Owain Wyn Evans plays BBC theme tune on the drums
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The Scottish weather reporter has spent more than two decades presenting forecasts for the BBC . The 58-year-old is best-known for her slot on BBC Breakfast but has also appeared on The One Show, Strictly Come Dancing and more. But Carol, who presents on weekdays, was temporarily outshone by newcomer Owain, which led some viewers to believe he could be her successor.
After the Welsh star's slot on BBC Breakfast last weekend, fans took to Twitter to discuss how much they enjoyed his forecast.
One user said they were "loving the new happy, happy weather man" and another praised his "great weather reporting".
A third wrote: "Morning Owain, a breath of fresh (if chilly) air having you on the box and in the studio this morning.
"Love the delivery and presentation hope you've brought along the drums for an encore for your last slot! Have a great Sat."
Carol Kirkwood feared the ‘clock’ was ‘ticking down’ on her career at BBC Breakfast (Image: BBC)
Carol Kirkwood has spent more than two decades presenting weather reports for the BBC (Image: BBC)
A fourth thanked Owain for a "wonderful forecast" and "loved" how he described a "cold front shimmying in".
Others requested to see "more of him" after feeling "even a horrible forecast" was "fun to watch" with Owain at the helm.
While BBC Breakfast nor the BBC have announced any plans to replace current weekday host Carol, some identified Owain as a clear fan-favourite.
Previously, Carol's discussed her concerns about stepping down and how she would "never give up" her "dream job".
BBC Breakfast weather forecaster Owain Wyn Jones was tipped as a fan favourite online (Image: BBC)
In 2012, she told the Sun: "Look I know there are thousands of younger girls who will kill for my job.
"And I know the clock is ticking down for me."
Carol claimed stepping down from BBC Breakfast would be "like losing a limb" and feared being told she could "no longer do weather".
In 2018, the forecaster remarked she would "never give up the weather on [BBC] Breakfast".
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BBC Breakfast: Carol Kirkwood starred on the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing (Image: BBC / GETTY)
Carol claimed it would be a difficult task for BBC bosses to get rid of her because she loved the job so much.
She told the Radio Times: "If they showed me the door, I'd hang on by my fingernails."
Previously, Carol told the Sun she tried not to think too much about the day she is eventually replaced.
She said: "It's a case of, 'Make hay while the sun shines.'"
Carol had no intention of leaving the show and stated: "I'll be there… as long as Breakfast wants me."
Carol Kirkwood suffered multiple gaffes including when her necklace fell down her top (above) (Image: BBC)
When asked how she felt about the show, she said: "I love it!"
Both Carol and newbie Owain have been praised for their cheerful approach to delivering weather reports.
When asked whether she was as "bubbly" off-camera, she replied: "Yes, it's my joie de vivre – my joy of living."
Her cheerfulness came in spite of the gruelling hours she keeps in order to present BBC Breakfast.
To prepare for her morning slot, Carol claimed to wake up at 2.45am and was at the BBC for 4.30am.
Naga Munchetty calls Carol Kirkwood 'one of the best forecasters'
She claimed to "always" be "sleep deficient" because of the hours and compared it to "like having permanent jet lag".
Carol also revealed that she did not drink alcohol during the week in case she made a mistake during her broadcasts.
She said: "If I stumbled on air, I would think, 'I shouldn't have had that glass of wine last night.'"
Carol claimed she "wouldn't allow" herself to do that because she takes her job "seriously".
On difficult days, she recalled the kind words of one viewer, whose mother was given hope by the star while she was "very ill in a hospice".
Carol Kirkwood started work as a freelance presenter at the BBC in 1993 (Image: GETTY)
Carol said people "stopped" her in the supermarket to say "lovely things" a lot, but this one encounter stood out.
She recalled: "One chap said… some days [his mother] felt like giving up.
"But he said that seeing me being bright and breezy and like the day was filled with joy, made her feel like there was a lot to live for.
"I have never forgotten that."
Carol Kirkwood presents the weather forecasts on BBC Breakfast, which airs from 6am on BBC One.
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