BBC Breakfast viewers question if Carol Kirkwood has married her fiancé Steve in secret as presenter wears ‘new ring’ for weather forecast
Carol Kirkwood caused a stir as she presented the weather on BBC Breakfast on Friday, with eagle-eyed viewers questioning if she had married in secret.
The host, 60, announced back in May on live TV she was engaged after her mystery partner Steve proposed with a stunning halo ring on a walk near their home in Berkshire.
And Carol sent fans into a spin during Friday’s show, with some wondering if she has swapped her engagement ring for a new diamond wedding band.
Tongues wagging: Carol Kirkwood caused a stir as she presented the weather on BBC Breakfast on Friday, with eagle-eyed viewers questioning if she had married in secret
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: ‘Am I seeing things or has Carol switched rings on #BBCBreakfast?’
While another added: ‘Morning Carol, have you got married in secret ?? I noticed another ring on your finger this morning, have a great Christmas xx’
A third fan of the show chimed: ‘I think I see it, it looks more sparkly/bigger than her engagement ring if I’m correct? Either way, congrats Carol!’
MailOnline has contacted Carol’s representatives for comment.
Exciting: The host, 60, announced back in May on live TV she was engaged after her mystery partner Steve proposed with a stunning halo ring on a walk near their home in Berkshire
New? And Carol sent fans into a spin during Friday’s show, with some wondering if she has swapped her engagement ring for a new diamond sparkler.
Carol previously gushed about the proposal when she announced her engagement on the show earlier this year.
‘We got engaged when we were on holiday so it’s lovely news and we’re both thrilled,’ Carol said, adding: ‘We went out for a picnic, I had no idea’.
Stunning: Carol was presented with a diamond halo ring
She went on: ‘The weather was glorious. We were sitting, chatting, my other half was a wee bit nervous for some reason that I didn’t know, he was fumbling in his pocket and out came a ring.
‘I thought he was joking actually, I didn’t believe him to start with but it was lovely – it was quite romantic.’
Carol has previously said she and her partner have both agreed to keep their relationship private, but gushed that he is the ‘best thing that’s ever happened to me’.
Chatting with Prima Magazine in 2021, the TV star said: ‘He always makes me a cup of tea before I go to work in the morning, which is very romantic – it’s 2.45am and he often leaves me a little love note for when I come home from work. That, to me, is worth a million red roses’.
Carol was previously married to cricket player Jimmy Kirkwood, but the pair split in 2008 after 18 years of marriage.
Carol previously spoke about her divorce in an interview with the Radio Times.
Has she married? Fans quizzed Carol as they wondered in she was wearing a wedding band
The weather presenter had married Jimmy in 1990, but parted ways in 2008. Their divorce was finalised in 2012.
‘I found myself when I got divorced. I started to do things and to think, “I’m not going to say no, I’m going to say yes.
‘I’m braver now. I’ve flown with the Red Arrows, jumped out of planes with the Red Devils.’
Secretive: Carol keeps her relationship private but spilled about her engagement on the show earlier this year