Carol Kirkwood hosts her final BBC Breakfast with co-star ‘This is the Last Time.’
CAROL KIRKWOOD’S 28-year career at the BBC came to an end on Wednesday as she hosted her farewell BBC Breakfast.
Carol Kirkwood joined Louise Minchin and Dan Walker on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday to offer her most recent weather report. Louise will also be going from the couch later this year, causing another shake-up on the show.
Carol said after giving the weather report, “This is the final time I’m sorry to say I’ll be pitching back to Lou.”
“Because, Lou, this is the final time we’ll be working on Breakfast together.”
“It’s terribly sad, but it’s been such a pleasure, such a pleasure working with you,” she said. I’ve also learned a lot from you, so thank you for that.
“Thank you for being both a friend and a colleague.”
“Oh Carol, you’re gorgeous, and the good thing is it means we can go out for lengthy lunches,” Lousie said.
“One of the things I’m looking forward to is seeing you again; I’ll miss you, but we’ll stay friends,” she continued.
Carol agreed, and Louise closed by saying, “Take care.”
“You too,” the weathercaster said, as newsreader Dan interjected, “Will you stop it now?”
Carol began her career with the BBC as a secretarial reserve in 1993 before moving to the BBC’s Weather Centre three years later.
The meteorologist has become a cherished fixture of the morning show and a well-known face in homes throughout the country over the years.
Carol was nominated for a TRIC award for outstanding TV Weather Presenter in 2003, 2008, 2009, and again from 2012 to 2017.
Princess Anne later granted her an Honorary Fellowship for her contributions to broadcasting in 2015.
Carol’s departure from BBC Breakfast may have come as a shock to viewers, but it was on her mind all the time.
She addressed her anxieties about stepping down in a 2015 interview with The Sun, saying, “I know the clock is ticking down for me.”
Carol, who was 50 at the time, was concerned about being replaced by someone younger.
“I know there are dozens of younger females who would kill for my job,” she revealed, adding, “It would be like losing a limb the day I’m told I’m no longer doing weather.”
Carol said her final goodbyes on Wednesday. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”