BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood suffered "nasty injury" to her knee after road accident

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BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood has returned to work following a bike accident that saw her suffer a "nasty injury" to her knee.

The presenter appeared on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning (May 19) and explained to viewers why she's been absent from the programme for the past three weeks.

"I was out on my bike and got knocked off it by a car that drove into me, it was pure accident of course and I got injured," Carol explained, as she went on to thank those that helped her.

"This is a great opportunity to say thank you to the three cyclists that helped me immediately after the incident.

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"And also the Thames Valley police, that was Chris and also Faye. And the ambulance that tended to me and then took me to hospital, that was Miranda and Stewart," she continued.

"At Wexham Park Hospital, this man is a genius, his name Peter Foskett-Tharby. I can't thank you enough and I'm so grateful to you all."

When asked how she was doing, Carol responded: "I'm getting there. I’ve still got a nasty injury on my knee, but I’m here."

Carol later took to Twitter to thank viewers for their messages of support.

"I am overwhelmed and humbled by all your lovely tweets," she wrote.

"Will read them properly when I get home later. THANK YOU! It is so good to be back. Hope you are all keeping well xxx."

Carol has been BBC Breakfast's main weather correspondent since 1999. In 2010 she completed on Strictly Come Dancing where she was partnered with pro Pasha Kovalev.

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