, Clinton didn't join Stacy until season two! The original cohost was celebrity stylist Wayne Scot Lukas. I tried to track down photos of him and Stacy from the show, but it turns out season one is a complete mystery and lost in a black hole that is the World Wide Web. (I am serious, plz tell me how to find Season 1!)
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What Not To Wear is the longest running makeover show with 10 seasons and 343 episodes.
The show started in 2003 and ran until 2013. RIP. 😢
Most people were legitimately nominated by friends and family, and then 100% ambushed by Stacy and Clinton.
I am honestly thrilled to hear that most of the participants didn't nominate themselves. Joanna, a former WNTW participant from season four, wrote on Reddit, “My husband nominated me and oh yes, it was a HUGE surprise. In fact, my entire family, my boss, and even my neighborhood was in on it.”