Carol Kirkwood engaged live – ‘excited’ BBC Breakfast star shows ring live and confirms she’s getting married

CAROL Kirkwood says she’s ‘thrilled’ after announcing live this morning that she’s engaged to her longtime partner.

Carol59 years old, congratulated her on this news BBC Breakfast colleagues Sally Nugent and John Kay reporting from the Chelsea Flower Show.

weather The host, who has not publicly revealed her new fiancé’s name, told viewers that she got engaged while on vacation.

Nugent told Kirkwood, “I’m a little worried about you this morning. I don’t know how you manage to get up with that giant rock on your left hand, Carol.”

Kirkwood replied, “Oh, that’s it, thanks, Sal. It’s pretty sweet, I got engaged.”

Nugent added: “Congratulations from all of us, this is the most joyful news, we are so happy, congratulations. Can we confirm to the nation what happened?”

Former Strictly member Kirkwood joked, “Oh thanks, yeah I guess you just have Sal! Yes, I got engaged, we got engaged while we were on vacation, so that’s great news and we’re both thrilled. So thank you!”

Read our live blog by Carol Kirkwood below for the latest updates…

  • Carol reveals engagement details

    Carol Kirkwood has revealed a few details about her engagement, saying she had “absolutely no idea” her longtime partner was going to propose.

    The 59-year-old spoke of the happy news after BBC Breakfast colleagues Sally Nugent and John Kay congratulated her live from the Chelsea flower show.

    Asked by Kay if it was “an official one-knee event”, the BBC Weather presenter, who did not publicly reveal her new fiancé’s name, replied: “Yes, it was, we went on a picnic. absolutely no idea.

    “The weather was great. We sat and chatted, and then my significant other got a little nervous for some reason unknown to me.

    “And he was rummaging in his pocket and then the ring fell out and I thought he was actually joking, I didn’t believe him at first but it was cute.”

    She added that it was “pretty romantic” before telling her co-hosts, “Now you’re embarrassing me a lot.”

    Kirkwood previously told viewers that the engagement happened while on vacation.

  • Carol Kirkwood is ‘the best of us’ says Dan Walker

    Former BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker tweeted: “Carol Kirkwood is the best of us.

    “She’s glad she found someone who can handle her hugs.

    “Congratulations, Carol. If you get married live on #BBCBReakfast, can I come back for one time?”

  • Mike Bushell congratulates Carol

    Many people congratulated Kirkwood on the happy news, including BBC Breakfast sports anchor Mike Bushell.

    He tweeted: “Wow what an amazing news to wake up today.

    Huge congratulations to amazing friend and colleague @carolkirkwood – so happy for you on your engagement.

  • Carol beamed when she announced the news.

    Former Strictly member Kirkwood joked, “Oh thanks, yeah I guess you just have Sal!

    Yes, I got engaged, we got engaged while we were on vacation, so it’s great news and we’re both thrilled.

    “So thank you!”

  • Carol got engaged on vacation

    The BBC weather presenter, who has not publicly revealed her new fiancé’s name, told viewers she got engaged while on vacation.

    Nugent told Kirkwood, “I’m a little worried about you this morning. I don’t know how you manage to get up with that giant rock on your left hand, Carol.”

    Kirkwood replied, “Oh, that’s it, thanks, Sal. It’s pretty sweet, I got engaged.”

  • Carol is also an author of romantic novels.

    Last year, she published her debut romance novel, Under the Greek Moon, about a scandal-ridden Hollywood actress who returns to a Greek island where she falls in love with a mysterious mogul.

    Speaking to promote the book, she told PA News of her partner, “He’s just a secret boyfriend because I never talk about him.

    “I always feel that through my work I expose myself to the public and am very happy, but my partner, my family and my friends do not, so I respect their privacy very much.

    “I just don’t talk about them other than to say that my partner is drop dead handsome, he’s funny, he makes me very happy.”

    She added: “He gets up at a quarter to three in the morning to make me a cup of tea before he goes to work – if that’s not romantic, I don’t know what else is.”

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