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Carol Kirkwood: ‘It’ll break my heart’ BBC weather star talks life behind the scenes

BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood, 57, and Bill Turnbull, 64, recently caught up for a candid chat, as the pair discussed their beloved pets. The weather forecaster talked about her cat Donald and added she hopes “he’ll be around for a long time”.

The meteorologist is a well known cat-lover and is the proud owner of a tabby feline, who has reached the grand old age of 19.

As the pair chatted about their pets, talk turned to Carol’s loss of her beloved Angus, who went missing some years ago.

Bill mused: “It’s a bit of a cruelty we place on pets sometimes that we leave them in solitary confinement pretty much, for large portions of their life.”

Carol replied: “Yes, that’s a good point. When Donald and Angus moved in with us, it was like the M25. Because they would zoom right past you and zoom in the other direction.

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Carol Kirkwood talks life behind the scenes ‘Break my heart’ (Image: WENN/BBC)

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Carol Kirkwood chatted with former colleague Bill Turnbull (Image: GETTY)

“They were always playing and they were always grooming each other as well.”

She continued: “Then when Angus went missing, Donald was distraught and he would come in and miaow all over the place.”

The presenter admitted that her feline companion eventually had a change of heart.

“Until one day, I guess he thought, ‘Hang on a minute? I’m the kingpin now,'” Carol remarked.

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Carol Kirkwood and Bill Turnbull have been good friends for many years (Image: TWITTER CAROL KIRKWOOD)

“He kind of relaxed into himself and took over and is the young man that he is today.”

Speaking on Bill’s Paws and Claws podcast, the Classic FM DJ quizzed his former co-star on whether or not she would get another kitten but Carol admitted she was unsure.

“You never thought about getting another cat then and another kitten to accompany him?” Bill asked.

She replied: “I did. But then I thought it might not be particularly fair on Donald. He was that bit older and used to his ways and everything.

“Even now my friends say, ‘You should get another kitten now.’ But Donald’s an old boy.”

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Carol continued: “As I mentioned he’s 19. So he’s set in his ways and a new kitten, well it could go both ways. It could get disruptive and upset his territory or it could give him a new lease of life. I don’t know.”

Bill commented: “But 19 is a very good age for a cat, isn’t it? Brilliant age.”

“Yes, but I hope that he’ll be around for a long time yet. It will break my heart when he’s not here,” she mused.

He chimed: “We shan’t think about that Kirky. We won’t think about that at all.”

Bill and Carol have developed a long friendship since working on BBC Breakfast together for over a decade.

The former BBC Breakfast host announced his departure from the show in 2015 after 15 years on the programme.

At the time of his exit, Bill explained: “It was a long-term decision. I could see this coming up, and it was always the plan.”

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.

Source Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

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