Carol Kirkwood is a Scottish weather expert who is currently employed in BBC News Channel. Carol Kirkwood gives the weather forecasts from several locations on weekday mornings precisely BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. She also competed in the 13th season of British dancing reality show Strictly Come Dancing and made it to the top 10.

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  • Birthday: May 29, 1962 (Age 55)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Weather reporter


Family and Personal Life

Carol Kirkwood was married to husband Jimmy Kirkwood for almost two decades. Though once faced a broken relationship, she has yet again found her Mr. Perfect who is a royal guard.

Carol was born in Morar, Inverness-shire to Malcolm MacKellaig. Her parents owned and operated a hotel in Morar, where she and her seven other siblings grew up. She attended Fort William’s sited Lochaber High School and following the graduation studied Napier College of Commerce and Technology in Edinburgh with BA in commerce.

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  • Parents: Malcolm MacKellaig
  • Husband: Jimmy Kirkwood
  • Children: N/A
  • Marital Status: Divorced

She was married to Jimmy Kirkwood, a former Irish field hockey player and cricketer for 18 years. Despite being married for almost two decades, the couple never had a child and in fact, chooses to end their relationship in 2008.

After the divorce with her husband, she was in a desperate search of a right man who would lovingly take care of her. After years of quest, it has finally come to an end as she has found her man in a brawny armed cop who sentinels senior royals. She has been very careful with her words and inside information as the BBC star prefers not to clarify his identity in the media.


Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Carol Kirkwood is the beautiful BBC weather forecaster who sends pulses racing with ageless beauty. She radiates glamour with signature elegance and soaring height of 5 feet 9 inches. 

There is no doubt that Carol is the most happening and timeless beauty with rocking good looks and flawless body even at the age of 55. She persistently stuns people and makes them go wow with her scintillating body of hourglass shapes.

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  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (179 cm)
  • Body Measurements: 38-28-39 inches (97-71-99 cm)
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)

From a bit of fat to fit, she has been molting the pound of calories by running and going for an intense workout regimen. The BBC weather star usually steps up with a straightforward natural beauty as she doesn’t believe in heavy makeup and artificial exquisiteness.

Being a fitness freak, Carol normally spends her free time running from studio to studio and places to burn off the calories. She is also an avid animal lover and whenever free, she plays with her canine companion.


Professional Career

Carol Kirkwood is weather forecaster on BBC morning news show BBC Breakfast. Since joining the network in 1999, she has regularly presented weather on network both television and radio.

On completing her graduation from Napier, she started to work at BBC’s secretarial reserves in London. After chains of internal positions in different slots and shows, she finally ended up to be a presenter for a wide variety of shows in BBC Radio Scotland followed by BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4.

Career Timeline:

  • 1999-present: Weather anchor for BBC Breakfast
  • 2015: Participated BBC One’s dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing
  • 2015-present: Presented weather for Victoria Derbyshire 

Proceeding promptly to the career height, she quietly left the station after marriage with Jimmy Kirkwood. However, she continued to contribute the network shows and consequently featured in enrollment and later as a training counselor for Cheshire’s management consultancy.

In 1993, she rejoined BBC Elstree Studios as a freelancer hosting bi-monthly show Talking issues for HTV West. After three years freelancing, she was subsequently promoted to work in the United Kingdom operation of The Weather Channel until it got shut down. Before officially joining BBC as a weathercaster, she was trained at Met Office for a broadcast meteorologist. Since then she has starred in across all BBC weather shows on both television and radio including BBC News at Six and BBC World News.

She also joined the BBC team for the coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships but she predominantly presents severe weather events from snowstorms to hurricanes and damaging cyclone all around the world on BBC Breakfast. She is on the frontline to host BBC’s The Weather Show and as well as an instrumental for The One Show.

Outside of BBC, she made a guest appearance in CBBC’s children comedy talk show Hacker Time. In 2015, she competed in the Season 13 of dancing reality show 'Strictly Come Dancing' along with dancing partner Pasha Kovalev.

During her BBC career, she garnered as many TRIC award as possible for best TV Weather Presenter. By the fall of 2015, she received an Honorary Fellowship from HRH Princess Anne for remarkable contribution in broadcasting industry.


Salary and Net Worth 2018

Carol Kirkwood net worth counts in millions of dollar while her salary is yet tot up in thousands. With her massive fortunes it came as no surprise that she is living an opulent lifestyle.

Carol Kirkwood net worth is estimated $5 million while her reported annual salary is $400 thousand. Her dedications and hardships for her work in the station definitely deserved the big amount that counts in millions as she worth it. Nevertheless, with her thriving career, she will reach the height of success in no time. 

Quick Info:

  • Net Worth: $5 million
  • Salary: $400,000