Carol Kirkwoodis a British weather presenter who started her career at BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. Further, she got her training from the Met office. Carol took part in BBC One’s Strictly Come Daning’s 13th series in 2015, finishing in 10th position.
So far in her career, she has won TRIC award for best TV Weather Presenter in 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012 and in 2017. So, let’s find out everything about the well-known personality in the television industry from her career to personal life.
Early Life and Education of Carol Kirkwood
Carol Kirkwood was born on 1962, May 29 in Scotland along with seven other siblings. She holds Scottish nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. Carol joined Lochaber High school for her advanced studies and later graduated from the Napier’s University with a degree in Commerce.
Career Highlights of Carol
Kirkwood’s career started when she became a part of the secretarial reserve in London and later shifted to TV Training Department as a host in 1993. Furthermore, Carol shifted to serve for BBC Radio Scotland and then to BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 subsequently.
After she left the BBC, Carol started working as an associate director for a head-hunting organization and as a training consultant for a management consultancy in Cheshire. Later in the year 1992, she started working for a new defunct cable TV channel and wire TV along with Sacha Baron Cohen. But in 1993, Carol re-joined the BBC as a freelance presenter at Elstree Studious. There she anchored a bi-monthly program discussing issues for HTV West.
Carol also worked on the new UK operation of The Weather Channel in 1996 and after its shut down, she was trained under the guidance of the BBC at the Met Office. Moreover, she is the lead weather presenter on the BBC since 2008. Not only this but also in several other programs including, BBC One, BBC World News, BBC Red Button, and the BBC News at Six.
Kirkwood has also been presenting live forecasts on Wimbledon Tennis Championships alongside Dan Corbett and Susan Powell since 2005. However, in 2011, she was successful to become a co-presenter of BBC’s One’s The Great British Weather and also appeared on the BBC One’s TV series ‘Would I Lie To You?’.
Personal Life of Carol: Husband and Children (Know About Her Divorce)
Carol Kirkwood was previously married to Jimmy Kirkwood who is a professional hockey player and cricketer. The couple was enjoying their conjugal life with each other until they separated their ways after 18 years of marriage. The duo does not share children among them. However, the reason for their divorce is still under the wraps.
But after her divorce with Jimmy, it seems like Carol is enjoying her life even more. BBC Breakfast Weather girl revealed that she is more herself now than before. She also stated, she found herself.
” 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!”.
Carol who is now divorced and is rumored to be in a relationship with a security person who guards the Royals. She stated, “I’m very happy at the relationship status at the moment. I’m not single!”. Which clearly means, she is in a relationship and doesn’t want to reveal in the media. Carol is preferring a low key life and seems happy in her own small world apart from her career.
How Rich Is Carol? Know About Her Net Worth
From more than two decades of career, Carol Kirkwood has surely bagged a hefty amount of net worth from her professional career. As of 2019, she has a net worth of $5 million. She earns a salary of over $400 thousand annually from her profession.
Carol Kirkwood is living a lavish life however, there is no further information about her house and cars.
In the BBC, Georgina Burnett who is also a weather presenter and news reporter for all English states’ BBC London News, BBC Scotland, BBC South East Today, BBC Wales, BBC South Today, along with BBC Look East. She has a net worth of $300,000 as of 2019.