Carol Kirkwood Bio, Age, Family, Career, Television Shows, BBC & height

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Who is Carol Kirkwood?

Carol Kirkwood is a British weather presenter, trained by the Met Office, and employed by the BBC, in particular on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire.

In 2015, she participated in the 13th series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in 10th place.

Carol Kirkwood’s Career

After graduation, Kirkwood joined the BBC’s secretarial reserve in London. After a series of internal moves, she presented short slots on BBC Radio Scotland, and then BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Following her marriage to Jimmy Kirkwood, she left the BBC and subsequently worked in recruitment and then as a training consultant for a management consultancy in Cheshire. In 1992, she spent time on a now-defunct cable TV channel, Windsor TV, latterly called Wire TV, along with Sacha Baron Cohen.

A Photo of Carol Kirkwood
A Photo of Carol Kirkwood

Kirkwood rejoined the BBC at the corporation’s E Elstree Studios training department in 1993 as a freelance presenter, during which time she also presented a bi-monthly program Talking Issues for HTV West. In 1996 Kirkwood joined the new UK operation of The Weather Channel, but after it closed down she underwent training under the guidance of the BBC at the Met Office, before joining BBC News in April 1998 as a weather presenter. She has since appeared regularly across all of BBC Weather’s output on both radio and television, including BBC News, BBC World News, BBC News at Six, and the live forecasts as part of the BBC’s coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

BBC Breakfast

Kirkwood is the main weather presenter on BBC Breakfast. The program moved from London to MediaCityUK in Salford in 2013 but Kirkwood stayed in London presenting the weather on Breakfast via video link. She presented the BBC’s The Weather Show and is also a regular contributor and reporter for The One Show. In 2011, Kirkwood co-presented the BBC One series The Great British Weather. She also presented the weather on BBC Radio 2’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

Kirkwood has appeared as a guest on CBBC’s show Hacker Time. In 2014, she appeared on BBC One panel show Would I Lie to You? In October 2018, Kirkwood had a cameo appearance on Hollyoaks.

Strictly Come Dancing

In August 2015, it was announced that Kirkwood would be taking part in the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, which began in September 2015. She was partnered with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev.


Kirkwood won the TRIC award for best TV Weather Presenter in 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2012–2017. She received an Honorary Fellowship from Princess Anne for “contributions to broadcasting” at Inverness College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, on 17 November 2015.

TV appearances

  • BBC Breakfast (1999–present) – Weather presenter
  • The Great British Weather – Co-presenter
  • Hacker Time – Guest
  • The Weather Show – Presenter
  • The One Show – Reporter
  • Would I Lie to You? (2013) – Guest, 1 episode
  • Victoria Derbyshire (2015–present) – Weather presenter
  • Strictly Come Dancing (2015) – Participant
  • Hollyoaks (2018) – Cameo appearance as Weather presenter

How Old is Carol Kirkwood?

Kirkwood was born on 29 May 1962, in Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland. She is currently 58 years old.

Carol Kirkwood‘s Family

Kirkwood was one of eight children of parents who were hoteliers in Morar.

Carol Kirkwood‘s Education

After attending Lochaber High School in Fort William, Kirkwood gained a BA in commerce from Napier College of Commerce and Technology (now Edinburgh Napier University) in Edinburgh.

Carol Kirkwood‘s Husband

Kirkwood was married to Jimmy Kirkwood (not to be confused with Jimmy Kirkwood the former Irish & GB hockey player), but the couple divorced in 2008. She now lives in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Carol Kirkwood‘s Children – Kids

Kirkwood does not have any children.

Carol Kirkwood’s Net Worth

Kirkwood has an estimated net worth of $5 million.


Kirkwood stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in tall.

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