Louise and Annie talk to BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Carol talks about growing up in Scotland, her love of broadcasting, passion for the weather, being active and wine lover
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In the twenty first  episode of season three of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood.

Carol Kirkwood is a British weather presenter, trained by the Met Office, and employed by the BBC, in particular on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. In 2015, she participated in the 13th series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in 10th place.

Her BBC career began when she became part of the secretarial reserve in London. In 1993 she joined the BBC's Television Training department at Elstree as a presenter. She has become a fixture for Breakfast's many outside broadcasts over the years too.

There's often a daredevil side to Carol's work. She can be found trying everything from racing high powered speed boats to a charity tandem ride for Children in Need. Somehow most Children in Need broadcasts find her trying something new, which usually involves dancing or singing live. She's appeared as part of the newsreaders' "Rocky Horror Show", The Weather Girls' "Raining Men", she's danced the Can-can and duetted on "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

In 2006 , she even learned to ice skate for charity - performing live for BBC One's New Year's Eve Special.

Even though she claims she has no culinary expertise, she's appeared several times on Ready, Steady, Cook! All of this is in addition to her regular job as one of the BBC's most experienced weather presenters - appearing on all BBC platforms both for radio, television and interactive services.

She's been recognised for this work by the Television and Radio Industry Club (TRIC), winning the award for best weather presenter six times!

Her soft Scottish brogue means she can be heard voicing a wide variety of audio projects from children's stories about fire breathing dragons to advice about digital TV.

Carol talks to Louise and Annie about enjoying being active, from running and walking to cycling. The Her Spirit coaching team is excited about getting Carol back on her bike with coach Michelle.

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Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.
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