Carol Kirkwood: BBC Breakfast star in rare home life admission ‘I get a right telling off’

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BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, 58, discussed her “greatest weakness” in a candid interview recently. During the chat, she said her cat Donald “rules the roost” at home, as she shared details about her personal life. 

If I’m late back from work I get a right telling off.

Carol Kirkwood

She explained to Daily Express: “My greatest weakness is my cat, Donald.

”He’s 20 years old and he rules the roost. If I’m late back from work I get a right telling off.

“He can do no wrong. He’ll sit outside his treats cupboard, look at me with his big green eyes and I simply can’t say no.”

Carol also referred to her pet as her “best friend” adding: “My happiness, my sadness, everything – and he never tells a soul.

“He’s the one ‘person’ who knows everything about me.”

Carol lives alone with her beloved pet in Maidenhead.

She was married to cricket player Jimmy Kirkwood from 1990 to 2008.

The weather star previously discussed her divorced, telling 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!’

“I’m braver now. I’ve flown with the Red Arrows, jumped out of planes with the Red Devils.

“When I was younger I would never have done that because I’d have thought, ‘Too dangerous!’ Now I think, ‘Oh, you’ve got to live your life!'”

Today, Carol introduced her “new” furry friend to her Twitter followers during filming.

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The presenter beamed for the camera as she hugged a dog named Dilys on set. 

She wrote: “We are @hamhousegarden this morning. Have met a new friend.. gorgeous Dilys @BBCBreakfast.”

The host went on to give fans an update about what they can expect from today’s weather.

In view of her 194,000 followers, she wrote: “The rain in the SE quarter of the UK will slowly clear east through the day.

“Sunny spells for many. A few showers western Scotland and Northern Ireland @BBCBreakfast xxx.”

Carol followed up her post urging fans to look out for fog in certain parts of the UK.

“Watch out for fog this morning across Northwest England, Wales and southern Scotland,” she continued.

“Where we have the cloud and rain in the south-east quarter of England it is also rather murky @BBCBreakfast xxx.”

BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC.

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