Carol Kirkwood Biography

Updated On Dec 26, 2017 Published On Nov 25, 2015
Facts of Carol Kirkwood
Date of Birth: 1962 , May-29
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
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Before she got married, Carol was having a romantic love affair with many boyfriends. However, after she engaged with her life partner Jimmy Kirkwood she eventually got married and was living a well-wed life with him. As a loving spouse, they didn't welcome any children but they did live a healthy married life. As a married couple they lived together for about 25 years but unfortunately, recently their news about their divorce became public.

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After graduating from Lochaber High School, Carol attended Napier College of Commerce and Technology and she earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Commerce from there. She then joined BBC News. However, some years later she left the BBC and then began working in the recruitment office and then she also worked as a training consultant.

Again in 1993, she joined BBC News and began working as a freelance presenter. She has been acting as the main presenter of the BBC Breakfast since 2013. As per the latest researches on Carol's financial aspect, her net worth is estimated to be around $13 Million. Her annual salary is also assumed to be in million.

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Born in Morar, Invernessshire, Scotland

May 29 , 1962

Born as Carol MacKellaig in Morar, Invernessshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Malcolm MacKellaig, Carol was raised in middle class family. She is Scottish and is of white ethnicity. She is of average height but she finds it quite difficult to maintain her weight. 

Married to Jimmy Kirkwood

1990

Before she got married, Carol was linked having love affairs with lots of people. However, those rumors were proved wrong as she got married to Jimmy Kirkwood. As a loving spouse they didn't welcome any children but they did live a healthy married life.

Divorced with Jimmy Kirkwood

2015

Beautiful lady with sexy physique Carol MacKellaig got married to a wealthy businessman Jimmy Kirkwood in 1990. As a married couple they lived together for about 25 years but recently their news about their divorce became public.

Rejoined BBC as a freelance presenter

1993

Soon after graduation from Napier College of Commerce and Technology, she joined BBC News. However, some years later she left the BBC. Again in 1993, she joined BBC News and began working as a freelance presenter.

Joined The Weather Channel

1996

After being the freelance presenter at BBC News for about three years, she joined The Weather Channel in 1996 but this program was closed within a year. And then after she went on taking some training at the Met Office.

Joined BBC News as a weather presenter

1998

After taking some training at the Met Office, she permanently joined BBC News and then began presenting the weather news since April 1998. She was also seen in several others BBC shows like BBC World News and BBC News at Six.

Became the weather presenter of BBC Breakfast

2013

Few years later she became the main presenter of the BBC Breakfast, however in 2013, this show moved away from London but she began presenting this show via video link. She is also the presenter of the The Weather Show.

Won Best TV Weather Presenter

2003

In 2003, she was honored with the best TV Weather Presenter of the year by the the TRIC award. That was not the only year she won this award, she has been honored with this award for six times. 

Received an Honorary Fellowship

November 17 , 2015

It’s been a while she has been dedicating her life as a television presenter and broadcaster. On 17th of November 2015, she received one prestigious honor and that was Honorary Fellowship from HRH Princess Anne. She was honored with this award for her contributions to broadcasting.

Appeared Strictly Come Dancing

2015

Besides being popular in the world as a Scottish weather presenter, recently in 2015, she also gained some popularity for being one of the participants of the TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. She was placed 10th in this show.