Carol Kirkwood Biography

Carol Kirkwood is a popular weather presenter working for BBC Breakfast, United Kingdom. Carol Kirkwood is a well-trained meteorologist who could also be seen in the 2015 BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. She also worked as a recruitment director and later rejoined the broadcasting industry.

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    29 May 1962

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Carol Kirkwood is originally from Scotland

Carol Kirkwood was born on 29 May 1962 in Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Her birth name is Carol MacKellaig which later changed as she got married. She studied at Lochaber High School in Fort William and later went to Napier University in Edinburgh and completed BA in Commerce than she worked for BBC Secretarial Reserve in London.

Prior to that, as her family was involved in hotel business she worked as girl's guide. She quit herself to her former job and worked as associate director of recruitment and as a training consultant for management consultancy.

Carol Kirkwood's professional career

Carol first worked for BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Then she got transferred to BBC's secretarial reserve in London. In 1993 she became the freelancer presenter joining BBC at Elstree Studio training department. As a freelancer, she presented monthly program named Talking issues for HTV west.

Till now she has worked for big media house and has worked for shows like BBC News, BBC World News, BBC Red Button and has been presenting BBC breakfast for a couple of years. She is award winning weather journalist who has won awards in the year 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. She was the presenter of the live forecasts BBC coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championship along with Dan Corbett and Sussan Powell. Apart from the weather we see her in the popular show ‘Would I Lie to You?’, in 2011.

Carol despite some visual impairment works more confident than other colleagues. She once revealed that she is very much scared of eye surgery as she lost part of her eyes sight.

Carol Kirkwood is a fitness freak. She revealed the secret about her hot figure and diet plan

Carol Kirkwood shared that she does proper exercise and takes healthy food. She has good long slender legs with the height of 5 ft 7 inches.  Carol also makes sure that her curved body and sexy looks are always carried out with stylish clothes. She looks cool on the show and off the show.

Regarding her personal life, she married husband Jimmy Kirkwood. The couple had good married life until they decided to part away after twenty-two years of staying together. Though couple lived for more than two decades they don’t have any children. She is now more focused in her work and wants to give her most of time and energy to her work i.e media.

Whereas according to, she told that she would like to settle down again. In 2016 she also stated, 'I'm very happy in my relationship status at the moment. I'm not single! I'd just started seeing somebody.' But the actual name of her present partner wasn’t mentioned.

She is pretty wealthy as her salary is in pretty good amout and her estimated net worth is $4.5 million. Her wonderful timing sense of humor and soothing smile makes her a better personality in the world of television. She is friendly and cool while she is in her work and takes any level of stress. Though she is wonderful human being she had to face ups and down of life that’s reality of life. 

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