BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood returns to screens following engagement ring speculation

Carol Kirkwood recently bounced back from on-air criticism from one of her colleagues and the good-natured BBC star appeared to be on top form again on Wednesday. 

Fans of the Breakfast presenter will no doubt have been glad to see that her glittering engagement ring was clearly visible on her left hand, after being absent last week. 

Taking to social media platform X, one commented in response to Carol’s good morning message: “Morning, relieved to see your ring back in place. Thought you had been let down…” 

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The previous week, another eagle-eyed viewer posted, in response to a BBC weather warning: “The red warning is serious. But not as worrying as Carol Kirkwood not wearing her engagement ring on BBC Breakfast this morning. Hope all is OK?” 

Carol is preparing to tie the knot for the second time, having been married to cricketer Jimmy Kirkwood between 1990 and 2008. In May 2022, she announced live on breakfast TV that she was engaged to her fiancé, former police officer Steve Randall. 

Carol Kirkwood and partner Steve Randall at The Radio Times Covers Party at Claridge's Hotel© Can Nguyen/Shutterstock
Carol and Steve got engaged last year

Earlier this year, the presenter talked about feeling “happy and healthy” and gushed about her “perfect” beau and why they are in no hurry to organise their big day. 

Speaking to Closer magazine about her 48-year-old partner, Carol, 61, said: “My fiancé is very handsome. He’s very kind and caring and he makes me laugh. Steve’s a good cook too. He’s all I could ever want. In my eyes he’s perfect.” The BBC star also opened up about how she and Steve got together – revealing that she wasn’t expecting to get into a relationship at the time. 

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