Carol Kirkwood's losing her sight

Carol Kirkwood needs to undergo a minor eye operation to prevent losing her eyesight, but is hopeful it won't affect her 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance

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Carol Kirkwood

Carol Kirkwood

Carol Kirkwood is losing her sight.

The 'BBC Breakfast' weather presenter - who is currently competing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' - has revealed her chances of winning the dance contest could be jeopardised if she doesn't go under the knife.

She told Woman magazine: "I've got to have an operation on my eye and even though it's minor, I'm still a little scared.

"I've got such a droopy eyelid and I'm starting to lose part of my sight.

"It's not drastic at the moment but it will only get worse so I'd better have it sorted."

The news comes after the 53-year-old star received positive feedback for her Foxtrot with professional dance partner Pasha Kovalev last weekend.

Head judge Len Goodman said: "The clouds parted and a ray of sunshine came out on to the floor. You need to be more exaggerated in the movement of the dance. You just come out and make me smile."

Darcey Bussell added that she felt Carol had made a substantial "improvement" from the previous week.

She shared: "It was such an improvement from last week. I hope you were happy. I can see you've worked really hard. The work that has gone in has paid off."

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