Carol Kirkwood: BBC Breakfast weather star makes surprising birthday admission

Carol Kirkwood, 57, took to Twitter and spoke up about how she planned on celebrating turning another year older. The BBC Breakfast star spilled her day started well as she enjoyed a well-deserved “lie-in”. The weather forecaster is usually up at the crack of dawn to deliver the latest forecast to viewers but decide to take a break from her regular duties to enjoy her day off. In view of her 155,000 followers, the Scottish native wrote: “Thank you so much for your lovely birthday wishes!

“Day started well with a long lie in! ‘See’ you tomorrow.”

Her BBC colleagues took the opportunity to wish their co-star a happy birthday.

Broadcaster Steph McGovern, 36, uploaded a snap with Carol alongside Dan Walker, 42, Louise Minchin, 50, and Sally Nugent, 47.

She captioned the post: “Happy Birthday to my gorgeous pal. Lady @carolkirkwood #TVfamily.”

To which Carol replied: “Awww thanks honey.”

Fans also wished the meteorologist birthday wishes, as one person said: “Your absence from our screens this morning is duly forgiven … have a lovely day!”

Another person commented: “Happy birthday Carol hope you have a great day.”

While a third person added: “Well deserved. Have a lovely day.”

It appears the praise did not stop there for the BBC favourite after close friend and former colleague Bill Turnbull, 63, branded her the “best” recently.

The former BBC Breakfast host quit his role on the morning programme three years ago where he appeared alongside Carol.

The friends bumped into each at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019 last week.

Bill, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, uploaded a photo of himself posing with Carol to his Twitter, with the two of them beaming to the camera.

The broadcaster was dressed in a smart white shirt, teamed with a black blazer whilst Carol sported a form-fitting red dress at the event.

“Just found Best in Show #ChelseaFlowerShow2019,” Bill captioned the photo.

Carol replied: “So good to see you Billy xxx.”

“Pleasure was all mine xx,” Bill responded.

BBC Breakfast star Louise complimented them both and said: “Ahh that’s lovely.”

BBC Breakfast airs everyday on BBC One at 6am.