BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood has posted a video of thanks to all those who helped her after she was involved in a car accident.

In the BBC Breakfast footage - which you can watch above - the presenter shows her appreciation to the police, cyclists, ambulance and hospital staff who helped her after she was knocked off her bike by a car.

Ms Kirkwood had to take some time off recently to recover from a nasty knee injury, but has now returning to her presenting duties on the BBC.

In a tweet explaining her absence, she said: "Been off following an accident. Got knocked off my bike by a car and got injured", Birmingham Live reports.

Ms Kirkwood then extended her thanks who helped following the incident in a brief statement on social media.

She said: "Biggest thanks ever to the Police (Chris and Faye), the Ambulance Crew (Miranda and Stewart) who tended to me and took me to Hospital."

Rounding off her message, she added: "And especially Peter Foskett-Tharby at Wexham Park Hospital".

Watch the video above to see her message in full

ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins responded: "So sorry to hear that Carol, poor you! Get well soon. Sending love xxx"

Fellow former Strictly Come Dancing participant Susan Calman added: "Oh sweetie!! Hope you're OK. Sending so much love xx."

Gavin and Stacey's Larry Lamb also shared his best wishes and told Carol: "We need you to brighten up our days!"

Carol is a Scottish weather presenter who was trained by the Met Office and is employed by the BBC, in particular on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire.

In 2015, she participated in the 13th series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in 10th place.

The TV personality is the main weather presenter on BBC Breakfast.

She previously presented the BBC's The Weather Show and is also a regular contributor and reporter for The One Show.

In 2011, Kirkwood co-presented the BBC One series The Great British Weather and has also presented the weather on BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

Last year, she had a cameo appearance in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks as a weather presenter.