BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood shows off her fancy footwork as she is confirmed as sixth contestant on Strictly Come Dancing
Carol Kirkwood will be swapping the weather for the waltz as she's been announced as the sixth contestant to join Strictly Come Dancing 2015.
The 53-year-old BBC Breakfast presenter was unveiled as the latest celebrity to join the dancing show on Tuesday morning.
And to get into the spirit, Scottish Carol shared a few moves as she showed off her fancy footwork with TV host - and former Strictly contestant - Bill Turnbull outside the offices of MediaCityUK in Salford, Manchester.
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Getting into the spirit: BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, 53, will be swapping the weather for the waltz as she's been announced as the sixth contestant to join Strictly Come Dancing 2015
The Met Office-trained weather presenter certainly looked like she was getting into the swing of things as she strutted her stuff with the 59-year-old news anchor, accompanied by a host of young dancers.
Carol looked a far cry from her regular early morning appearance as she stunned in a form-fitting purple dress, teamed with classic nude court shoes.
Her blonde locks were styled into an elegant chignon with her make-up looking fresh and flawless, and she proved she's already adjusting to the glitz and glamour of Strictly by donning a fun white feather boa.
Stunner: Carol looked a far cry from her regular early morning appearance as she stunned in a form-fitting purple dress, teamed with classic nude court shoes on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning
Ex-Strictly star: Scottish Carol shared a few moves with presenter Bill Turnbull outside the offices of MediaCityUK in Salford, Manchester
Meanwhile, presenter Bill Turnbull swapped his regular suit for a top hat and tails for the special occasion.
In a statement,Carol said she's looking forward to learning the ropes on the upcoming BBC One dance contest.
She said: 'I am beyond excited to be taking part in the best programme on British telly and have been a huge fan since it started!
Sophisticated: Her blonde locks were styled into an elegant chignon with her make-up looking fresh and flawless
Dancing Queen: The presenter was unveiled as the latest celebrity to join the dancing show as she appeared on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning
'I can't wait to learn to dance and hope my experience on Strictly will be a breeze, whether it will be or not is one forecast I cannot predict!'
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she later added: 'I can't believe this at all. It's been a dream for so long that I can't believe that it is finally happening.
'I can't even Waltz, I'm useless!'
'Can't wait to learn to dance!': The Met Office trained weather host certainly looked like she was getting into the swing of things as she strutted her stuff with the 59-year-old, accompanied by a host of young dancers
Rival: Carol joins BBC Proms presenter Katie Derham, 45, and Coronation Street's Georgia May Foote on the 13th series of the BBC One dance contest
As well as her weather presenting duties for BBC Breakfast, Carol's also fronted The Weather Show for the BBC News Channel and has appeared regularly on The One Show.
She also reports the weather every day on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.
Although Carol is brand new to the world of Latin and ballroom, she previously appeared as part of the Newsreader’s Rocky Horror Show routine for Children In Need.
Shining bright: Eastenders actress Kellie Bright, 39, is set to appear on Strictly when it returns next month
Potential winner? 58-year-old TV chef Ainsley Harriot is confirmed to appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2015
She also performed a duet with ex-Strictly champion Chris Hollins performing Baby, It's Cold Outside during the Children In Need appeal show back in 2007.
Carol joins BBC Proms presenter Katie Derham, 45, Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote, 24, EastEnders actress Kellie Bright, 39, TV chef Ainsley Harriott, 58, and BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine, 50, who have been unveiled as contestants so far.
The 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing returns in September 2015.
From radio to TV: BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine was the first celebrity announced to be joining the show
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