BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood has married her partner Steve, she announced.

The wedding took place in Buckinghamshire on Wednesday, December 27.

Telling BBC Breakfast about the big day, she said: "It was the most perfect and romantic and intimate wedding. We are both so incredibly happy", according to BBC News.

A message on X, formerly Twitter, from the BBC Breakfast account wished the couple well saying: “Congratulations Carol & Steve. Best wishes from your #BBCBreakfast colleagues.”

Pictures shared of the couple on their big day by the BBC Breakfast X account show Kirkwood wearing a boat neckline satin dress, a classic design popularised by the Duchess of Sussex, and holding a bouquet of long-stemmed roses.

Former BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker was among those congratulating Kirkwood, writing on X: “Congratulations to Carol and Steve. Steve is one very fortunate gentlemen and Carol is the best of us all.

“I wish them every happiness in their new life together @carolkirkwood”.

How and when did Carol Kirkwood get engaged?

Kirkwood revealed the couple were engaged on BBC Breakfast in May last year, saying she had had “absolutely no idea” Steve was going to propose.

Her BBC Breakfast colleagues Sally Nugent and Jon Kay congratulated her on air about the engagement as she reported from the Chelsea Flower Show.

Asked by Kay if it had been a “formal, one-knee thing”, Kirkwood said: “Yes, it was, we went out for a picnic. I had absolutely no idea.

“The weather was glorious. We were sitting chatting, and then my other half was a wee bit nervous for some reason, which I didn’t know.

“And he was fumbling in his pocket and then out came a ring and I thought he was joking actually, I didn’t believe him to start with, but it was lovely.”

She added that it was “quite romantic” before telling her co-presenters: “You’re making me really embarrassed now.”

The Scottish presenter was a contestant in the 2015 series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with Pasha Kovalev.

Lancashire Telegraph: Carol Kirkwood took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2015Carol Kirkwood took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 (Image: Chris Radburn/PA)

Kirkwood revealed why she had a ‘secret boyfriend’

Kirkwood had not previously publicly named her long-time partner or his surname and, speaking while promoting her debut romantic novel titled Under A Greek Moon in 2021, she told the PA News agency: “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.”

She added: “He gets up at quarter to three in the morning to make me a cup of tea before going to work – if that’s not romantic, I don’t know what is.”

Kirkwood was previously married for 25 years to businessman Jimmy Kirkwood before they divorced.