Carol Kirkwood Biography

Updated On Aug 08, 2018 Published On Nov 25, 2015
Facts of Carol Kirkwood
Date of Birth: 1962 , May-29
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Carol Kirkwood
Father Malcolm MacKellaig
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Morar, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Scottish weather presenter
Working For TV anchor
Net Worth $4.3 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Weight in KG 58 kg
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Jimmy Kirkwood
Children No
Divorce Jimmy Kirkwood (div.2008)
Education Edinburgh Napier University
Awards Not Yet
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter
TV Show BBC Breakfast, The One Show
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Scottish weather presenter, Carol Kirkwood is popular all around the world for her work on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. In 2015, she took part in the famous television reality show, Strictly Come Dancing where she stood 10th.

Born as Carol MacKellaig in Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland, the United Kingdom to Malcolm MacKellaig, Carol was raised in a middle-class family. She holds a Scottish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. 

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 and also for Victoria Derbyshire.

Regarding her personal life, Carol was a married woman. She was married to her former husband Jimmy Kirkwood in 1980s. However, nearly after 25 years of marriage, the couple separated in 2008. The couple didn't' share any children.

After her divorce, with Jimmy Kirkwood was reported to be single, but it was until December 2017, the news of her dating issues got in the limelight. A spokesperson for her reported that she was in a relationship with her secret boyfriend, a gun-toting cop who guards senior Royals.

Though, no news of her second marriage is out.

As per researches on Carol's financial aspect, her net worth as of 2018,  is estimated to be around $4.5 million. However, her annual salary and property detail are not disclosed.

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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. 

Separted with Jimmy Kirkwood


Carol MacKellaig got married to a wealthy businessman Jimmy Kirkwood. As a married couple they lived together for about 25 years before their divorce news became public in 2008.

Rejoined BBC as a freelance presenter


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Net Worth around $4.3 million


Carol as a journalist earns a good sum of money. She has worked with several major news networks. As of 2018, her net worth is estimated to be $4.3 million, her salary being undisclosed.