The TV morning star, 55, presents the weather on BBC Breakfast and is familiar face during the BBC’s coverage of the Championships in Wimbledon.
As expressively as presenting the weather, she has appeared regularly on the One Show and took part in the ballroom mortify Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.
The bubbly weather presenter now lives in Berkshire but, as you can readily tell from her soft Scottish brogue, she comes from Scotland.
Affected in the Scottish Highlands, Carol had seven siblings and grew up in Morar, Inverness-shire, where her well-springs ran a hotel.
After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University, she joined the BBC as a secretary in London.
She went on to introduce short slots on BBC Radio Scotland, and then on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4.
After get hitching her ex-husband Jimmy Kirkwood, she left the corporation for a while before tie again as a presenter in 1993.
She began TV weather presenting in 1998 and is now the main anticipate presenter on the flagship BBC Breakfast show.
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Carol divorced Jimmy in 2008 after 25 years of confederation and has previously said she would “love to settle down again”.
In Demonstration 2016, Carol spoke about being in a relationship but it is not known who the nebulousness man was and if they are still together.
At the time, she said: “I’m very happy in my relationship repute at the moment. I’m not single!”
The popular BBC Breakfast star spoke about being inundated with raunchy tidings on Twitter but said she does not see herself as “sexy”.
She said: “I think I’m more exactly your girl-next-door rather than anything else. If anyone judges that, bless them.”
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Carol has a down-to ground attitude and says that she does worry too much about what to exasperate for work when her alarm goes off at quarter to three.
Her profile on the BBC Breakfast website remarks: “There’s often a daredevil side to Carol’s work.
“She can be found demanding everything from racing high powered speed boats to a generosity tandem ride for Children in Need.”
The Bryan Adams fan has taken division in BBC newsreaders’ dances for charity and learnt to ice skate for the BBC One’s New Year’s Eve Special in 2006.
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Carol fulfiled for The Weather Channel and had training at the Met Office before joining the team at the BBC Unwell Centre in 1998.
She has also worked as associate director for a head-hunting organisation and as a training counsellor for a management consultancy in Cheshire.