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Carol Kirkwood sparks concern from BBC Breakfast fans with latest TV appearance

The Scottish weather presenter reported the weather forecast live from Greenwich

Carol Kirkwood on BBC Breakfast© James Stack
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
June 24, 2024
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BBC Breakfast viewers shared their concern for weather presenter Carol Kirkwood after she reported Monday's weather forecast in the sunshine at Charlton Lido in Greenwich rather than the usual studio in Salford's Media City.

Taking to social media, fans noted Carol's sunburn, with many feeling her chest was becoming increasingly pink during the broadcast and urged the 62-year-old to take cover in the shade. 

Carol Kirkwood at Charlton Lido in Greenwich © @carolkirkwood/X
Carol Kirkwood reported the weather forecast from Charlton Lido in Greenwich

One person penned: "National treasure Carol Kirkwood seems to have caught the sun. Don't forget your suncream Carol," while another added: "Carol is getting more pink with every weather update. Please slap on the Factor 50."

A third fan remarked: "So @carolkirkwood presenting weather heat alert on @BBCBreakfast in direct sunlight & getting sunburn on her chest??…. COME ON #BBCBreakfast put our lovely Carol in some shade….. SET AN EXAMPLE," while another encouraged the Scottish star to "take care" in the sun. 

Carol Kirkwood at Chelsea Flower Show Press Day, Chelsea, London, UK - 23 May 2022© Mark Thomas/Shutterstock
Fans expressed their concern for Carol during Monday's show

Towards the end of the show, Carol reassured her followers that she was taking precautions. "It is only 0844 and already the temperature here in Greenwich is 21 C," she penned alongside a snap of the presenter with her colleague Maher Nakhla. "Maher and I are covered in factor 50 and sheltering from the sun! Phew!"

It's been a busy few weeks for Carol, who recently returned to work having enjoyed a brief trip to her native Scotland

At the beginning of June, just after turning 62 in May, Carol visited the islands of Iona and Mull and shared several snaps from her holiday on social media, including a photo of the iconic brightly-coloured houses made famous in the children's TV show Balamory.

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"Never visited Tobermory before," penned Carol. "Recognise the painted houses? Saw these beauties too [dolphin emoji]." 

"Sailed by Morar and Mallaig to Inverie where bumped into school friend! Small world! @WeAreTripsmiths @LordoftheGlens xxx," added the star. 

Ahead of her holiday, Carol announced the upcoming release of her fourth novel, Once Upon A Time in Venice.

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Carol has released three romance novels

The new book, which hits the shelves in July, comes three years after the release of Carol's debut novel, Under a Greek Moon, which reached number two on the Sunday Times bestsellers list and was followed by two further novels.

Teasing the plot, Carol wrote on social media: "This time I'm whisking you away to Italy where masquerade balls, opera stars and Hollywood all collide in a sizzling romance."

Carol Kirkwood and partner Steve Randall at The Radio Times Covers Party at Claridge's Hotel© Can Nguyen/Shutterstock
Carol wed her partner Steve Randall in December last year

Not only has Carol's writing career gone from strength to strength but she's also about to hit an exciting milestone in her personal life. Carol has been married to her husband Steve Randall for almost six months, with the lovebirds having tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony in December last year. 

WATCH: Carol Kirkwood confirms engagement live on BBC Breakfast

Opening up about her big day after returning to BBC Breakfast, Carol said: "I cannot tell you how fabulous it’s been. You shouldn’t really be talking like this about your own wedding, but it was blissful. It was romantic. It was absolutely perfect. And I would not change a thing about the day."

The line-up of BBC Breakfast presenters

Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast© BBC
  1. Charlie Stayt

    The journalist joined BBC Breakfast back in 2006 and now hosts the show alongside Naga Munchetty from Thursday to Saturday. Prior to joining the BBC, Charlie was the principal anchor of Five News, fronting the programme's 9/11 coverage and Millennium celebrations.
  2. Naga Munchetty

    The presenter joined the line-up of main presenters in 2014. Before landing a role on BBC Breakfast, she appeared on BBC World News, as well as BBC Two's weekday financial affairs programme, Working Lunch.
  3. Sally Nugent

    Sally has been a main presenter on the show since 2021, replacing Louise Minchin following her departure after 20 years. Sally previously worked as a sports presenter on the show and covered various major sporting events for the BBC, including Emma Raducanu's historic victory in the US Open tennis championship in 2021.
  4. Jon Kay

    The newsreader and journalist took over from Dan Walker following his exit in 2022. He previously worked as a news correspondent for BBC News at Six and covered major events such as the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 general election campaign.
  5. Carol Kirkwood

    Carol is the show's main weather presenter and has been waking up the nation with the weather forecast on the BBC for 30 years.
  6. Nina Warhurst

    Nina is the show's main business presenter, having taken over from Steph McGovern in 2020. She often fills in as an anchor on the red sofa when the main hosts are absent.
  7.  Ben Thompson

    Ben is a relief presenter and regularly stands in for the main hosts when they are away from the red sofa. He can also be seen on BBC News.
  8. John Watson

    John is a sports presenter and has been working for the BBC since 2012, providing viewers will all the latest sports news and stories.

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