How old is Carol Kirkwood and is she married?

CAROL Kirkwood has been presenting the BBC weather since 1998.

The Scottish TV presenter comes from a big family, being one of eight siblings – here's what we know about the well-known weather lady.

Who is Carol Kirkwood?

Carol Kirkwood is a 59-year-old Scottish weather presenter trained by the Met Office.

Kirkwood gained a BA in commerce from Napier College of Commerce and Technology (now known as Edinburgh Napier University) in Edinburgh.

She's a regular face across the BBC delivering weather updates since 1998, and she was a contestant on the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Carol even had a cameo appearance on Hollyoaks and also appeared on Would I Lie To You?

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Is Carol Kirkwood married?

On May 23, 2022, Kirkwood revealed on live TV that she is engaged, but is keeping the identity of her fiancé a secret.

The star offered viewers a glimpse of her new engagement ring while visiting the Chelsea Flower Show and told BBC Breakfast hosts Sally Nugent and Jon Kay that she is "thrilled" to get married.

Speaking about her engagement, she revealed: "We got engaged when we were on holiday so it's lovely news and we're both thrilled.

"We went out for a picnic, I had no idea. The weather was glorious. We were sitting, chatting, my other half was a wee bit nervous for some reason that I didn't know, he was fumbling in his pocket and out came a ring.

"I thought he was joking actually, I didn't believe him to start with but it was lovely – it was quite romantic."

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In 1990 Carol married property developer Jimmy Kirkwood but the couple separated in 2008.

Carol told Radio Times: "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!’”

Does Carol Kirkwood have any children?

Carol does not have children.

She herself is one of eight children, so grew up with a large family around.

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Presenter Steph McGovern referred to her as Auntie while she was with Steph's child in early 2020.

Steph tweeted: "My new favourite thing is watching Auntie Carol @carolkirkwood doing a personal weather forecast for my 3 month old daughter whilst sitting on her knee (the baby not me). #weatherwords #babychat."

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