After 10 seasons, TLC’s What Not To Wear will go off the air. The makeover series was cable network’s longest running primetime show and launched the makeover reality TV trend. We have all become familiar with the phrases “shut-the-front-door” and “shut-up, shut-up!” Watching Stacey London show her signature reactions while her co-host, Clinton Kelly smirked during their “big reveal” on was always a thrill. I personally have been hooked on What Not to Wear since its inception and it has been more than a treat to watch. It gave us all an insight into the fashion industry and what it means to “dress the part”, whether you are a student, an attorney, an artist, or a chef.
Beginning in 2003, What Not To Wear allowed Stacey London and Clinton Kelly to enter our living rooms (and our closets), changing American households forever. Some people may believe that fashion makeovers are frivolous and materialistic, but the show brought out a new light. For many of the guests on the show, the makeovers were therapeutic. It allowed them to let go of their pasts and insecurities and step into a newfound self-confidence.
The final season will air in July 2013, with some new surprises in store for viewers. In a recent interview with People, London stated,
“I’m excited about our final episodes. … We are getting to do things we’ve never had the opportunity to do before, and there are many surprises in store,” says London. “I do love that we are going out with a bang.”
Over the years, several stars have been featured on the show, including “Charles in Charge” and “Baywatch” star Nicole Eggert; “Blossom” and “Big Bang Theory” Mayim Bialik.