BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood admits plans to quit the show

BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood has admitted she plans to quit her position at the show before she gets too old.

The Scottish weather presenter explained she felt it was unlikely she would still be on the show in ten years – when she reaches 70.


Carol has revealed she might quit due to her ageCredit: Getty
The star doesn't plan to be on the show when she is 70


The star doesn’t plan to be on the show when she is 70Credit: Getty – Contributor

Carol, 60, who has become a much-loved regular face of the BBC news programme, said she will likely quit “when she’s 70”.

“I try not to worry about things I can’t change,” she told The Mirror. “I don’t want to go, but one day it’s going to happen.

“Hopefully it will be ‘naturally’ but I also have to acknowledge I’m 60 and am unlikely to be at the BBC when I’m 70, I would have thought.

“It’s the natural course of events… I don’t want to be using a stairlift to get to the studio in the morning. But I love my job.”

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It comes after Carol was left horrified as her co-host Naga Munchetty slammed her in front of Matt Tebutt on Saturday Kitchen.

The weather presenter, who regularly banters with the news host, was a guest on the cooking show last month.

However, she had to face a cutting remark from Naga when she appeared on a link-up with BBC Breakfast.

Naga, 47, told Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt: “You’ve stolen one of ours, have you? You know we want her back.”

The chef and presenter, 48, replied: “We have. I’m using her as a human shield so you’ll be nice to me.”

Naga told him: “You have spoken to Carol haven’t you? You do know that Carol and I crack on.”

Naga then hit back: “You’ve got an absolutely delightful woman in the studio. I’m not so sure about Carol.”

Carol revealed she had gotten engaged in May, and recently shared how she has dedicated a character to her fiance in a new book.

During an appearance on The One Show, Carol excitedly told hosts Alex Scott and Ronan Keating all about her new book called The Hotel on the Riviera.

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As she explained that the main plot centres on a tug of war between two supposed owners of the hotel but with a romantic twist, Carol went on to share details of her hidden tribute.

When Alex and Ronan asked if she’d used her new relationship for inspiration, Carol laughed before she answered: “No, but I have named one of the characters after him.”

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