BBC Weather Presenter, Carol Kirkwood was married to Jimmy Kirkwood. She also served at Met Office. Carol and Jimmy separated after 18 years of marriage. Says, she's become stronger post-divorce.
Facts of Carol Kirkwood
|Full Name:||Carol Kirkwood|
|Age:||58 years 1 months|
|Birth Date:||May 29, 1962|
|Birth Place:||Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)|
|Father's Name:||Malcolm MacKellaig|
|Education:||BA degree from Napier College of Commerce and technology|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius, Libra|
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My dad died a long time ago, but I could remember him coming in when I was recording David Cassidy and saying, ‘Carol, have you tidied your room?’ and me saying, ‘dad! SHHHH!
I found the tape at home. It made me cry, hearing my dad’s voice after such a long time. I asked myself, ‘why have I kept this tape? And maybe that’s the reason.
I’m braver now. I’ve flown with the Red Arrows, jumped out of planes with the Red Devils.
“I found myself when I got divorced. I started to do things and to think, ‘I’m not going to say no, I’m going to say yes!
One woman caller heard my voice and said, ‘Oh, for heaven’s sake, girl, speak the Queen’s English.
Relationship Statistics of Carol Kirkwood
|What is Carol Kirkwood marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Divorce|
|Is Carol Kirkwood having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Carol Kirkwood lesbian ?:||No|
More about the relationship
Carol Kirkwood is a divorced woman.
She was married to Jimmy Kirkwood in the year 1990. Jimmy is a property developer.
She took a break from her career after she wed Jimmy.
They stayed married for 18 years. But after that their marriage did not work out. So they divorced in the year 2012.
Being married for more than 25 years old, they did not have any children. At present, she is not linked to anyone. She is single.
- 1 Who is Carol Kirkwood?
- 2 Carol Kirkwood: Birth facts, Parents, Childhood
- 3 Carol Kirkwood: Education(School/College)
- 4 Carol Kirkwood: BBC career
- 5 Carol on Strictly Come Dancing
- 6 Carol Kirkwood Awards and Achievements
- 7 Carol Kirkwood: Controversy, Health
- 8 Carol Kirkwood: Net worth
- 9 Body Measurements: Height, Weight
- 10 Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Who is Carol Kirkwood?
Carol Kirkwood is a weather presenter from Scotland. She is known for working on the BBC. She has also participated in the 13th series of the show Strictly Come Dancing. Similarly, in the year 2018, she has served as a Weather presenter in Hollyoaks.
She is the winner of the TRIC award for the best TV Weather Presenter in the years 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2012-2017.
Carol Kirkwood: Birth facts, Parents, Childhood
Carol was born on 29th May 1962 in Morar Highland, the U.S. As mentioned above her ethnicity is Scottish. At present, she is 57 years old.
She was born to father(Malcolm MacKellaig) but the name of her mother is not revealed. Her father died a long time back.
Similarly, she had seven brothers and sisters in her family and she was the eighth one. Her parents had a hotel in Morar. Likewise, she grew up with her siblings.
Carol Kirkwood: Education(School/College)
The Scottish weather presenter, Carol attended Lochaber High School in Fort Willliam.
Similarly, she enrolled in Napier College of Commerce and Technology in Edinburgh for a commerce degree in BA.
Carol Kirkwood: BBC career
After graduating from college, she started working as the BBC’s secretarial reserve in London. She presented the short slots on BBC Radio Scotland. After that, she presented on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. After being married to her husband she left the BBC.
She started working in recruitment and trained as a consultant for a management consultancy in Cheshire. In the year 1993, she rejoined BBC at the corporation’s Elstree Studios training department. She was a freelance presenter. After that in 1006, she joined the UK operation of The Weather Channel.
She started appearing across all BBC Weather’s output on TV and radio which included BBC News, BBC World News, and BBC News at Six. Similarly, she is the main weather presenter on BBC Breakfast. Furthermore, she has also presented The Great British Weather and The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
Carol on Strictly Come Dancing
In the year 2015, in August Carol announced that she would be a part of Strictly Come Dancing in the thirteenth series. The show began in September 2015. Her partner in the show was Pasha Kovalev. He is a Russian professional Latin and ballroom dancer.
Carol Kirkwood Awards and Achievements
In the year 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2012-2017, she was awarded the TRIC award for best TV Weather Presenter. Similarly, she received an Honorary Fellowship from HRH Princess Anne for “contributions to broadcasting” at Inverness College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, on 17 November 2015.
Carol Kirkwood: Controversy, Health
Carol makes a mistake during the weather forecast
In August 2019, Carol made a mistake during the weather forecasts. She was dressed in a leopard print. But she made a mistake while discussing the temperature. She covered her mistake saying that she had bad eyesight.
Carol injured in an accident
Carol tweeted in May 2019 that she had an accident after she knocked off by a car. She was injured, policemen and the ambulance crew escorted her to the hospital.
Carol Kirkwood: Net worth
The Scottish weather forecaster has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Similarly, her salary is around $400,000. She might earn a huge amount of money from her career.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
Carol Kirkwood has a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and she weighs around 58 kg. Her hair color is blonde and her eyes color is blue.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Carol is active on Twitter. On Twitter, she has around 168k followers. But she does not have a Facebook and Instagram account.