Carol Kirkwood: Who is the BBC Breakfast host’s mystery boyfriend? | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Carol Kirkwood, 60, has announced she is engaged to her boyfriend Steve. The BBC Breakfast presenter confirmed she was dating last June but little is known about her other half. 

The star gave BBC Breakfast viewers a nice surprise this morning when she announced the engagement live on-air.

She was presenting live from the Chelsea Flower Show while sporting a new ring on her left hand.

It prompted colleagues Sally Nugent and Jon Kay to probe the weather star, at which point Carol announced the news.

However, little is known at this time about Carol’s fiancé.

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During promotion for her debut romantic novel last year, Carol said of her partner: “He’s only a secret boyfriend because I never talk about him.

“I always feel that through my job, I put myself in the public eye and am very happy, but my partner and my family and my friends haven’t, so I’m hugely respectful of their privacy.

“I just don’t talk about them, other than to say that my partner is drop-dead gorgeous, he’s funny, he makes me very happy.”

Following her divorce from Jimmy, her closest companion was pet cat Donald, who the two adopted together in 2000.

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“We got engaged when we were on holiday. So it’s lovely news and we’re both thrilled. Thank you!”

“We’re all so chuffed for you, Carol, on behalf of everyone here and everyone at home too,” Jon added.

The BBC Breakfast studio then erupted in applause while Carol simply smiled at the camera and pointed out that the couple were yet to make plans for their nuptials.

“Are you looking for a spot for the marquee while you’re at Chelsea?” Jon enquired.

Carol said: “I’m taking note of all the flowers Jon. No, no plans afoot yet.”

“Congratulations, we love you both,” Sally said before confirming she was already in the know.

Janette Manrara in loved-up display with husband Aljaz as they strip down to swimsuit | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Janette Manrara, 38, and Aljaz Skorjanec, 32, looked fantastic as they soaked up the sun in Miami.

The Strictly Come Dancing stars kicked off their holiday with a refreshing day by the pool while they spent time with Janette’s family.

The Cuban-American dancer took to her Instagram account earlier today to share a sneak peek into their fun-filled day with her 502,000 followers.

One of the snaps showed the couple sharing a hug as they smiled for the camera, while in the other pictures the pair could be seen posing with some of Janette’s friends and family members.

For the occasion, Janette opted for a one-piece swimsuit in blue tones, which she paired with sunglasses.

Aljaz beamed as he splashed in the water with his wife in a colourful striped swimsuit.

Janette was born in Miami, Florida, and is best known for appearing on Strictly Come Dancing and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

Charlotte Hawkins dazzles in red as GMB host flashes the flesh in low-cut gown | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Charlotte Hawkins, 47, looked fabulous last night as she stepped out to host A Classical Gala: Celebrating Raymond Gubbay at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The Good Morning Britain star took to Instagram to share two pictures of the glamorous gown she chose for the occasion with her 243,000 followers.

The floor length dress’ top half was covered in sequins and featured a fringe on either sleeve.

The gown also boasted a keyhole cleavage and a belt cinching at her waist and was completed with a short train.

Despite having her feet covered by the dress, Charlotte showed fans her bright red stilettos as she pulled up her gown to reveal them in a mirror selfie.

The second picture showed Charlotte smiling broadly as she posed backstage inside the emblematic concert hall.

Charlotte finished off her look with a red lip and matching nails and styled her blonde tresses in loose waves.

Carol Kirkwood stuns BBC Breakfast viewers after engagement news with mystery man | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Carol Kirkwood, 59, announced the big news on BBC Breakfast after the weather forecaster left her co-stars Sally Nugent and Jon Kay speechless.

The longstanding weather host revealed she is now engaged – 14 years following her split from her first husband.

The BBC favourite recently gushed about finding love after her divorce from her ex-husband Jimmy but has kept her new romance low-key.

The on-screen star has since shared the exciting news she is set to walk down the aisle for a second time.

Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies refuses to leave £35m inheritance to her sons ‘Inclined not | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Speaking about her fortune, Sara said she told her parents she didn’t want any money from them and urged them not to leave her with an inheritance.

“I have sat down with both sets of parents and said, ‘I really want you guys to not be working to have any inheritance for us,” she said.

The Dragons’ Den star credited her mum and dad for instilling her with the right values and suggested they enjoy their own money on themselves and “extravagant holidays”.

She continued: “That is me telling the generation up, and I would like to think I will bring my kids up to want to say the same thing to me. It would be a real measure of success if the kids grew up with that attitude.

Helen Mirren ‘loved’ sniffing cocaine but quit drug over ‘horrible’ Nazi war criminal | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Dame Helen Mirren, 76, returned to the nation’s screens yesterday as she played Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’ on ITV3. The broadcast of the British biographical drama was perfectly timed, with Her Majesty’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee to mark her 70-year reign less than a fortnight away. Dame Helen portrayed the monarch in 1997 as the Royal Family and the nation struggled to come to terms with the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was married to the Queen’s son and heir, Prince Charles.

The veteran English actress’ Oscar-winning performance was critically acclaimed by critics across the globe.

Dame Helen captured the Queen as a steely monarch who proved resistant to Tony Blair’s push to hold a public funeral for Diana, and to respond to the public’s grief over her death in a car crash in Paris.

The former Labour Prime Minister, who dubbed Diana ‘The People’s Princess’, is played by Michael Sheen.

In 2007, Dame Helen bagged the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, for ‘The Queen’.

But just a year after being celebrated for her regal performance, the star admitted that she used to “love” snorting cocaine as she was interviewed by former newspaper editor Piers Morgan for GQ magazine.

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The actress revealed how she quit the class-A substance after learning that Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie had been profiting from selling the illegal stimulant while evading capture in South America.

Speaking in 2008, she told Mr Morgan: “I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a little bit at parties.

“But what ended it for me was when they caught Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, in the early Eighties.

“He was hiding in South America and living off the proceeds of being a cocaine baron.

“And I read that in the paper, and all the cards fell into place and I saw how my little sniff of cocaine at a party had an absolute direct route to this f***ing horrible man in South America.”

She explained that a friend had reassured her as she started to come up on the psychedelic: “I don’t know how people can take it time after time.

“I had the most wonderful time on it – it was wonderful, partly because my good friend came up to me just as the world was refracting and said, ‘Don’t worry Hel, it’s gonna be fine. Just let go and enjoy it and it’ll be fine,’ and I did.

“He sort of saved me and I had a fantastic time. But it’s too much, it’s too much.”

In her GQ interview, the actress also admitted to smoking weed, but claimed that cannabis left her feeling low.

She said: “I hated it. Dope always made me feel miserable and paranoid and unhappy.

“And I woke up one day and thought, ‘no more of that, thank you’.”

‘The Queen’ aired on ITV3 from 7pm.

Pete Davidson References Kanye West & Ariana Grande In Last SNL Sketch

But Pete isn’t the only SNL cast member who said goodbye in the season 47 finale. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney also took their final bows, as did Kate McKinnon, who reprised one of her most beloved characters, Mrs. Rafferty, for the show’s cold open.  

Since 2015, Kate’s character Mrs. Rafferty has been known for her hilarious alien abduction survival stories—all told in explicit detail—that are so funny they’ve made even Ryan Gosling break character in the past. 

This time was no exception as she hilariously explained being “yanked skyward by some kind of claw machine” in her underwear and eventually landing half-naked in Citi Field during a Mets game after her extraterrestrial encounter.

At the end of the sketch, Kate’s character agreed to live amongst the aliens permanently. As she boarded the ship, the actress became emotional as she gave a brief wave and shared, “Well, Earth, I love ya. Thanks for letting me stay awhile. Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.”

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Kaitlin Armstrong Accused of Murder of Cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson

Possible video evidence

Cash also also said Wilson’s bicycle appeared to be stolen and police later found it about 68 feet south of the home, concealed in thick bamboo.

Police noted in the affidavit that a surveillance video showed a dark colored SUV bearing a bicycle rack stop near the home one minute after Wilson entered it. On May 12, a day after the alleged murder, U.S. Marshalls found a 2012 Jeep Cherokee bearing a bicycle rack at Strickland’s address. He told police that he lives with Armstrong and that the SUV belongs to her. 

Colin Strickland speaks out

“Moriah Wilson and I had a brief romantic relationship from late October-early November 2021 that spanned a week or so while Wilson was visiting Austin,” Strickland, 35, told The Austin American-Statesman in a statement on May 20. “At the time, she and I had both recently ended relationships. She returned to her home in California and about a month later, Kaitlin Armstrong and I reconciled and resumed our relationship. After our brief relationship in October of 2021, [Wilson and I] were not in a romantic relationship, only a platonic and professional one.”

Strickland added, “There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel about my proximity to this horrible crime.” He also said he has “cooperated fully with investigators” and will “continue to do so until some form of justice is served.”

Armstrong allegedly confronted Wilson about dating Strickland

According to the affidavit, Strickland told police he has dated Armstrong for approximately three years and that they briefly ended their relationship for one to two weeks in October 2021. He said that during their breakup, he met Wilson. “Strickland advised that while he and Wilson were dating, Armstrong called Wilson on the phone, telling Wilson she was the one who was dating Strickland,” the affidavit added.

Police were alerted to Strickland because Cash told them that on the day of the alleged murder, Wilson texted her to say she planned to meet with him to go swimming. Strickland told the cops that he picked Wilson up from Cash’s apartment on his motorcycle and that after they went swimming, they had dinner and he drove them back and dropped her off at the residence without entering himself, and then he left to go home.

Strickland lied to Armstrong about his whereabouts that day, telling her in a text that he went to drop flowers off for someone, and that his phone had died, the affidavit stated. He told police that Armstrong later arrived at their house, driving the 2012 Jeep Cherokee, alone.

Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins Shares ALS Diagnosis

John Driskell Hopkins just shared some “tough news.”

The bassist for the Zac Brown Band, announced he has been diagnosed with ALS. Hopkins shared the news in a video posted to the country music group’s official YouTube channel on May 20.

“Over the past several years, I’ve noticed some balance issues and some stiffness in my hands,” he shared. “After careful analysis by some of the country’s top neurologists, I have been diagnosed with ALS.” 

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease that targets the nervous system, making muscles weaken and limiting physical function, according to the ALS Association. The effects on the brain and spinal cord can cause motor function to decrease, loss of muscle control, and loss of speech and movement. The average life expectancy is two to five years.

Although there is no cure for ALS, Hopkins, 51, remains hopeful he can continue to play for his fans for a long while.