BBC BREAKFAST favourite Carol Kirkwood was left balling her eyes out after discovering a long-lost tape recorded during her childhood, which brought back a tone of memories. But why had she kept the cassette for all those years?
Carol Kirkwood let her guard down when she spoke about an upsetting period in her life following a recent heart-wrenching discovery.
The BBC Breakfast weather reporter could not hide her emotions after listening to a tape recorded when she was just a teenager.
As a youngster, Carol would position herself in front of the TV and record her favourite singers on Top of the Pops.
It was one of these recordings which Carol, 56, listened back to recently and heard the voice of her late father.
“I found the tape at home. It made me cry, hearing my dad’s voice after such a long time. I asked myself, ‘Why have I kept this tape?’ And maybe that’s the reason.”
Sadly, Carol’s father never got to witness her accomplish so much in her career, however, she is certain he would have been “very proud”.
She told Radio Times: “When I was a production secretary he saw my name go up in the credits once on a programme called Beat the Teacher, and he was well chuffed!”
Carol, who has won the weather presenter of the year award nine times, never set out to become a meteorologist and actually started out answering telephone calls at the BBC.
Interestingly, Carol remembers being told to work on her speech by one female caller, but instead of taking offence she did as the woman asked.
Read the full interview in the latest issue of Radio Times, out now. [RADIO TIMES]