BBC Breakfast: Dan Walker tells Carol Kirkwood to 'stop it'

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Carol Kirkwood, 58, left a fair few viewers confused on Monday’s BBC Breakfast after they mistook her Portugal weather forecast for that of the UK. The optimists looked forward to bright sunny days filled with warmth but alas, the Algarve is far from the miserable British weather we seem to be stuck with.

Sorry about that!

Carol Kirkwood

During her forecast, the meteorologist spoke of “unbroken sunshine” for those lucky enough to be going on their holidays to Portugal now coronavirus rules allow travellers to vacate overseas to Europe.

BBC host Louise Minchin introduced the presenter, saying: “Carol’s going to have the weather for not just us, but those lucky people who are on their way to Portugal as well.”

Carol beamed as she gushed over “a lot of dry weather and a lot of sunshine” splashing across the Algarve.

“17 degrees (Celsius) in Faro at the moment – we’d be lucky to see that anywhere in the UK today!” she joked.

“And as we go through this week, there’s a lot of unbroken sunshine!”

With the sun weather graphics on the screen alongside highs of 26 degrees Celcius, many just tuning in were ecstatic that finally our weather is looking up after a very gloomy May.

But alas, they were duped, as one pointed pout their disappointment on Twitter.

Posting their dismay alongside a screen shot of carol and Portugal’s forecast, one said: “I got so excited when I first put the telly on today… until I looked down.”

Someone else replied: “Ditto here too until I put on my glasses. Shall we all head for Portugal?”

The presenter cheekily chimed in with a heartfelt apology and wink face: “Sorry about that!” she giggled.

Elsewhere, Carol was excited to announce that she had officially joined Facebook.

And while her 204.5k Twitter followers were eager to befriend her on the social networking site, the BBC meteorologist also had some good news for fans about her new book Under A Greek Moon, which is available to pre-order.

Sharing the good news, she penned: “Finally I’ve joined the 21st century!

“I’m now on Facebook and I’m so excited to have posted my first video about my book #UnderAGreekMoon.

“You can find me here https://facebook.com/OfficialCarolKirkwood. Come and join me.”

She also shared a smiley snap of her holding her book, and her fans couldn’t get enough of it.

Rushing to the comments section to welcome her to the social media site, her followers shared their eagerness to be the first to get their hands on her new novel.

“Look forward to purchasing and reading this good luck with your new venture,” one said.

A second added: “Congratulations on ur new book and for joining Facebook.”

“The Gorgeous Carol Kirkwood of weather forecasting fame… and now famous author!” a fourth praised.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am one BBC One.

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