Carol Kirkwood inundated with support as she ‘finally’ joins social media

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Carol Kirkwood, 56, 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.

Finally I’ve joined the 21st century!

Carol Kirkwood

Taking to Twitter to share 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 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.

A fifth penned: “Have pre ordered your book and really looking forward to reading it.”

“Brilliant look forward to reading your book when it is released, and seeing you on Facebook,” someone else commented.

The book, which Carol describes as a “glamorous, romantic and escapist” read for summer 2021, is one of two novels she signed a deal for with publisher HarperCollins.

The popular weather presenter said ahead of the release of her book: “I am delighted to be working with HarperCollins.

“They are such an enthusiastic, professional and fun publisher who have made me feel at home right from the start.

“This is my first foray into writing and I could not wish for a better partnership and look forward to it being a lasting one!”

She thanked literary producer and agent Kerr MacRae for his “unwavering belief and confidence” in her abilities, as she described her love for books.

“I love how books transport you to a different life and world, through the use of language and one’s own imagination,” she explained.

“I can’t wait… as we all know, an unleashed imagination has no limitations!”

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am one BBC One.

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