Carol Kirkwood has apologised after an unfortunate slip of the tongue live on BBC Breakfast.
The weather presenter, known for her unwavering professionalism, left viewers laughing after saying there were “lots of doggers” in Greenwich Park during a live broadcast on Monday (10 August).
Kirkwood was reporting on the current UK heatwave when she got her words mixed up, leading to lots of amused comments from people on social media.
Ever the professional, the 58-year-old immediately spotted the error and quickly corrected herself, saying: "Not doggers of course, lots of dog walkers and joggers around here through the course of this morning."
She later tweeted: "That will teach me to try and say joggers and dog walkers in the same sentence!!! Sorry!"
That will teach me to try and say joggers and dog walkers in the same sentence!!! Sorry! 😩xxx— Carol Kirkwood (@carolkirkwood) August 10, 2020
The clip was posted online and her name was soon trending.
Radio 1 breakfast host DJ Greg James posted the clip and said: “Yet further proof that @carolkirkwood is a National Treasure.”
Her BBC Breakfast colleague Dan Walker quoted the tweet to simply say “long may she reign”.
The Sun columnist Dan Wootton suggested: “The heat has got to our Carol.”
One Twitter user praised the star’s professionalism, saying: “So commendable how you kept a straight face – ever the professional!”
Another thanked Kirkwood for managing to make her smile on a Monday morning, saying: “Announcing on the BBC Breakfast weather this morning that there are lots of ‘doggers’ in Greenwich Park.
“Thank you Carol, takes a lot to make me laugh on a Monday morning!”
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One from 6am.