Carol Kirkwood has revealed that she has slimmed down after developing a love of running. The BBC Weather presenter said she manages to get in a lot of exercise during her mornings at work, as she has to run between the BBC TV and radio studios every 15 minutes to share the weather updates.
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Speaking to The Mirror, Carol explained when her fitness routine began, saying: "I always say my hips look fat or my bottom looks huge. I was never a runner but last year the BBC asked me to do a 5k challenge. I didn't think I could run, for obvious reasons. I started doing it because it was for the BBC’s Get Inspired campaign. They wanted me to inspire others, so I couldn’t give up."
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Carol Kirkwood said she has developed a love of running
The 54-year-old soon enjoyed the benefits of her new running routine and moved up to regular 10km runs. But she ends up being surprisingly active at work too. "I'm so busy during my shift I have trainers on," Carol said. "I run from the TV studio to radio because I am on every 15 minutes. I’ve got a good pair of trainers! I think I do about six to eight thousand steps every morning."
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Carol previously revealed that she had lost almost a stone and dropped two dress sizes while competing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. The popular weather presenter came tenth in the BBC dancing show, and said that her training alongside professional dancer Pasha Kovalev helped her to tone up and get fitter than ever before.
The BBC Weather presenter competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015
"But believe you me, I'm eating like a horse, I wasn't on a diet," Carol told The Mirror at the time. "I was the type of person who would drive around the car park to get to the supermarket door so I went from doing virtually no exercise to seven or eight hours a day, so it's not surprising... I just need to keep it up now!"
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