Carol Kirkwood inundated with support as she 'finally' joins social media

Carol Kirkwood, 56, was excited to announce that she had officially joined Facebook. And while her 204.5k Twitter followers were eager to befriend her on the social networking site, the BBC meteorologist also had some good news for fans about her new book Under A Greek Moon, which is available to pre-order.

The popular weather presenter said ahead of the release of her book: “I am delighted to be working with HarperCollins.

“They are such an enthusiastic, professional and fun publisher who have made me feel at home right from the start.

“This is my first foray into writing and I could not wish for a better partnership and look forward to it being a lasting one!”

She thanked literary producer and agent Kerr MacRae for his “unwavering belief and confidence” in her abilities, as she described her love for books.