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Carol Kirkwood: I need eye surgery

Carol Kirkwood is losing her sight, so has been told she must have an operation.

(Cover) - EN TV - Carol Kirkwood has been left terrified after learning she needs an operation to save her sight.

The TV weather presenter is currently competing on reality TV show Strictly Come Dancing, with her foxtrot with partner Pasha Kovalev praised by the judges over the weekend (03-04Oct15).

Although she seemed to be having fun on the dancefloor the star is hiding a strict pain, as she is preparing to go under the knife.

“I’ve got to have an operation on my eye and even though it’s minor, I’m still a little scared,” she told Woman magazine. “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.”

It was actually Carol’s fans who first suggested she should get her eye checked out, after she appeared on BBC Breakfast with it looking swollen and bloodshot in November (14). People immediately began getting in touch with her Twitter, advising her to see a medical expert as soon as she could. Carol reassured her fearful fans that she would follow their requests, with her doctor initially telling her the eye would likely be back to normal within a month.

Unfortunately things didn’t repair as quickly as hoped, which is why the star needs to have an operation. Although the thought of going under the knife is scaring the 53-year-old star, she has vowed not to let it affect her run on Strictly – especially as she’s still on a high following judge Len Goodman’s kind words this weekend.

“The clouds parted and a ray of sunshine came out on to the floor,” he enthused. “You need to be more exaggerated in the movement of the dance. You just come out and make me smile.”

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