Carol Kirkwood reacts to BBC Weather replacement idea after absence ‘Happy to step in’

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BBC Weather favourite Carol Kirkwood, 58, has reacted to the idea she could be temporarily replaced by an adorable youngster after her absence sparked concern from some BBC Breakfast viewers. It comes after the presenter took to Twitter to share a sweet video she spotted, which was posted by one of her BBC colleagues, Mary Rhodes, in view of her 5,658 followers, yesterday.

The newsreader posted the clip, which showed her friend’s young son trying his hand at presenting the weather forecast at home.

The boy could be seen standing in front of a weather map, which he appeared to have coloured in himself, while he spoke to the camera.

Mary wrote to Carol: “Need a day off ⁦@carolkirkwood? 

“This chap is happy to step in. #weather.”

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Fortunately, Carol seemed to enjoy the suggestion that she could have some competition for her on-screen role.

She retweeted Mary’s video this morning in view of her 200,000 followers and simply wrote alongside it: “Brilliant!xxx.”

Fans took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the youngster’s efforts.

One person quoted one of the child’s more unique statements from the forecast, commenting: “’Creepily in Northern Ireland’…..”


“Superb,” a second fan added.

“Brilliant! I recognise this future star in the making,” a third person replied.

The funny suggestion from Carol’s colleague comes after she was replaced by Matt Taylor on BBC Breakfast while being away from the programme for a week last month.

Carol’s absence made some viewers worry about where she had gone.

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One pointed out: “@carolkirkwood Good morning Carol, we’re missing you on the telly! I hope that you are happy, safe and well x”

“@carolkirkwood it’s been a while since you’ve done the weather on @BBCBreakfast?” quizzed a second.

While a third added “@BBCBreakfast It’s nice to see @sallynugent back again with the team. 

“You’re just missing @carolkirkwood hope she is back soon. Your team will be complete again then.”

Carol didn’t share the reason behind her apparent break from her BBC presenting duties at the time.

Fortunately, the meteorologist returned to the show the following week, reassuring her fans.

She also took to Twitter and shared she was back on Breakfast after having a few days off the show.

“Morning All! Feels like an age since being on Twitter! Hope you are all keeping safe and well,” Carol wrote.

A social media user quizzed: “Hi Carol. Are you getting ready to present the weather?”

The star then replied: “I certainly am.”

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