BBC Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, 59, has revealed that her interactions with BBC Breakfast viewers are unfortunately not always positive and friendly. The meteorologist admitted that viewers sometimes “blame” her for the bad weather in the UK after being warned about unpleasant conditions from her forecasts.
Carol explained she sometimes receives nasty emails from people complaining about the weather ruining events they have planned.
However, Carol insisted she takes it all in her stride despite the unfair backlash.
The star divulged: “Sometimes when people meet you in the street they’re always absolutely lovely and friendly.”
“Sometimes you can get emails that are not lovely and friendly, blaming you for the fact that it rained at the weekend – but you know, if you’ve had an event that’s been ruined, you can understand it, you just take it on the chin.”
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The star wasn’t too keen on the idea of forecasting initially, as she admitted she had no idea of meteorology, but it soon became love at first sight.
Chatting to her BBC Breakfast co-star Louise Minchin and Annie Emmerson on their Her Spirit podcast, the latter noted Carol’s passion for all things weather and asked her where it all started.
“So much of my life has happened by accident,” Carol laughed.
“And that’s certainly the case with weather. I had a different career to start with, I was in consultancy!”