Carol Kirkwood jokes she’ll be sacked from BBC Breakfast after sharing job fear

Carol Kirkwood admitted she is likely to get "sacked" after voicing her disagreement with a remark made by one of her bosses at BBC Breakfast.

On Thursday's show, host Naga Munchetty handed over to the weather expert, sharing a comment that had been made by their output producer.

"So we were having a discussion this morning and all morning you've been saying, ‘There's lots of weather around and there is lots to talk about,'" Naga said.

"Our output producer said today that there can be no weather and I don't think it's true. I think there is always weather.

"And he said there is a phenomenon where there is no weather."

Carol, 58, didn't hesitate in disagreeing with the remark made by their BBC boss, instantly shutting him down with her expert knowledge.

She declared: "There's always weather. There's always going to be something; it's going to be dry, it's going to be wet, it's going to be sunny.

"So, I don't think he's right."

Moments later, Carol backtracked, realising she had proven her boss wrong on live TV.

"I'll probably be sacked for that one," she said, before going ahead with the weather forecast for the day.

Carol has been a fixture on BBC Breakfast since 1999, having joined the BBC's secretarial reserve after graduating from university.

She has recently said that she doesn't plan on leaving her job any time soon, as she told Radio Times she would "fight for her job" and would "never" leave.

Carol added: "If they showed me the door I would hang on by my fingernails. [I will be there] as long as Breakfast wants me."

As one of the channel's most esteemed meteorologists, Carol is highly respected in the network.

However, Carol made headlines last August when she suffered a hilarious live TV blunder while presenting a weather segment from London's Greenwich Park.

Gesturing to the sprawling green lawn of the park, Carol hosted the weather segment just before 8am, as Londoners soaked up the early-morning sunshine.

Unfortunately, she accidentally confused the word "joggers" – in reference to the runners pacing around the park – for "doggers".

She said: "Greenwich Park is one of the oldest Royal parks and look at it….fabulous! The sun is beating down, we've seen plenty of doggers."

Carol immediately picked up on the slip-up and corrected herself, saying: "No doggers of course…lots of dog walkers and joggers round here through the course of this morning."

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