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Who is BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood's fiancé? Get the details

The BBC Breakfast star announced her engagement this week

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior TV & Film Writer
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Carol Kirkwood is a firm favourite amongst BBC Breakfast viewers, who love watching her on the programme each morning. But how much do you know about her personal life? 

The broadcaster announced her engagement live on the show in May last year. Find out all about her fiancé here. 

WATCH: Carol Kirkwood shares happy news

Who is Carol Kirkwood's fiance?

Carol announced her engagement on the show last year, telling viewers and her BBC co-hosts, Sally Nugent and Jon Kay at the time: "I got engaged!" and then flashed her diamond ring. "We got engaged when we were on holiday," she added: "So it's lovely news and we're both thrilled. Thank you!" But who is she engaged to?

Carol is engaged to her partner Steve, whom she first opened up about in June 2021. Speaking to Prima magazine, the 60-year-old expressed how happy she was to have found love again following her split from her former husband, Jimmy.

MORE: BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood shares sweet post as viewers convinced she has secretly wed

READ: Carol Kirkwood's home life with fiance Steve revealed

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Carol is engaged!

"He always makes me a cup of tea before I go to work in the morning, which is very romantic - it's 2.45am and he often leaves me a little love note for when I come home from work. That, to me, is worth a million red roses," she told the publication.

"He is the best thing that's ever happened to me, without a shadow of a doubt."

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The TV presenter shared the news on live TV on Monday

The star previously told HELLO! about her beautiful proposal, explaining: "It was a lovely, sunny day and we had taken a picnic with us, and we were sitting by the river, watching the boats going by. I turned to say, 'What’s wrong?' He was on his knee, and he proposed. At first, I thought he was joking, but he said, 'No no, I really do mean it, Will you marry me?’ I said: 'Yes!! Of course!’" Aw! 

Has Carol Kirkwood been married before?

Prior to her new relationship, Carol was previously married to cricket player Jimmy Kirkwood. The former couple were married from 1990 until 2008. Since their divorce, Carol has been living in Maidenhead.

The reason for their split was never revealed to the public, but Carol admitted to Radio Times that she "found herself" after the divorce. "I started to do things and to think, 'I'm not going to say no, I'm going to say yes!' I'm braver now.'"

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